Kaziranga National Park – Assam, India
Kaziranga National Park situated in Assam state of India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a UNESCO world heritage sites of India.
In the heart of Assam, It is the oldest park covers an area of 430 Sq kms. This park is one of the last areas in eastern India. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds.
With the mighty Brahmaputra river lapping at the fringes, the park encompasses wetlands, forests and grasslands, which shelter a sizeable population of tigers as well. While eastern swamp deer and wild water buffalo are common sights, if you're lucky, you can also spot a herd of elephants making their way grandly through the park. One of the key attractions of the park are the 4WD safaris that help you explore the park better.
Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species. The park was declared as a tiger reserve in 2006, and is divided into five different ranges. When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation.
Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility. The title Kaziranga adopts its name to Karbi, which is the name of a woman who ruled here in ancient time.