Lying in the golaghat and nagaon districts of indian state assam, Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site. it inhabits the magnificent one horned Rhinoceros Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros often abbreviated as rhino, is a group of five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia.Members of the rhinoceros family are characterized by their large size (they are some of the largest remaining megafauna, with all of the species able to reach one tonne or more in weight); as well as by an herbivorous diet; a thick protective skin, 1.5–5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; relatively small brains for mammals this size (400–600 g); and a large horn. They generally eat leafy material, although their ability to ferment food in their hindgut allows them to subsist on more fibrous plant matter, if necessary. Unlike other perissodactyls, the two African species of rhinoceros lack teeth at the front of their mouths, relying instead on their lips to pluck food.[ Says Wikipedia
two-third of the rhinos of the world is inhabited by Kaziranga National Park. this park also treasures highest number of tigers among the protected areas. pertaining to this, Kaziranga National Park was declared as a tiger reserve in 2006. this national park is not only famous for its magnificent wildlife but also for the wide variety of biodiversity. it's a major wildlife tourist attraction and is visited by various wildlife photographers, wildlife enthusiast, nature lovers and naturalists. this place makes a utopian world to them.
This park is a home to wide variety of wildlife that specifically includes great indian white horned rhinoceros, wild asiatic white buffalo, eastern swamp deer, elephants and tigers. due to the presence of these five huge animals, kaziranga park is often connotes as home of "big five". kaziranga national park, being one of the major tiger reserve has the highest density of tigers present in it. the other animals that are inhabited by this park are jungle cats, leopard cats, fishing cats, hispid hare, indian mongoose, large indian civet, golden jackal, bengal fox, chinese pangolin, sloth deer, Hog Dadger Hog Dadger, The hog badger (Arctonyx collaris) is a terrestrial mustelid that is widespread in Central and Southeast Asia. It is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as its occurrence is patchy. The population is thought to be declining due to high levels of exploitation. Says Wikipedia , ferret badgers and many others.
This park has also a very eminent birdlife. birds such as goose, black necked stork, indian vulture, pale capped pigeon, bengal florican, diclofenac, blue breasted quail, ruddy shedluck, gadwall, malard, falcated duck, common pochard, tufted duck, grey headed fish eagle and many more. thus this varied birdlife makes it a utopian space for birdlovers.
The flora of Kaziranga National Park is mainly divided into four types: alluvial savanna woodlands, alluvial inundated grasslands, tropical moist mixed deciduous forests and tropical semi-evergreen forests. the tree of this vegetation includes garcinia, tinctoria, dillinea indica, aphania rubra, leea indica and many others. there are many ponds and lakes in this park which harbors the plantations and wildlife of this national park.
The best season to visit this place is from november to april. the time of sunset and sunrise of assam are quite different. hence this place is visited at early hours of day time. Kaziranga National Park remains closed for june to september. wildlife safari in Kaziranga National Parkis undertaken on jeeps. elephant rides are also availed by the wildlife enthusiasts. the scenic beauty of this place is spectacular and undoubtedly very much hypnotizing. any person can fall in love with this place.there are various rest houses inside where one can stay and enjoy the alluring beauty for some days.
Kaziranga National Parkbeing a world heritge site, is well preserved and looked after by indian government and all necessary adoptions are taken up by them to preserve the wildlife and vegetation of this place. the grandeur is undoubtedly worth a watch! traversing through the varied wildlife and plantations makes the journey memorable. the chirrups of birds and the lushy grasslands make the wildlife safari to the kaziranga national park a memorable and admirable trip.