Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga

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Kaziranga National Park is one of the prides of Assam. It is noteworthy to mention that it is home to the endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros and also declared as a tiger reserve in 2006, hosting the highest density of tigers in the world . The national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a large park covering an approximate area of 429.93 sq.km. It falls under two districts of Assam – Golaghat and Noagaon districts.

Kaziranga tourism is not just about spotting one of the many one-horned rhinoceros or tigers that gracefully trudge the large grounds, but also to see the three large herbivores that live in the park, namely, the Asiatic Elephant, the Asiatic Water Buffalo and the Swamp Deer. The Kaziranga National Park has also been demarcated as an important bird-area by the Birdlife International for its effort to conserve avifaunal species.

One of the many attractions in the Kaziranga National Park is travelling inside the park on elephants that are steered by trained Mahout. It is a special treat to move in the open grounds on these majestic animals.

The other alternative of seeing the national park is on booked jeeps or 4WD vehicles. These have to be booked in advance from the Park Administrative Centre.

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