Kaziranga National Park is renowned as one of the finest and most picturesque wildlife refuges in southern Asia. It protects the world's largest Indian rhinoceros population, as well as many other threatened species. It is situated on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River at the foot of the Mikir Hills. The numerous water bodies are rich reservoirs of food and thousands of migratory birds, representing over 100 species, visit the park seasonally from as far a field as Western Europe.
Other birds of interest include Great Crested Grebe, Great White Pelican, Spot-billed Pelican, Dalmatian Pelican, Darter, Cinnamon Bittern, Yellow Bittern, Black Bittern, Woolly-necked Stork, Black-necked Stork, Greater Adjutant, Lesser Adjutant, Black-headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Bar-headed Goose, Baer's Pochard, White-eyed Buzzard, Bonelli's Eagle, Booted Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Red-headed Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Montagu's Harrier, Pied Harrier, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Osprey, Collared Falconet, Pied Falconet, Swamp Francolin, Bengal Florican, Grey-headed Lapwing, River Tern, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Grey-headed Parakeet, Lesser Coucal, Alpine Swift, Blyth's Kingfisher, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Great Hornbill, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, White-vented Myna, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Rufous-vented Prinia, Mountain Tailorbird, Striated Grassbird, Hodgson's Bushchat, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Little Spiderhunter, Streaked Spiderhunter, Finn's Weaver, Black-breasted Weaver, Streaked Weaver.
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Nearest Railhead: Guwahati
Nearest Airport: Batjhar
Approx travelling time: 5 hours from Guwahati Town/Airport.
Accommodation: Wild Grass Resort, GL Resort, Green Reeds and some private hotels. Assam Tourism development Corporation runs three hotels.
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