Of the two World Heritage Sites that Assam has, Kaziranga National Park is one. It is located some 200-km from Guwahati and National Highway-37 cuts across the Park.
Kazirangahosts two-thirds of the world's one-horned rhinoceroses and has one of the highest numbers of tigers among all the protected areas in the world. Kazirangahostsbreeding populations of as many as 35 mammal species.
Apart from the rhinos and tigers, Asian elephant, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer are among the Big Five of Kaziranga.The rivers that flow through the sanctuary are home to the endangered Gangeticdolphin.
Recently set up Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park nearby is the latest attraction to the tourists. It houses more than 500 species of orchids, 132 varieties of sour fruits and leafy vegetables, 12 species of cane, 46 species of bamboo and a large variety of local fishes.
Observing the wildlife and birding through guided tours on elephant or jeep are the major activities at Kaziranga. There are observation towers at Sohola, Mihimukh, Kathpara, Foliamari, and Harmotiespecially set up for wildlife viewing.
The main entrance to Kaziranga is at Kohora, right next to the highway. Assam forest department has four tourist lodges inside Kohora and three tourist lodges immediately outside the area. Global Connection Siliguri is an authorised facilitator for bookings.
There are also a few good private resorts on the fringes of Kaziranga with facilities akin to star category hotels.