Kaziranga.. Nature’s Greatest Masterpiece

Kaziranga…. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya, on the banks of Massive Bhramhaputra River in Assam, a World Heritage Site hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.

The urge to visit Kaziranga was so strong that despite in our break of journey due to landslide at Trongsa (Bhutan) pushing us further back to Phuntsoling instead of our earlier planned exit from Somdrup, making the distance almost double to cover.

We reached at Night after a long tiring journey of almost 510 KM from Phuntosling Bhutan to a beautiful Kaziranga and settled down in a resort Nature Hunt Eco Camp.
We booked 3 safaris for next day for Central, Eastern n Western Kaziranga. Unfortunately an urgency back home, we had to cancel all the Safari booking and were just able to do one Safari of Central Kohara Range, The main entrance to the world of Paradise.

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Beautiful Hut named Oriole where we stayed in Nature Hunt Eco Camp

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Enjoying Morning Tea before the Safari.

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At the gate of Kaziranga Ticket Counter

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Elephants returning back from Elephant Safari.

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Kaziranga…. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya, on the banks of Massive Bhramhaputra River in Assam, a World Heritage Site hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.
Kaziranga also boasts the highest density of tigers among the protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Though sighting of tigers are difficult because of the tall grasses that provide excellent camouflage, their presence can be felt everywhere by way of pug marks, kills and territorial markings. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer.
Kaziranga is one of the few wild breeding areas outside Africa for multiple species of large cats, such as Bengal tigers and leopards. Kaziranga was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006 and has the highest density of tigers in the world (one per five km2), with a population of 118,according to the latest census.

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Beautiful Co existence

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BIRDERS Heaven
Kaziranga National Park is a national park and an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Indian state of Assam. Almost 478 species of birds (both migratory and resident) have been spotted at the park, including 25 globally threatened and 21 near threatened species. The park has also been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International for the conservation of the avifaunal species. Waterfowl breeds in or passing through Kaziranga includes several rare species of geese (lesser white-fronted goose), and ducks (ferruginous pochard, Baer’s pochard). Other rare riverine birds include kingfishers (Blyth’s kingfisher), herons (white-bellied heron), pelicans (Dalmatian pelican, spot-billed pelican), shanks (spotted greenshank) and terns (black-bellied tern). Rare migratory storks and cranes are also seen wintering in the park (lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, Asian openbill).
Kaziranga hosts a large number of raptors, considered a sign of a healthy ecosystem. This includes the rare eastern imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, white-tailed fishing eagle, Pallas’s fish eagle, grey-headed fish eagle and the lesser kestrel. Kaziranga was once home to seven species of vultures.

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Open Bill Stork

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Indian Roller

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Fish Eagle

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Dalmatian Pelicans and Darters

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Spot Billed Pelican

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ARMED GUARDS to protect Wild life Poaching

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Greater One-horned Rhinoceros – The Indian Rhinoceros
Indian Single horn Rhino, usually 6 feet tall and 13 feet long weighing almost 3 Ton with a speed of 60 KMPH and an excellent swimmer with super senses of smell and hearing capabilities have been ironically fallen to be a prey of poachers, usually from the neighbouring states as claimed by our driver Yusuf. That’s the precise reason The authorities at a national park protect the wildlife by shooting suspected poachers dead and the government has granted the guards at Kaziranga extraordinary powers that give them considerable protection against prosecution if they shoot and kill people in the park. Perfect solution to deal with these bastards.

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Let there be no boundaries and borders of Nature.
They belonged to jungles and we gave them Zoos and Circuses.
Our relationship with Nature should be more of as Being than Having.

“Kaziranga excites the senses, arrests the soul. It beckons a visit”

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