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Kaziranga National Park

UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site and counterpart to the African savannah


Guwahati, 217 km km

430 km2



October 2 – Mai 30



November to April, between December and February it can get very cool. Very hot from May.


Kaziranga is the true counterpart to the African savannah! This tropical oasis in the northeastern state of Assam not only has one of the highest tiger densities, but also harbors three huge herbivores: Indian rhinoceros, Asian elephant and wild water buffalo. The inhabitants of this area fear the big herbivores more than the tiger.


Kaziranga lies on the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra and is completely flooded during the monsoon, so that the whole animal world changes to the higher hills. The terrain is characterised by large, lush meadows with alluvial water on which herbivores gather in large numbers. In between, there are magnificent lush tropical forest stretches.


Kaziranga is a World Heritage Site because of its uniquely diverse fauna – nowhere else in Asia can you see so many big herbivores at once. The seven states of Northeast India are only connected to continental India by narrow land access and show a completely different face: fewer people, indigenous peoples with Southeast Asian influence, tropical vegetation.