Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Have You Visited Kaziranga National Park

Have you visited Kaziranga National Park in Assam? If you haven’t yet, than surely heard about kaziranga. The park which is known as the treasure of one horned rhinoceros. Let me tell you more about it; although the words are less to describe Kaziranga National park and the thrill of the park.
Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Indian state of Assam. The park is known as the abode of rhinoceros. It is said that the picturesque reserve gives shelter to almost two-thirds of the total population of one-horned rhinos on Earth. A part form Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros the mammals that found in Kaziranga Park are:
  1. Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
  2. Wild Asian Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
  3. Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
  4. Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)
  5. Indian Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)
  6. Eastern Mole (Talpa micrura)
  7. Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata)
  8. Indian Gaur (Bos gaurus)
  9. Swamp Deer (Cervus duvauceli)
  10. Sambar (Cervus unicolor)
  11. Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak)
  12. Hoolock (Hylobates hoolock)
  13. Hog Deer (Axis porcinus)
  14. Capped Langur or Leaf Monkey (Presbytis pileatus)
  15. Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatto)
  16. Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis)
  17. Leopard (Panthera pardus)
  18. Sloth Bear(Melursus ursinus)
  19. Indian Porcupine (Hystrix indica)
  20. Fishing Cat (Felis viverrina)
  21. Jungle Cat (Felis chaus)
  22. Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha)
  23. Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica)
  24. Indian Gray Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi)
  25. Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestus auropunctatus)
  26. Bengal Fox (Vulpes bengalensis)
  27. Golden Jackal (Canis aureus)
  28. Common Otter (Lutra lutra)
  29. Chinese Ferret Badger (Melogale moschata)
  30. Hog Badger(Arctonyx collaris)
  31. Ganges and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica)
  32. Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel (Dremomys lokriah)
  33. Asiatic Black Bear (Selenarctos thibetanus)
  34. Bat Various Species
The park is around 200 kms north eastern city of Guwahati, covers an area of 450sq kms with an addition of 400 kms. Kaziranga is situated on the southern bank of mighty river Brahmaputra. The landscape of Kaziranga comprises the sheer forest, marshes & shallow pools, rugged reeds; tall elephant grass etc. In the year of 1985 the park is get listed among world heritage sites.
Accessibility of Kaziranga Park
Airport: There are two airport near the park one is at Guwahati, which is at the distance of 217 kms. And another is located at Jorhat, which is just 96kms away from the park.
Railhead: the nearest railway station is around 75 kms away form kaziranga at Furkating.
Road Transport: the main entry gate is known as Kohora which is on NH-37. Asam State Transport Corporation and private buses stop here on their way to and from nearest cities.
Accommodation facilities in Kaziranga National Park
Most of the resorts in kaziranga are along the southern border of kaziranga national park and are located along the NH-37. Kohora and Baguri are the main location of accommodation in kaziranga national park. There is a variety of resorts and hotels to accommodate while kaziranga tour. Even though the number of rooms available is good, the demand is more than the supply and it is advisable to make your bookings well in advance to avoid last minute harassment.