UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Kaziranga National Park

Established in: February 11, 1974,

Year of Inscription: 1985

Reasons for Inscription: Criteria number (9) and (10). Along with the wide array of rare wildlife species, Kaziranga also comprises some of the most fascinating landscapes. There are numerous water bodies fulfilling the needs of animals. In short, it is the coreterritoryfor wildlife in eastern part of India.

Category: Wildlife habitat and Fauna

Kaziranga National Park is a scenic natural area located in the heart of Assam. This mesmerizing park is one of the last regions in eastern part of India that is stillintact by human presence. The fascinating woods of Kaziranga are widely known for its remarkable population of one-horned rhinos.

Kaziranga- An Overview Kaziranga National Park is located on the southern bank of Brahmaputra River, in the district of Golaghat and Nagaon, Assam. This park is at a distance of about 100 kilometers from the west of Jorhat. Expanding to an immense area of 430 sq. kilometers, Kaziranga is a preferred habitat for several wild species. The natural surroundings and the immensity of the park offers the wildlife lovers glorious sights of exotic wild life. The spellbinding panorama of the park adds the feather to the hat.

There is a huge population of one-horned rhinos finding a perfect haunt in Kaziranga. Other than the rhinos, the park also boasts of an assortment of wildlife species incorporating a great number of elephants, tigers, barking deer, mouse deer, leopards, hog deer, chinkara gazelle, barking dear, gaur, leopard, etc. It is quite a wonderful sight of primates in the park. Another amazing attraction to this park is the surprising population of wild buffaloes. This protected area also allows a fine scope for bird watching. The significant bird species found in park are pelicans, crested serpent eagle, Bengal florican, whistling teals, open billed storks, pallas fishing eagle, swamp partridges, grey-headed fishing eagles, red jungle fowl, bar-headed goose, black-necked stork, herons and egrets.

How to Reach

By Air: Guwahati (217 kms) is the nearest airport to Kaziranga.

By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Furketing (70 kms)

By Road: Kaziranga is well linked with the major cities like Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tezpur.