Kaziranga National Park
park is 215 Km away from Guwahati, at Kohora. The best season is November
mid to April. It is closed during monsoon ( April to mid October). Trained
elephants are available as mounts for seeing the park. Jeep drives are
Park roads are open 0800 - 1100, 1400 - 1630. Elephant
rides between 0500 - 0600, 0630 - 0730 and 1530 -1630. These are
the three road routes : (1) Kazi ranga range - Kohora, Daglang,
Foliomari, (2) Western range - Baguri, Monabeel, Bimoli, Kanchanjuri.
(3) Eastern range - Agortoli, Sohola, Rangamatia. The observation
towers are situated at Sohola, Mihimukh, Kathpara, Foliamari and Harmoti.
This park occupies around 430 sq km. It is a World Heritage
Site. The Indian one-horned rhino is the main attraction of this park.
It was declared a game reserve in 1926 to save the one-horned rhino.
A single horn of the rhino was worth of US $ 40,000 in 1995. It has swamp
deer, hog deer, wild pig, hoolock, wild buffalos, sambar gibbon, pythons,
tiger and elephants. There is a rich variety of shwater fowls, the egrets,
pond herons, river terns, fishing eagles, adjutant storks, black necked
storks are also available. The river here, has the gharial (fish
eating crocodile) and dolphins.
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Neghriting Devalaya is also a Siva temple. In architectural
beauty it surpasses all the temples in Assam. It is situated at a distance
of 17 and 14 miles respectively from the towns of Jorhat and Golaghat.
There are four smaller temples in the four corners of the base of the
main temple .