Far into the North-East region where the mighty Brahmaputra River gracefully rolls over a range of picturesque hills and plains, lies a lonely landscape of tropical evergreen forest that boasts of protecting the largest population of the rare one-horned rhinoceros in the world. Popularly known as the Kaziranga National Park, this unique wildlife rendezvous in Assam rules the heart of every wildlife enthusiast from India and abroad. Come and experience the thrill and excitement of spotting some of the rarest and most spectacular inhabitants of the jungle in the midst of 430 sq. km of extensive grasslands, lakes, and forest.
Undisturbed by human presence, the park falls on the National Highway 37 that runs through it, and one can often have glimpses of the rhino grazing on wide-open grasslands, unmindful of the crane lazing the sun on its back. Sometimes elephants too come out into the open in search of food and block the road only to add some spice to your long and uneventful journey.
Kaziranga also boasts of an elusive tiger population, which occupies a major place in the list of mammals in the area. Though the chances of meeting the predator are less, an elephant ride through the heart of the jungle never allows you to lose hope of encountering one. Another highlight of the park is the wild buffalo, always ready to attack with its big sharp horns. Besides, the sights of magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, bears, leopards, wild boar, hoolock gibbon, capped languor, and rattle (badger) tend to offer a complete jungle trip far from the noisy world of man.
The best time to visit the Kaziranga National park is the period between November to March. Jorhat forms the nearest airport, 96-km away, and Guwahati at a distance of 217 km. A good number of accommodation facilities available in and out of the park, including the ITDC Forest Lodge, Wild Grass Resort, and GLS Resort.
Apart from the world-famous One-Horned Rhino and the Tiger, the park is a paradise for bird watchers too. Hundreds and hundreds of Pelicans breed here. Other birds found in the area include the swamp partridge, red jungle fowl, Bengal florican, bar-headed goose, whistling teal, egrets, herons, stork, and many species of eagles like crested serpent eagle, Pallas fishing eagle, and the gray-headed fishing eagle.