Situated in North East of India in the State of Assam, Kaziranga is home of the one horned rhino. Indian rhinoceros as it is also known was once widespread right up to Western border. It is now restricted to few scattered pockets, but the most successful conservation has been at Kaziranga National Park.
More than two thousand rhinos now survive in the park hence it has become very popular. Besides this pachyderm the habitat also supports tigers, swamp deer, wild buffalo and wild elephants in good numbers. The biodiversity profile is unique with flora represented by tall grass, marshland, tropical moist broad leaf forests and tropical moist semi evergreen.
Notified as Important Bird Area by Bird life International, it is a heaven for bird watchers. Avian species such as greater and lesser adjutant storks, Baer's pochard, black necked stork, eastern imperial eagle can be easily while many other species including wintering ducks are a joy to watch.
Located in delta region of three rivers in West Bengal the mangrove forests are inundated frequently. It is said that tiger found shelter in this ecosystem whence it arrived in India, hence the name Bengal Tiger. Throughout the country the predator dawns same colors and is indistinct from the species found here. One difference though is that the animal at Sunderbans in more aggressive and sometimes attack people who venture into the forests to collect minor produce.
The unique ecosystem offers insight into how nature is shaped by geography and how it adapts to varied environment. The delta formation is by the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the estuary is a treat to visit to experience such formations.