Kaziranga National Park
The prestigious Kaziranga National Park is one of the treasures of Indian wildlife, offering a safari experience quite like any elsewhere. Covering a site of some 430 sq km, the sprawling park is part forest, part grassland, criss-crossed with watering holes and cut through by free-flowing Brahmaputra River. Such variety of environments ensures a vast array of flora and fauna, including elephants, swamp deer, water buffalo, and myriad migratory bird species. The park is synonymous however for one creature above all: the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. Some two-thirds of the world's total population roam the countryside here, and have been making a stirring comeback since being poached to near-extinction in the early 1900s.