Places to visit nearby Kaziranga :
Kaziranga National Park
The etymology of the name Kaziranga is uncertain, with many explanations exists. Few historians believe that the name Kaziranga derived from the Karbi word “Kaijir-a-rang”, meaning “The village of Kajir”.
The history of Kaziranga as a protected area traces back to 1904, when Mary Victoria Leiter, the wife of the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, visited the area. She spot a rhinoceros, for which the area was renowned, she asked her husband to take urgent steps to protect the species. On June 01, 1905, Kaziranga proposed reserved forest was created with an area of 232 sqquare kilometers. Over the next three years, the park was extended by 152 square kilometers to the banks of Brahmaputra river. In 1908, the government designated Kaziranga a reserved forest. In 1916, the reserved forest converted into a game sanctuary. P. D. Stracey, the forest conservationist, renamed Kaziranga Game Sanctuary to Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950. In 1968, the state government passed “The Assam National Park Act of 1968”, declaring Kaziranga a National Park. The 430 square kilometer park received official status by the Central Govt on February 11, 1974.
In 1985 UNESCO declared Kaziranga a world heritage site for its natural environment.
Geographic location of Kaziranga is between latitudes 2630’N and 2645’N and longitudes 9308’E within two districts of Assam- the Kaliabor subdivision of Nagaon district and the Bokakhat subdivision of Golaghat district.
Kaziranga contains 35 mamalian species of which 15 are threatened as per the IUCN Red List:
Large herbivorous are Indian One-horned rhinoceros, wild Asiatic water buffalo, elephants, Eastern Swamp Deer and Sambar.
Small herbivorous include the Indian Muntiac, Wild boar and hog deer. It also represents few species of large cats such as Indian Tigers, Leopards, jungle cat, fishing cat etc.
Small mammals like the rare Hispid Hare, Indian Civets, Bengal Fox, Golden jackal, Sloth bear, Chinese pangolin, Indian pangolin, Hog badger, Chinese Ferret badger and particular flying squirrels, the Assamese macaque, capped golden langur as well as the Hoolock Gibbon are also found here.
Kaziranga is a home to a number of migratory birds, water birds, predator and game birds. Birds such as the lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, bear’s pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant black-necked stork.
The grasslands of Kaziranga contains tall elephant grass, sugarcanes, spear grass, elephant grass and the common reed.The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is October to May.
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is located in the south bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra in Assam. The park is 217 kms from Guwahati city. It is a flood-plain grassland and dense forests with biodiversity. The National Park is in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. It covers a total area of 430 square kilometers. Kaziranga is world famous for Indian one-horned rhinoceros. It is a world heritage site in India as per UNESCO. Kaziranga has the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world. It has been declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The Park has large population of elephants, water buffalo, hog deer and swamp deer. Birdlife International has recognized Kaziranga as an Important Bird Area (IBA) for conservation of avifaunal species. The park combines high species diversity and visibility. Kaziranga National Park enjoys a semi tropical climate. This region experiences three seasons- a mild winter, hot summer and long monsoon season. The National Park give amazing moment to the nature lover with its wild animals, birds, reptiles, aquatic life and many other creatures of the endangered species.
ELEPHANT and JEEP SAFARI:
Elephant safari is conducted daily from western range Bagori and central range Kohora. Elephant rides are conducted in two shifts- 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM and 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM.
Jeep Safari is conducted in all tourist circuits in western range Bagori, Central range Kohora, Eastern range Agoratoli and Burhapahar range Ghorakati. Jeep afari is open from 7:00 AM to 10 AM in morning and from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM in the afternoon.
Photos from Kaziranga
Assam is a charming land with heart warming people. It is one of the Seven Sister states in the North East of India. It is encircled by the remaining Sister states Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and another state West Bengal. Moreover, the countries Bangladesh and Bhutan share the international borders with this state.
Assam is a wonderland of enchanting beauty and excitement, a Green Paradise. It contains so much beauty and depth that a nature lover is held spellbound.
Rongmon Tourism Society is committed to showcase this charm and wonder to the people of the world. This activity has the potential to generate tremendous tourist movement and business potential. Assam also has the advantage of being the gateway of the