About Kaziranga National Park
Tucked within north-eastern India is a national park with immense ecological significance. Enchanting, with its vast vistas and watery glades, Kaziranga National Park is considered as one of the most enthralling wildlife hotspots in all of Asia. This ecological haven gains plenty of traction as it is the last place on earth where the vulnerable Indian Rhinoceros can be readily found. In fact, life here flourishes remarkably well that makes this park so appealing – There isn’t a place throughout Asia that can match the massive herds of animals’ witness here!
Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park, plays host to an incredible bird diversity, harboring species well over 500. The highlights one can witness here include Swamp Francolins, Blue Bearded Bee-eaters, and the Wreathed Hornbill along with a medley of other extravagant birds and mammals that occur abundantly in this biologically diverse part of our natural world.
Parts of Kaziranga National Park lay in the Golaghat District and the Nagaon District of Assam. It is by far the oldest park in Assam and covers an area of 430 sq km along the river Brahmaputra in the North and the Karbi Ang long hills in the South. The Park is a world heritage site and was officially declared as a national Park in the year 1974.
The landscape comprises of woodlands, elephant grass, reeds and marshes along with shallow pools dotted across the serene expanse. Kaziranga National Parkis one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. Apart from the Greater One Horned Rhinoceroses, the species that inhabit the area include the Tiger, Elephant, Water buffalo, Gaur, Leopard Cat, Otters and Monitor Lizards. Some of the other birds that can be commonly sighted here are Flamingos, Greater Adjutant, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Whistling Teal, Crested Serpent Eagle, Asian Open Bill, Osprey, and Marsh Harrier.
Kaziranga National Park is divided into 4 Ranges. The Burapahar : Ghorakati, the Western Range which is Bagori, the Central Range is called Kohora and the Eastern Range is well known as Agoratli. The western and central zones of Kaziranga National Park are the two ranges where one can explore the jungle via an Elephant safari and a jeep safari, While the eastern zone provides jeep safaris to its tourists as well as boat safaris. The final last zone, Burapahar however, consists of a hilly terrain which is ideal for some extraordinary birding. In addition to the this enriching habitat, it also serves as an enticing route to explore the jungle on foot.
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Kaziranga National Park was discovered in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the Indian state of Assam in the early 20th century. In 1904, Baroness Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, the wife of Lord Curzon (the Viceroy of India), visited Kaziranga. During that time, Kaziranga had gained notoriety for having a sizable rhinoceros population, but on her visit there, she was unable to spot any rhinos in the forest; instead, she only saw hoof prints. According to rumours, Baroness Curzon was shown by renowned Assamese animal tracker Balaram Hazarika, who informed her of the pressing need for wildlife protection.
Soon after, it was suggested to expand the Kaziranga reserve forest such that it joins the Bokakhat Dhansirimukh route in the east. The idea was opposed by the locals because it would threaten their rights to fish, collect cane, gather firewood, and graze. In addition to this, the European tea plantation community also had issue with the same. The park was also expanded by 152 km2 (59 sq mi) to the Brahmaputra River’s banks. Kaziranga was designated as a Reserve forest in the year 1908. Later in 1916, it was given the name Kaziranga Game Sanctuary, and that designation held through 1938, when hunting was severely outlawed but visitors were still allowed admission.
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