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Kaziranga National Park
About Kaziranga National Park :
Kaziranga National Park lies on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park covers an area of approximately 430 Sq. kms with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass making it the ideal habitat for the Indian one-horned. The vast open country makes Kaziranga very accessible and wildlife viewing fairly pleasurable. Here one can leave in the early hours of the dawn for an elephant-back-ride.

Kaziranga RhinoOne could see wild elephant herds roaming around or rhinos browse past visitors unconcernedly. Since Kaziranga is easily accessible, it provides a chance to see animals in the wild at close quarters, thus making a trip to this National Park a very rewarding experience. The Park lies in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River. The Kabri Angling Hill ranges rise around the park pressing it against the Brahmaputra River, flowing as its northern boundary. Into the soup plate between the river and the ranges, flow several rivulets.

The Kabri Angling Hill ranges rise around the park pressing it against the Brahmaputra River, flowing as its northern boundary. Into the soup plate between the river and the ranges, flow several rivulets. They bring down rich silt and sand, spread in small lakes, silt up the lakes to make swamp and marshes, alluvial grasslands rising to alluvial Savannah woodlands; and then as the land loses its moisture with height, rise to mixed deciduous forests and finally, to tropical evergreen forests.

It is believed that if nature had not designed such a breathtakingly beautiful habitat, it would have been extremely difficult for man to create a national park with such natural diversities suited to a diverse range of animal species. Kaziranga National Park is the stronghold of the one horned rhinoceros. There are over 1000 rhinos in this reserve.

The wild elephant, another exotic animal of the region and often-found in herds number over 700 here. The wild buffalo is another attraction of the reserve and again there are over 6oo of these in the reserve. The mouse deer, the hog deer, barking deer, chinkara gazelle, bears, leopards, leopard cat, wild boars and the gaur are to be found here besides a variety of the primate family. The bird life of Kaziranga National Park is typical of the north-eastern Foothill of India.

The highlight of the bird life here are the sights of hundreds and hundreds of Pelicans, which breed here. The other birds commonly found here are Crested Serpent eagle, Pallas fishing eagle, grey - headed fishing eagle, swamp partridges, red jungle fowl, Bengal florican, bar headed goose, whistling teal, egrets, herons, black - necked stork, and open billed stork.

Wildlife Attarction in Kaziranga (Indian Rhino)
The Indian rhino properly know as the great indian one horned Rhinoceros is a desendant of an old species of rhino.despite its fearsome apperance, it is generall a peaceful animal. It is one of the two greatest success stories in rhino conservation (the other one being the Southern White Rhino in South Africa). With strict protection from Indian and Nepalese wildlife authorities, Indian Rhino...more..

Topography in Kaziranga National Park
The land is quite level all over the park, which is mainly covered Elephant Kazirangaby dense and tall elephant grass due to its flood-plain ecosystem .A few pockets of tropical semi-evergreen and deciduous forests also occur within the Park area. The grasslands along with scattered trees of Silk cotton (Bombax ceiba), Elephant Apple (Dillenia indica) and Indian rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo) among others give a typical savannah look akin to the sprawling wildernesses of Africa and North AmericaThese picturesque swamplands have an abundant cover of water lilies, water hyacinth and lotus. The vegetation that breaks the monotony of these grasslands and swamps are large clumps of semi-evergreen forest. The park, although quite flat in nature, is set against a backdrop of hills like the Mikir and Karbi Anglong.

Nearby Attractions(Kaziranga National Park )
There are many places which can be visited while you are staying at Kaziranga National Park .The Kakochang waterfalls is 13 kms from Bokakhat. Not far from the park are the ruins of the ancient Numaligarh. These ruins are of great archaeological importance. The tea gardens of Hathkhuli, Methoni, Difalu, Behora Borchapori are also other local attractions. Also visit the coffee and rubber plantations behind the tourist lodge.

Kaziranga National Park Visits :
The park can be visited on an Elephant back or in a Jeep. There are trips covering Mihimukh, Baguri, Hole path, Arimarah, Kohora Central path-Baguri all areas teeming with wildlife-all authentically wild.

Climate (Kaziranga National Park )
The climate of Kaziranga park is tropical. Summers are hot and winters cold. Take cotton clothes for summers and do not forget to pack woolens during winters. The average rainfall is 160 cms. But the monsoon months bring heavy downpours which often flood the park.

Kaziranga BuffaloKaziranga contains significant breeding populations of 35 mammalian species, of which 15 are threatened as per the IUCN Red List. The park has the distinction of being home to the world's largest population of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros (1,855), Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo (1,666) and Eastern Swamp Deer (468).Significant populations of large herbivores include elephants (1,940), gaur (30) and sambar (58). Small herbivores include the Indian Muntjac, wild boar and hog deer.

Birding in Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National ParkKaziranga National Park is also famous for its sizable population of exotic and rare birds. In addition to about 250 species of domestic birds, thousands of migratory birds, representing over 100 species, visit the park seasonally from as far as Siberia. Kaziranga is also home to some of the most endangered species of exotic and rare birds in India.

The commonly seen birds in Kaziranga National Park include the Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Black-Shouldered Kite, Blue-breasted Quail, Himalayan Griffon, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Rose-breasted Parakeet, Red Jungle Fowl, Swamp Partridge, White Tailed Eagle to name a few. The prominent migratory birds that visit the park during winters are Graylag Geese, Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck and Red-Crested Pochard among many others.

Reptiles in Kaziranga National Park
Crocodiles - Gharial
Lizards- Assam garden lizard, assam olive-brown skink, assam greyish-brown gecko, common indian skink, common bengal monitor, dotted garden skink, indian water monitor, light-olive assam garden lizard, tuckto gecko, ticticky house gecko
Snakes - Bengal cobra, black krait, common kukri snake, striped keelback, checkered keelback watersnake, common or long-nosed vine snake, rock python, reticulated python, copperhead trinket snake, rat snake, common krait, banded krait, king cobra, russel's viper, pit vipers

Turtles and Tortoises - Assam roofed turtle, brown roofed turtle, brown hill tortoise, indian roofed turtle, indian tent turtle, indian eyed turtle, gangetic or indian softshell turtle, indian peacock softshell turtle, narrow headed softshell turtle, indian flapshell turtle, oldham's leaf turtle, keeled box turtle, malayan box turtle, spotted pond turtle.

Fishes in Kaziranga National Park
Amblypharyngodon mola, amphipnous cuchia, Kaziranga Birdaorichthys seenghala, anabas testudineus, bagarius bagarius, catla catla, chanda nama, channa amphibia, channa orientalis, channa marulius, channa punctata, channa striatus, cirrhina mrigala, clarius batrachus, colisa lalius, colisa fasciata, eutropiichthys vacha, gudiusia chapra, glossogobius giuris, heteropneustes fossilis, labeo bata, labeo calbasu, labeo rohita, labeo nandina, labeo gonius, mastacembelus armatus, mystus bleekeri, mystus cavasius, mystus menoda, mystus vittatus, nandus nandus, notopterus chitala, notopterus notopterus, ompak pabo, salmostoma bacaila, puntius ticto, puntius sarana, rasbora daniconius, rasbora elenga, tetraodon cutcutia, wallago attu.

Kaziranga National Park Visits:
The park can be visited on an Elephant back or in a Jeep. There are trips covering Mihimukh, Baguri, Hole path, Arimarah, Kohora Central path-Baguri all areas teeming with wildlife-all authentically wild.

Climate (Kaziranga National Park )
The climate of Kaziranga park is tropical. Summers are hot and winters cold. Take cotton clothes for summers and do not forget to pack woolens during winters. The average rainfall is 160 cms. But the monsoon months bring heavy downpours which often flood the park.
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