Home to some of India’s largest mammals, Kaziranga boasts a thriving population of one-horned rhino, Asian elephant and Asiatic wild buffalo, as well as the swamp deer known as barasingha, wild boar, sloth bear and many others. With extensive grasslands, marshes and forests, the vast expanse of the park stretches from the banks of the Brahmaputra River to the dense forests of the Mikir Hills.
Everything appears larger than life at Kaziranga – even some of the largest snakes in the world, including the reticulated and Indian pythons, king cobra and branded krait, are found here. The reserve is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with almost 500 species encountered here, including many migrants.
- Discover Kaziranga’s Big Five, which includes 70% of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros population, herds of Asiatic elephant, Asiatic buffalo, eastern swamp deer and tigers.
- Marvel at the park’s other inhabitants such as the wild boar, barking deer (Muntjac), hog deer, the Assamese macaque, capped langur and India’s only ape, the hoolock gibbon.
- Head to the Brahmaputra River to encounter the endangered indo-gangetic dolphin. And watch the smooth-coated otter, which is often seen along tributaries, the Dipholu River, and in the park’s wetlands.
- You will also be able to view the rare Assam roofed turtle, Bengal monitor lizard, and water monitor lizard, which can reach up to six feet long.
Summer (May – September)
Min 23°C/73°F Max 40°C/104°F
Winter (October – April)
Min11°C/52°F Max 23°C/73°F
The climate of this region is tropical. Summers are hot and humid and Winters are pleasant. The park is closed from July to early October during monsoon.