Kaziranga is a national park
that is located in a region called Golaghat and the Nagaon districts of the state of Assam in
India. This shelter presently accommodates two-thirds of the world’s greatest
one-horned rhinoceroses. It is commonly referred to as a World Heritage Site.
Kaziranga is an enormous range of elephant grass and moist broadleaf forests
which are crisscrossed by 4 major rivers. The park is openly available for
tourists to visit and hosts several other amazing animals such as Bengal foxes,
hog deer, Indian wild boar, Chinese ferret badger, civets, sloth bears, Swamp
deer, Ganges and Indus river dolphin, elephants, orange-bellied Himalayan
squirrel, wild buffalos, leopards, flying squirrels and much more.
Kaziranga’s land is very
fertile with the sedimentary soil caused by erosion and the deposition of the
famous river known as the Brahmaputra
River. Therefore, making it qualified for agricultural growth in the suburbs of
Fauna in Kaziranga National park
Kaziranga actually has a very
favourable atmosphere for countless species such as leopards, jungle cat,
Bengal tigers and many others. Due to its many wildcats, it was declared a
tiger reserve in 2006, since then the population of tigers enhanced enormously
in Kaziranga, which is why it is referred as one of the highest tiger density
There are a lot of other wild
animals residing in this forest such as Assamese macaque, Chinese Pangolin,
Bengal fox, hog badger, golden jackal, Hoolock gibbon, Indian grey mongoose,
sloth, Indian Pangolin, golden langur, and many others who enrich the wildlife
Approximately more than 400
species of exotic birds can be spotted in Kaziranga park. Some of them are
Black-necked Stork, White-fronted Goose, Greater Adjutant, Ferruginous Duck,
Safari Zones in Kaziranga National park
The National Park is divided
into the four different tourism zones which are the Central Safari Zone in
Kaziranga, the Western Safari Zone, also known as the Bagori Zone, The Eastern
Safari Zone which is also called the Agaratoli Zone and the Burapahar safari
Zone. In the western and central zone, you can see the elephants being
organized while the jeep is usually arranged in every zone.
Available to tourists are
guided tours by elephant or Jeep. Tourists are also allowed in the park to take
their own vehicles while being accompanied by guides.
History of Kaziranga National park
It is known among a few today
that in the 16th century, a barren couple, Kazi and Rangai was blessed with a
child by Saint–scholar Srimanta Sankardeva who asked the couple to dig a pond
in the area so they might live on forever.
Kaziranga as a name means the ‘
land of red deer’, also, ‘Kazi’ in the language Karbi means ‘goat’, and
‘Rangai’ means ‘red’. Many historians were said to believe that the name means
‘village of Kajir’, derived from the language of Karbi ‘Kajir-a-rong’.
Although a love story now
foretold as the legend of Kaziranga park reveals a girl known as Ranga who fell
in love with a boy called Karbi Anglong that lived in a nearby village. Both of
their families were strongly against their union and so they fled, together
into the forest which was then named after them as Kaziranga.
The park is roughly 40 km in
length from north to south. The park has One-Horned Rhinoceros, wild Asiatic
water buffalo, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian elephant, eastern swamp deer. The park
is home to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, predators, scavengers,
and game birds.
Nearby Places of Kaziranga
Temple – It is a very famous temple dedicated to Goddess Durga and this temple
attracts many devotees each year including tourists
National Park – this park was set up as a sanctuary in 1985. In 1988, it
attained the designation of the national park with a sizeable amount of
wildlife, avifaunal and flowered divisions in the range with ample herds of
Wildlife Safari at the Kaziranga National
To really experience the
wildlife, one of the best places to visit is India. Why? India is home to a
very wide variety of wildlife and flora. 60% of forests and wildlife are
endangered species but places like Kaziranga National park is a sanctuary to
them. The Indian government has played a very vital role in the conservation of
nature. There are 2 important safaris in the Kaziranga national park:
Kaziranga National Park is
popularly known for housing one-horned rhinos and tall elephant grasses. The
only way to explore the beauty of the jungle and witness the amazing wildlife
species of the Kaziranga park is by climbing on the back of an elephant. The
height lets you safely watch everything. Through Elephant safari, tourists get
the chance to watch in activities of the amazing animals in their natural home,
undisturbed by tourist activity.
The Elephant Safari allows you
to explore the beauty of the forests while sitting nine feet above the ground
on the back of an elephant. There’s a popular saying that Tourism without
riding on the back of an elephant is incomplete in Kaziranga park. The Elephant
safari is considered a special treat to tourists as you can imagine the
pleasure of an undisturbed jungle ride.
Besides the Elephant Safari, if
you fear heights and would like to watch the wildlife from the confines of a
cabin, you can opt for Jeep safari. You can still watch herds of animals in
their natural habitat and feel safe. The
jeep is a 4×4 wheeled vehicle with an open roof. This safari compared to the
elephant ride are nothing alike, the jeep safari is kind of a faster and
simpler way to admire the mysterious parts of the Kaziranga Jungle. It is
actually the one place of the park that appeals strongly to tourists. If you’re
a hardcore wildlife lover, as well as a genuine traveller, then you’ll
definitely prefer to go to this safari because it covers the highest area in a
short time. It is advisable to get permission in advance for this.
On the designated tourist’s
path that is decided by the forest officials, the Jeep safari in Kaziranga
National park is permitted. As of now,
the jeep safari takes you on a ride to specific places only. Here’s the list of
places it covers:
in Central Range at Kohora
in Western Range at Bagori
in Eastern Range at Agaratoli
in Burapahar Range at Ghorakati
Numerous types of birds migrate
to Kaziranga National Park. You can catch a glimpse of them here. Besides, it
also has various species of residential birds which are an equal delight for
bird watchers. These birds can usually be found basking on the banks of the
popular river Brahmaputra. Apart from them, there are four diverse kinds of
vegetation in this very park.
Advisable time zones to visit Kaziranga park
is between November and February
is between March and May.
Rainy monsoon season is between June to September and it is known that every
year the Brahmaputra River floods the park during the monsoon season.
Therefore, visiting the park
during the monsoon season is a bad idea and it is more advisable to visit the
park when you can have good sightings of the wildlife present in the park which
is around the months of November to April.
Restaurants and Luxury Hotels in Kaziranga
There are 3 most recommended
restaurants in the Kaziranga national park.
Maihang restaurant:You can enjoy mouth watering Assamese food here. Taste wide range on
foods like chicken curry, duck, pigeon and potato.All these local dishes are
Also, countless luxury hotels
for your comfortable stay are available around Kaziranga park, a few of them
A few of the hotels located
inside Kaziranga park are: