highlights and main attractions of kaziranga wildlife sanctuary
Considered by many to be a bastion of biodiversity, Kaziranga National Park contains over two thirds of the world’s population of Indian one-horned rhinoceros, which has gone from just 12 in 1908 to an astonishing 1,700, granting it world recognition as a conservation success story. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, the park lies in the flat plains and shallow swamplands that border the mighty Brahmaputra River and offers excellent wildlife viewing over 430 kilometres of land. Scenically picturesque, it affords wonderful views toward the Karbi Anglong Hills to the south.
Located in the state of Assam in the far eastern reaches of India, the park is one of the most remote in India, with the nearest areas being Jorhat and Guwahati, the latter offering the best onwards connections.
The park has several ‘ranges’ with the central range being most accessible and best wildlife viewing.