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Kaziranga National Park


Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a renowned conservation success story. The park is celebrated for its significant population of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros and is one of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. Located in the northeastern state of Assam, India.
Kaziranga is famous for its remarkable biodiversity, housing a wide range of flora and fauna. Apart from the Indian rhinoceros, the park is home to tigers, elephants, wild water buffaloes, and numerous bird species.

Kaziranga National Park

All those who have thought Indian one-horned rhinoceros only existed in Jurassic-era, then a trip to Kaziranga is a must for them. One of the most sought after wildlife holiday destinations in India, Kaziranga National park’s 430 square kilometer area sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests is home to more than 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros, approximately 2/3rd of their total world population.

Formed in 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon, the park is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots – Golaghat and Nagaon district. In the year 1985, the park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is said when Mary Curzon, the wife of the Viceroy of India – Lord Curzon of Kedleston, visited the park to see Indian one-horned rhinoceros; she wasn’t able to found even one. Then she persuaded her husband to take urgent measures to protect the dwindling species which he did by initiating planning for their protection. After a series of meetings and documentations, the Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was created with an area of 232 km2 (90 sq mi) in 1905.