The essence of the experience
Kaziranga National Park sprawls along the floodplains on both sides of the Brahmaputra River. The park is awash with vibrant landscapes of deciduous woodlands, peppered with immense expanses of savannah grasslands and river islands carved by the ever-changing course of the Brahmaputra River. The massive park is segmented into five distinct ranges, four of which lie on the southern end of the river. Declared a sanctuary in 1916, the Park is dedicated to conservation and sustainable practices that ensure the care of its furry and feathered residents. The park boasts a wide variety of wildlife, birdlife and flora dotted throughout its extensive grounds.
Morning and evening dame drives through the park are a veritable feast for the senses, encompassing unbelievable scenery and an orchestra of Indian sounds. Game drives are led by experienced and trained guides who tailor each excursion to suit your preferences, whether it’s to view a certain animal, learn about the mannerisms of different species and their habitats or simply to enjoy the vast expanse of land and the panoramic surroundings. Guides are eager and always willing to impart their vast knowledge and expertise to interested travellers.
The park is home to many endangered and vulnerable wildlife and bird species, housing more than 70% of the world’s one horned rhinoceros, as well as 25 globally threatened and 21 near threatened species of birds. Massive droves of pelican and rose-ringed parakeet can be found in the shallows and on tree branches, whilst the mighty crested serpent eagle and grey-headed fishing eagle soar through the clear skies in search of prey. The park is home to the Indian elephant and Asiatic water buffalo wade along the sandy banks of the river alongside swamp deer. The famous Bengal tiger strides through the tall grass, distinguished by its copper striped coat and predatory presence. Colonies of langur monkeys chatter in the trees, while the forests are alive with the sounds of Kaziranga’s various bird species.
A second, more relaxed manner of touring the park is on the back of an Indian elephant. Move through the lowlands of the park, enjoying clear, uninterrupted views of the sprawling landscape.