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What to See in Kaziranga

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Kaziranga is the home to the largest number of one-horned rhinoceros in the world. A wide variety of about 35 major mammals, including wild elephant, tiger, small population of hoolock gibbon, capped langur, bristly hare, hog badger, otter, leopard, wild boar, sambar, swamp deer, hog deer, muntjac, water buffalo and gaur are also found here. The rare greater adjutant stork, Bengal florican, black-necked stork, lesser adjutant stork, Pallas's fish eagle, swamp partridge, grey peacock-pheasant, great pied hornbill, green imperial pigeon, babblers and thousands of migratory birds, seasonally are attracted to the various water areas of the park from as far away as Siberia. For visitors interested in bird watching and in experiencing the tropical mixed forests at their own pace, trekking in Kukurkata Reserve Forest (RF) and Panbari Reserve Forest is an ideal choice. The terrain of Kukurkata RF is hilly and vegetation is mainly tropical moist mixed forest. From the hill top, you can see a panoramic view of floodplain ecosystem of Kaziranga National Park. The Reserve Forest has got good diversity of birds and primates. Both these reserve forests are frequented by Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros and Asian Elephants.

Kohora Range: Rich in birdlife, wetlands in this Range are among the most productive habitats around which one can have the pleasure of bird watching.

Agartoli Range: You can see elephants and turtles taking sunbath in this range. This is Bengal Florican country.

Bagori Range: This range has a patch of semi evergreen forest. The Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros is easily
spotted in this range as well as in the neighbouring Burapahar Range.

Burapahar Range: You spot the Hoolock gibbon, capped langur or Giant Hornbill. A walk in the area before
first light may turn out to be rewarding.

Kaziranga Elephant Festival

The popular Kaziranga Elephant Festival is celebrated every year at Kaziranga National Park in February. This week long festival attracts a large number of tourists.

A visitor can witness the awesome view of row after row of elephants as they catwalk before a fascinated spectators. All the elephants move in an elegant manner in procession. Elephant Football, Elephant Race and various other games involving elephants are also organized. It is truly a festival time for the elephants which they carry out with a festive spirit.

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