Kaziranga National Park is located in northeast India in Assam and is famous for being the last stronghold of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros. It is also home to large herds of elephant and wild buffalo.
The park also shelters other threatened species such as tiger and sloth bear, and other animals such as leopard, swamp deer, hog deer, barking deer, sambar, pygmy hog, jungle cat, otter, hog badger, chital, gibbons, capped langur, rock python, monitor lizard and wild boar. Most major species can be seen during a day or two’s safari.
Kaziranga’s has a large number of resident bird species, which numbers are boosted considerably by visiting winter migrants. Regularly spotted species include: Oriental honey buzzard, black-shouldered kite, black kite, brahminy kite, Pallas’s fishing eagle, white-tailed eagle, grey-headed fishing eagle and Himalayan griffon. Migratory species include: greylag geese, bar-headed geese, ruddy shelduck, gadwall, falcated duck, red-crested pochard and northern shoveller. Kaziranga is reached by road from Guwahati airport, 200 kilometres away, or roughly six hours drive. The park is closed between May and November.
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