Kaziranga National Park has been the most popular destination for one-horned Indian rhinoceros in the Golghat and Nagaon District of Assam. It is a remarkable example of the conservation of wildlife especially for the rhinoceros which have been the regular victims of poaching for their skin. This wild reserve is spread across the area of 429.40 km and includes many other reserves in this area.
The Visiting Kaziranga Tiger Reserve is really a fun where you can explore many other reserves along with this splendid reserve where large numbers of wild species can be witnessed including wild Asian water buffalo, Indian wild boar, Indian Gaur, Sambar, Hog Deer, Hoolock and many more.
List of other wild reserves you can explore while paying a magnanimous visit to Kaziranga Park are:
Pobitora National Park
Located in the Marigaon district, the Pobitora National Park 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.
Manas National Park
Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and to the extended part of Bhutan, the Manas National Park is one of the oldest national parks in India (in1928). Later it was declared as the UNESCO world heritage site in December 1985. The Manas National Park is the perfect habitat for most of the species like tiger, Golden Langur, Wild Buffalo, Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Capped Langur, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Gaur, Hog Deer, etc.
Best known for tiger project, Rhinos and elephants and its scenic beauty around the surroundings, the Manas Sanctuary brings one of the most enthralling experiences to the wild lovers.
Spreading across the area of 213 sq km, Nameri is the 3rd national park of Assam. Situated on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, the Nameri National 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.
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 an area of 78.81 sq km. The Orang national Park is also being called as Mini Kaziranga and was established in 1985 and declared a national park on 13th April 1999. The wild species encountered here can be of amazing varieties like one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, leopard, sambar, barking deer, tiger, varieties of water birds, green pigeon, florican, teal, geese etc.
Dibru- Saikhowa National Park
The last reserve near the Kaziranga Sanctuary is the Dibru- Saikhowa National 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 Brahmaputra River 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 Dibru Reserve Forest and later in 1933 some additional area was being added to be called as Saikhowa Reserve Forest, gradually some more area were being added and finally in 1999 the area was being considered as the national park.