The world heritage site of Kaziranga National Park in Assam hosts two-thirds the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. Declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006, it holds the distinction of having the highest density of tigers among all the world’s protected areas. You can see pug marks and territorial markings at every step of the park and feel the presence of tigers. This famous park in Golaghat and Nagaon district is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots.
Kaziranga National Park is also a famous breeding point for elephants, swamp deep and wild water buffalo. Stretching over a 430 square kilometer area, the park is supposed to have over 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros in its area covered with dense forests, meadows and swampy lagoons. Set up in 1908 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, it’s a major attraction for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world.
Kaziranga National Park is also earmarked for the conservation of avifaunal species and it sees the arrival of a big variety of migratory birds from Central Asia during the winter season. Other animals to be seen in the park include Hoolock Gibbon, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild water buffaloetc. Here, the population of tiger is increasing every year and the preservation of one-horned rhinoceros has also yielded great results.