Assam: All about World Heritage Site ‘ Kaziranga National Park’

Pride of Assam

 

You haven’t seen One-horned Rhino till now then you must visit Kaziranga National Park for once. It is one of the most amazing wildlife holiday destinations in India with an area of 430 sq km. It spreads with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests which is home to more than 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros that counts approximately 2/3rd of their total world population. The park was formed in 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon. The park is located by covering some parts of Golaghat and Nagaon districts. In 1985, UNESCO declared it as the World Heritage site. With the increasing time, The population of tigers has increased in Kaziranga and therefore it was also declared as a Tiger Reserve in 2006.

The beauty of the park increased with the presence of  Birds like lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer’s pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian Openbill stork specially migrate from the Central Asia during the winter season.

 

Along with the vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broad leaf forests in the park, the presence of Brahmaputra river makes it look elegant.

 

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Best time to Visit

 

November to April is the best time to visit the park since it remains closed from 1st May to 31st Oct.

Safari timings

Morning Jeep Safari:- 8 AM to 10 AM

 

Afternoon Jeep Safari:- 2 PM to 4 PM

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