Kaziranga National Park is considered to be one among the most popular destination in the Nagaon and Golghat district present in Assam, for Indian rhinoceros with only one-horn. It is found to be a remarkable example when the topic conservation of wild life is talked about. It is the best example for conservation of the rhinoceros which are found to be be the most common victims of poaching due the value of their skin in the market. This total area of this wild reserve is found to be about 429.40 km and also comprises of plenty other reserves present around this area.
5 must visit National Parks during the Kaziranga tour
In case you catch one of the India Flights, visiting Tiger Reserve in Kaziranga can be fun in which one can can explore various other reserves alongside with this fabulous reserve. One can witness large number of wild species including Indian wild boar, wild Asian water buffalo, Sambar,Indian Gaur, Hog Deer, Hoolock and many more.
List of other wild reserves you can explore while paying a magnanimous visit to Kaziranga Park are:
1. Pobitora National Park
Located in the Marigaon district, the National Park in Pobitora is located about 30 km east of Guwahati along the riverside of the Brahmaputra. This national park has a dense population of Indian one horned rhinoceros and besides this the visitors can also catch the glimpses of leopard, wild boar, Barking deer, wild buffalo etc. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to more than 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles. This place was declared a sanctuary in the year 1971 to protect the diminishing species of one horned Indian rhinoceros.
2. Manas National Park
Located on the bottom of the Himalayas and to the extended part of Bhutan, the National Park of Manasis one of the oldest national parks in India (in1928). Later it was declared as the UNESCO world heritage site during December of the year 1985. The Manas National Park is the perfect habitat for most of the species like tiger, Golden Langur, Hispid Hare, Wild Buffalo, Pigmy Hog, one-horned Indian Rhinoceros, Capped Langur, Hog Deer, Elephant, Gaur, etc.
Best known for tiger project, Rhinos and elephants and its scenic beauty around the surroundings, the Manas Sanctuary brings one among the most enthralling experiences to the wild lovers.
3. Nameri National Park
Spreading across the area of 213 sq km, Nameri is the 3rd national park of Assam. Situated on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, the NameriNational Park offers picturesque beauty with hilly terrain & Turbulant Rivers. The river Jia- Bharali is flowing through Nameri which is famous for rafting thus providing amazing adventurous experiences. Tezpur is the nearest town for this reserve and the best time to visit this place is November to April. The important mammals found in this reserve are Tiger, Leopard, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Clouded Leopard, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Jungle Cat, Capped Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Barking Deer, Sambar, Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Wild Dog, Civet Cat, Chinese Pangolin, Indian Fox and Mongoose etc.
4. Rajiv Gandhi National Park
Also known as Orang National Park, this reserve is being located near the northern bank of Brahmaputra between Darrang and Sonitpur in Assam. The nearest town is Tezpur which is just 32 km away from the reserve that covers total area of about 78.81 sq km. This national park is also being called as Mini Kaziranga and was established during the year 1985 and on 13th April of the year 1999, it was found to be declared as a national park. The wild species encountered here can be of amazing varieties like rhinoceros with only one horn, elephants, sambar, leopard, tiger, barking deer various varieties of water birds, florican, green pigeon, geese, teal etc.
5. Dibru- Saikhowa National Park
The last reserve near the Kaziranga Sanctuary is the Dibru-SaikhowaNational Park which is one of the finest hot-spots in Assam. Generally this area is comprised of grassland but still most of its part is wetland. This reserve is being situated along the south side of the BrahmaputraRiver in the north part of Assam in Tinsukia by covering the area of 350 sq km. It is also a biosphere reserve. In 1890 the area was called the DibruReserveForest and later in 1933 some additional area was being added to be called as SaikhowaReserveForest, gradually some more area were being added and finally in 1999 the area was being considered as the national park.
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