Kaziranga National Park
UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site and counterpart to the African savannah
Guwahati, 217 km km
October 2 – Mai 30
November to April, between December and February it can get very cool. Very hot from May.
Bengal tiger, Asian elephant,
wild water buffalo, Indian rhinoceros, swamp deer (barasingha), sambar deer,
wild boar, barking deer (muntjac),
Indian hog deer, Indian leopard, jungle cat, leopard cat, fishing cat, dhole,
Asian black bear, sloth bear,
capped langur, hoolock gibbon,
Assam macaque, rhesus macaque,
golden jackal, Eurasian otter, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, Indian gray mongoose, orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel, Javan mongoose, Bengal fox,
Chinese ferret-badger, hog badger, Indian crested porcupine, Indian pangolin, Gangetic dolphin
Portrait of Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is the true counterpart to the African savannah! This tropical oasis in the northeastern state of Assam not only has one of the highest tiger densities, but also harbors three huge herbivores: Indian rhinoceros, Asian elephant and wild water buffalo. The inhabitants of this area fear the big herbivores more than the tiger.
Terrain of Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga lies on the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra and is completely flooded during the monsoon, so that the whole animal world changes to the higher hills. The terrain is characterised by large, lush meadows with alluvial water on which herbivores gather in large numbers. In between, there are magnificent lush tropical forest stretches.
Peculiarities of Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is a World Heritage Site because of its uniquely diverse fauna – nowhere else in Asia can you see so many big herbivores at once. The seven states of Northeast India are only connected to continental India by narrow land access and show a completely different face: fewer people, indigenous peoples with Southeast Asian influence, tropical vegetation.