Kaziranga National Park

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Year : 1985 | State : Assam | City : /Nagaon

The site was declared a Tiger Reserve in year 2006, which is Kaziranga is also recognized as a significant site by Birdlife International for conservation of species. Kaziranga National Park is residence to breeding elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya, Kaziranga has achieved distinguished success in wildlife protection.

Including the river Brahmaputra, the park embraces many small bodies of water, which certainly makes it the theme of several books, and documentaries. After visiting the place in 1904, Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, wife of the Viceroy of India persuaded her husband to take urgent measures to protect the dwindling species residing within are. On 1st June 1905, the Kaziranga Reserve Forest was created covering an area of 232 km square, getting extended to further 152 km square over next three years. In 1954, in order to protect wild life, the government of Assam passed the Assam (Rhinoceros) Bill, which imposed heavy penalties for rhinoceros poaching.

The park celebrated its birthday with much fanfare in 2005, inviting descendants of Baroness and Lord Curzon for the celebrations. The park practices three seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. The winter season, between November and February, is mild and dry, while the summer season between March and May are hot, with highest temperatures of 37 °C Reaching Kaziranga by air transport is the most well-liked way of travel as the nearest airport- Jorhat offers regular flights to Kolkata, further being connected to all Indian airway networks. The nearest railway station to the site is Furkating, well-connected to Guwahati on the broad gauge line. The nearest National Highway to this park is NH-37 for reaching Kaziranga by road.

Map of Kaziranga National Park