A Karbi boy named Kazi and an Assamese girl named Ranga, were in love. This match was not acceptable to their families so the couple disappeared into the forest, never to be seen again. This forest was named after them as Kaziranga.
Elephant Grass & Reeds, locally called Ekra, Khagori, Nal and Ulu Kher, tall grasses cover 41 per cent and short grasses 11 per cent of Kaziranga, with open jungle extending across another 29%, swamps 4%, rivers and water bodies 8% and plain sand 6%.
The first half of this tourist season, November to January, is when the national park is totally green and one can see 10-20 feet high elephant grass on the plains.
Come January, the forest department burns the grass and create a barren atmosphere. This burning of grass helps in rejuvenating the soil and also helps in better wildlife sighting.