One of the most sought after wildlife holiday destinations in India, Kaziranga, situated in Golaghat and Nagaon districts in Assam, is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros. The Park, spread over 430 square kilometer, is sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests. This is home to over 2200 rhinos.
Kaziranga, formed in 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon, was declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1985.
The Park is also home to elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Tiger population has also been steadily increasing in Kaziranga so much so hat it was declared a tiger reserve in 2006. Leopards, sloth bears and gibbon are also found in the Park.
Kaziranga is also an important bird area. Birds like lesser white-fronted goose, Baer’s pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian Open bill stork can be seen here.
Local language spoken widely in Kaziranga and all over Assam is Assamese. However, most people related to hospitality industry, directly or indirectly, can manage fair bit of Hindi and some English. Some people can also understand and speak Bengali.
|Currency used||Indian Rupee. Some hotels and resorts may choose to accept US dollars, pounds and Euro.|
|Area (km2)||430 square kilometer|