The next destination in our list was the Kaziranga National Park Assam. It is needless to say that a trip to Assam is always incomplete with a visit to the Park which is famous throughout the world mainly for its collection of rhinos with one horn. It is located in what is known as Nagaon and Golaghat districts and has been rated as a World Heritage Site.
According to statistics, the Park houses more than 60% of the total population of one horned rhinos. The latest data show that there are more than 2400 rhinoceroses inside the Kaziranga National Park Assam. I have always been an avid lover of nature and wildlife and was ready with my DSLR as I didn’t want to miss out any opportunity of capturing pictures of a unique range of flora and fauna. The best thing about the park is that it holds the rank for having the maximum density of tigers in the list of protected areas.
It was even rated as a vital Tiger Reserve in the year 2006. We also knew that there is no dearth of huge breeding populations of swamp deer, wild water buffalo and elephants. The efforts of the park in the field of conservation of birds resulted in its recognition as a vital Bird Area by Birdlife International. Kaziranga National Park is one of the few protected areas which have succeeded in the aim of preserving and protecting wildlife.
We could easily spot a number of animals of different kinds and I didn’t waste an opportunity to capture their pictures. The National Park was full of marshlands, moist broadleaf tropical forests, elephant grass, etc.
We could also spot a number of small water bodies and four vital rivers with one of them being the Brahmaputra. During my younger days, I have read and seen many books, videos, documentaries and songs related to Kaziranga National Park and I was elated to be present there physically. I came to know that the National Park was established in the year 1905 during which it was just a plain reserve forest. There were many lakes and ponds covered with water hyacinth as well.