Kaziranga National park is the famous holiday destination for all kind of domestic as well as foreign tourist situated in the floodplain of the River Brahmaputra covering an area of 430 sq. km and is the best example of conservation history in the world and got inscription on the World Heritage Site list in the 9th session of World Heritage Committee on 6th December, 1985 under the article 2 of the convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural & Natural Heritage based on criteria N(ii) and N(iv). Kaziranga is one of the few wild breeding areas outside Africa for multiple species of large cat, at the same time this park was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006 and has a highest density of tiger in the world one per five sq. km.

Area: 430 sq. km.

Altitude: 80 to 100 msl.

Rainfall: 2,250 mm annual

Climate:  Winter between November and February

              Summer between March and May

              Moonsoon between June and September

 

Temperature: 5˚C to 25˚C 

 

Vegetation:  Tropical Grassland, Tropical Moist Deciduous, Tropical Semi evergreen, Dillenia Swamp forest and wetland.

Best time to visit: From November to March 

Key species:

Mammal: Kaziranga is the home of BIG-FIVE major charismatic species like One horn Rhinoceros, Royal Bangle Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Asiatic Wild Buffalo and Swamp Deer. The world's largest population of One horn Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Buffalo and Swamp Deer Kaziranga National park is save home for 30 more mammals like Leopard, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, Leopard cat, Large & Small Indian Civet, Chinese & Indian Pangolin, Hog & Feeret Badgers, Bengal Fox, Golden Jackal etc. Nine of the fourteen primate species found in India occur in the park. Prominent among them are Assamese Macaque, Golden Langur, as well as the only ape found in India, the Hoolock Gibbon. 

Birds: The park supports a rich and varied bird life. So far 480 bird species have been identified, this list includes 100 winter migratory birds. Among them 25 globally threatened and 21 near threaten birds like White-Bellied Heron, Greater Adjutant Stork, Bengal Florican, Spotted Greenshank, Spotted_Billed pelican, Lesser  Adjutant, Marbled teal, Baer's Pochard, Pallas's Fish eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Indian Skimmer, Purple Wood Pigeon, Jerdon's Babbler, Slender Billed Babbler, Finn's Weaver, Darter, Black Necked Stork, Black Headed Ibis, Ferruginous Pochard, Grey Headed Fish Eagle, White-Cheeked Hill Partridge, Black-Bellied tern, Blyth's Kingfisher, Great Hornbill, Long-Tailed Prinia, Marsh Babbler etc.

Kaziranga is accessible by Elephant safari and Jeep Safari. Walking is not permitted inside the park. 
HOT SPOT OF THE REGION