Rhino tour packages are meticulously planned travel packages that offer you to explore some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India. Enjoy your fun filled vacations watching Rhinos and other wildlife in their natural habitat from close quarters. The tour will begin with a visit to the Brahmaputra valley in Assam, and descend to Kaziranga National Park following visit to Mansa Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, as these are some of the best parks with rich flora and fauna and great number Rhino population.
During the 18th and 19th century there was seen a huge fall in the population of Indian Rhinoceros as a result of hunting expeditions carried out by the people. In 1910 Government of India took its first step towards protecting these endangered spices that were on the verge of extinction. The government prohibited the hunting of Indian Rhinoceros. But still illegal poaching continues in India and other places. The Rhinoceros are mainly killed for their horns and skins. The horns of the Rhinoceros are said to have some medicinal properties and are greatly used in the preparations of Oriental and Traditional Chinese medicines. The results of the conservation efforts have showed steady increase in the population of these endangered species in the protected areas.
An Indian Rhino features thick skin folded on the sides making it appear as an armored and an average weight of Indian Rhino is about two tons. The Indian Rhinoceroses are friendly and can be easily differentiated from the African Rhinoceros for their unique horn. It is a peculiar sight to watch them greeting each other by bobbing or waving their heads, making nuzzling noses and mounting flanks or licking. These species are very active during the night and early morning hours. Watch them enjoying wallowing in lakes, puddles and ponds to cool down during the middle of the day.