Kaziranga National Park
Location of Kaziranga National Park: tucked in Golaghat district of Assam, the park lies along the main highway between Johhat and the Guwahati. Hamlet of Bokakhat lies to the east, 23 KM (14 miles) from Kaziranga. The park is flanked by the Bodo hills to the west.
Climate of Kaziranga National Park: Summer month are moderate (35° C: 95° F) while winter night are chilly (minimum of 7° C; 45° F ) . Very heavy monsoon rainfall in summer (2300mm; 90 inch )
When to go ( Kaziranga National Park) : A favorable time for the traveler is from November to March. Closed during monsoon season, mid-April t mid-October.
Getting to Kaziranga National Park : Daily flights to Guwahati combined with drive to Kaziranga make this a good option, Flights t Jorhat only twice a week. Bus services from Bokakhar to the park; car hire also available. Get help from Wildindiaguid.com Team
Facilities at Kaziranga National Park: Tourist information centre in Kaziranga, Jeeps are available within the park fordrives at dusk. Early morning elephant rides can also be booked in the park. Accommodation in Kaziranga in forest rest houses and tourist lodge owned by ITDC; canteen facilities. Comfortable accommodation at Wild Grass Resorts in Kohara. Ask Wildindiaguid.com team for more information
Wildlife of Kaziranga National Park: Unique species such as Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Mouse Deer and Barasingha. Elephant rides through park bring visitors much closer to wildlife, although great distances aren't covered.
Reservations for Kaziranga National Park: Permit required from the Ministry of Home Affairs. For reservations, write to: The Deputy Director, Tourism, PO-Kaziranga Sanctuary, Shibsagar District, Assam; or Director, Kaziranga National Park, PO-Bokakhat, Shibsagar District, Assam-785109. Ask Wildindiaguid.com to help you to get the best accomodation.
Prolific birdlife - Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park protects as many as 325 avian species. Often the solitude of the forest is interrupted by the musical notes of the Hill Myna in the distant valleys and hills. Resident birds include Bengal Florican and the Adjutant Stork, while other prominent species are the Fishing and Crested Eagle, Sultan Tit, Collared Bush Chat, White-capped Redstart, Yellow and Pied Wagtail, Indian Lorikeet, Red-Breasted Parakeet, Spotted Forktail and Blue Thrush. Among the many water birds are large Cormorant, Lesser Whistling Teal, Bar-headed Goose, Merganser and Comb Duck.
Haven for herbivores - Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is a vast wildlife refuge, and sustains large numbers of herbivores. One species is the Asiatic Wild Buffalo, or Water Buffalo(Bubalus bubalis). The latter species is quite temperamental andoften charges unprovoked. There are around 40 Indian Bison and many species of the deer family, including Hog Deer, Sambhar and Chital (Spotted Deer). The Soft ground Barasingha is one of Kaziranga's most highly endangered deer species (it is also present in Dudhwa National Park and the park's monsoon-fed waterlogged terrain proves a most suitable habitat since it hooves are specially adapted to this environment. The elusive Mouse Deer is also a threatened species. The smallest of India's deer, standing 25 to 30 centimetres (10 to 13 inches) high, it is recognizable by grayish horizontal stripes on its back.
Leopard and Fishing Cat thrive, as do Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Civet, porcupines, pangolins, the Common Indian Hare, Common Indian Mongoose and Jackal. An animal that is striking in appearance is the Hoolock, or White-browed, Gibbon but these apes are not easily spotted in the hilly evergreen forests. They live as separate families of parents and young, forming groups of no more than six. Their diet is comprised of spiders, insects, fruits, and leaves from which they sip the dew.
Finally, nearly 50 Bengal Tiger ad a reasonable population of Leopard (Panther) survive in Kaziranga's jungles. Visitors who are patient are sure to have a chance at seeing Tiger in the forests.