It is a well protected area which spreads across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra river. It consists of forest, wetlands, and grasslands which has been a home to numerous wildlife such as the Tigers, Elephants and the popular One horned Rhinoceros. The area has been declared a World heritage site owing to its richness in wildlife and its beauty. Kaziranga is a wild experience that you must take while in Assam. The place was also declared as a Tiger Reserve in the year 2016 owing to its high density of Tigers here. People come here mainly for the sighting of the one horned Rhinos that are in plenty here, around 2/3rd of its global population. The park is home to enormous populations of elephants, water buffalo, and the swamp deer.

The area of Kaziranga covers an area of around 429 sq/km and is conserved to provide a better habitat for increasing the population of wildlife here. The height of the area ranges from 40 m to 80 m and is bordered by the Brahmaputra along the northern and eastern boundaries. It is one of the wildest destinations throughout India that has been attracting global wildlife enthusiasts. It is a Biodiversity hotspot that has enormous secrets that need to be explored.

Best time to visit

The climate of the Kaziranga is tropical which gets quite hot and humid in the summers (April - June). The winters generally have warm days and pretty cold nights during winters (November – January). The Brahmaputra River floods during the monsoon creating havoc in the area sometime during the months of June to August generally. It is best to avoid visiting during this season.

So, November to April is the best time to Visit the beautiful Kaziranga.

HOW TO REACH

The nearest airport would be the Jorhat airport which is about 97 km from Kaziranga but a better well connected airport would be the Guwahati which is around 217 km. The nearest railway station to would be Furkating station which is around 75 km away from Kaziranga. The station is well connected to the major railway stations like Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, and some others. To reach the Kaziranga National Park you must take the NH 37 until the small Kohora town.

PLACES TO SEE

There are many other tourist places you can visit while you are exploring the Kaziranga. There is plenty of natural beauties around the Kaziranga that can be explored and enjoyed along with its rich wildlife sanctuaries, Bird Sanctuaries, Waterfalls, Tea Estates, and other attractions.

Kaziranga National Orchid Park

It is located around 2 km from the central Kaziranga Park and is a must visit. It is a beautiful park in an area of around 6 areas and is definitely one of the largest orchid parks in the whole of the Northeast as well as in India. The orchid park is really varied and has about 500 varieties of wild orchids apart from an astonishing 132 species of sour fruits and leafy vegetables. Other charms here are 46 species of bamboos, 12 species of cane and many other plant species.

Orang National Park

It is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National park or the mini Kaziranga and lies in the Darrang districts in Assam. It spreads at an area of about 79 sqkm and the park is really blessed with an enormous list of wildlife like the one horned Rhino, Tiger, Leopard, Deer, Sambar and few other unique migratory birds that are very less found anywhere else. It is a lovely place which provides a great experience that is very unique. Avoid missing one of the best places in Kaziranga.

Kakochang Waterfalls, Bokakhat

It is one of the best places around Kaziranga that witnesses a huge number of tourist that come here for sightseeing or picnic. The waterfall here is simply scenic and also allows the view of the historical remains of the Numaligarh. The waterfall is located at around 13 km from the Jorhat region. It also has an enhanced view of the plantations of tea, coffee and rubber farms. You could also engage in a trek that starts from Bokakhat and ends at the waterfall base.

Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is an attractive location that can be visited and is named after Hoolock and Gibbon – the only ape kind found in India and a dominant tree species. It is spread over an area of about 21 sq km in the Jorhat district of Assam. This sanctuary was declared as a separate reserve in the year 1997. The sanctuary is rich of Assamese macaque, wild boar, tigers, stump-tailed macaque, capped langur, jungle cats, Indian elephants and several mammals which are very scarcely found anywhere else.

Manas National Park

It is another wonder that has also been recognized under the UNESCO world heritage sites. After Kaziranga, it is the second best popular wildlife sanctuary in the entire Assam and also very popular throughout India. You will find loads of nature and wildlife enthusiast her everyday and loving every single moment here. There are also several forest reserves here and the vast jungles have some the most beautiful floras and faunas. Among the five national parks and eighteen Wildlife sanctuaries, Manas is one of the most prominent and really diverse.

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