Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park famous for its one-horned Rhinoceros is located in Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts of Assam. Kaziranga was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. The park has an area of some 430 square km and lies between the Brahmaputra River and the Karbi (Mikir) Hills. The Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was created with an area of 232 square km on 1st June 1905 and with the enactment of Assam National Park Act of 1968 it was declared as the National Park. It is a protected area that is rich in natural beauty and diversity of flora and fauna. Apart from one-horned rhinoceros with a population of 2613 dated March, 2022, the park is the breeding ground of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Over the time, the tiger population has also increased in Kaziranga, and that’s the reason why Kaziranga was declared as Tiger Reserve in 2006. Birds like lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer’s pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian Openbill stork specially migrate from the Central Asia during the winter season.