Kaziranga National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a prime wildlife destination, one of the best in India when it comes to the park experience. Kaziranga is recognised as one of the few remaining habitats of the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros (main attraction for travellers). There are over 1500 rhinos in Kaziranga. Kaziranga has the highest density of tigers among all protected areas of the world (However, sightings are not that prolific as being difficult to spot in the Elephant Grass!)
Kaziranga is home to over 70 per cent of the world’s swamp or wild buffalo; the rare swamp deer; over 1,000 wild elephants; 450 species of wetland, grassland, and woodland birds; and the Indian bison, sambar, leopard, hog deer, sloth bear, and the only ape found in India – the hoolock gibbon. The vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshlands, dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, the Karbi Hills fringing it, and the magnificent Brahmaputra give Kaziranga its exceptional beauty. The area has villages, fields, and large tea estates that you can explore.
The four tourist circuits of Kaziranga are Kohora, Bagori, Agaratoli, and Ghorakati. Unlike other parks in Central India, Jeep safari permits are available readily. Ghorakati & Bagori (Western Range), are best accessed first while arriving from Guwahati / Tezpur. Bagori is good for an evening safari for close range Rhino photography. Kohora (Central Range) is the best offering Elephant rides, Jeep safaris and widest range of wildlife and birdlife sightings. Agartoli (Eastern Range) is farthest of all ranges, set right on the Brahmaputra river (Boating possible), most exclusive Jeep safaris (with least tourists) and best birding.
Kaziranga is an integral part of many Brahmaputra cruises that operate and is popularly visited as part of wildlife circuit combining other parks of Assam such as Manas, Nameri and Pabitora.
Holxo Tours in Kaziranga