Kaziranga National Park, Unesco Site, Assam, India

The famed one-horned rhinoceros, one of India’s best-known tourism mascots, calls the expansive grasslands of the Kaziranga National Park its native place. The park’s population of 1800-odd rhinos represents more than two-thirds of the world’s total; in 1904 there were just 200.

The park consists of western, central and eastern ranges, the central range doubling as the venue for the thoroughly enjoyable early-morning elephant safari, a must-do for anyone visiting Kaziranga. Lasting an hour each, these rides offer unparalleled opportunities to get close to rhinos, which don’t seem phased by the elephants, even when surrounded by several safari groups. Safaris can be arranged at the Kaziranga Tourist Complex or directly with your accommodation.

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