Best time to visitNA
Open hoursAll days of the week except Sunday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Budget50 per person for Indians 500 per person for foreign tourists
Best MonthsDecember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank1 out of 40 attractions in Guwahati
Kaziranga National Park lies mostly in Golaghat District and somewhat in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the most established park in assam covers a range of 430 Sq kms along the stream Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong slopes on the South. The National Highway 37 goes through the recreation center range and tea bequests, fixed by table-top tea shrubs. One can even see the rhinos and wild elephants straying close to the highway. The Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is renowned for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, the scene of Kaziranga is of sheer backwoods, tall elephant grass, tough reeds, swamps and shallow pools. It has been pronounced as National Park in 1974. The Kaziranga National Park is one of the last regions in eastern India undisturbed by a human vicinity. It is possessed by the world's biggest populace of one-horned rhinoceroses, and in addition numerous well evolved creatures, including tigers, elephants, jaguars and bears, and a huge amout of flying creatures.
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Reviews of Kaziranga National Park • 44
Next day started early morning for - Elephant Jungle safari. And we were thrilled for that. Ride started early morning at - 6 am and we started national park safari It was for good one and half hours and we saw few deers and birds. But Kajiranga major highlight are - Rhinosaur and we saw them very closely which was quite amazing. Also riding on elephant is an experience itself. To handle there mood swings. Lol. One elephant literally entered into pond to drink water with all tourist on top which is totally fine as he is doing a big favor on travelers by showing national park around. After safari, we went back to hotel and checked out for our next destination - Majauli. It is called biggest river island in Asia at - Brahmaputra River. We reached to ferry terminal from where we had to catch ferry to reach the island. And the ferry i must say was not the fancy ones. It was one which carry day to day locals for there daily activities along with motorbikes and cars. Bit scary but yet worth to travel like locals. We reached the island and we had done booking at - Camp amidst nature which was bit far from terminal. We took cab from there and in between visited one temple which was very peaceful. We reached our camp and it setting looked extremely beautiful. You can truly feel like isolation of city hustle bustle and just soak within nature. The place was totally love at first site. We simply enjoyed the place, loved its aura and spent evening with pleasant bonfire and our personalized karaoke.
Step into the green meadows of magic. Spot Rhinos on elephant backs and make your journey a memory to cherish. Help yourself spot the vivid variety of flora and fauna because there exist many. Stand aloof and enjoy your time boating in the lake in its premise while spotting some water birds. Learn more about it here.
After adequate rest at Guwahati, I decided to go to Kaziranga National Park. There are a lot of buses available from Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) bus stand at Paltan Bazaar. Try to take a bus in morning so you can reach Kaziranga during day time. I got down at Kohora market (Kaziranga) and took a lodge named Rhino Guest House. It was fine for INR 800/ day.
Hotel BorgosWe reached our hotel at around 11.30am, and booked an afternoon safari for 2.00pm at the central range. We booked a gypsy, because elephant safaris are only in the mornings, at 5.30 am.
Get on to your favorite one and set off to an offbeat ride in the deep jungle. These elephants are quite naughty and are fond of green leaves and bushes and try to halt at every opportunity to eat some. As you move towards the interiors, you can see more Rhinos and deer running around. Stop for a while and watch them move freely on their homeland. If you are lucky enough, you will even spot a tiger, but it is a very rare sight. Chat with the Mahout (elephant trainer) during the ride to understand the insights of Kaziranga and its dwellers. After almost an hour of exhilarating ride, return back and say goodbye to the lovely creatures here.Elephant Safari Cost: Rs. 1500/- per head (max. 4 adults can ride on one elephant), online booking availableGet energized and start on your return journey even if your heart doesn't want to leave the serenity. Make sure you click a few memories in the alluring surroundings before you leave.
After an adventurous day, return to the hotel and rest for the night. The next day starts with a thrilling Elephant Safari through the Kohora Zone and Bagori Zone in the National Park. Reach the designated point at 5 AM in the wee hours of the morning after a short drive. You'll see a herd of Elephants waiting to mount you on their back and take you on an early morning tour. Elephant Safari Video Rhinos spotted during the Elephant Safari
The Jeep Safari takes about 2.5 - 3 hours with tall wooden watch towers built at various towers. Say Hello to the forest dwellers and enjoy the ride. While returning, you can shop for wooden miniatures of rhino, deep, hornbill, etc.Jeep Safari Cost: Rs. 3600/- per Jeep (5-6 people)Online booking site: http://www.kaziranganationalpark-india.com/online-kaziranga-safari-booking.htmlReturn back from a memorable ride and refresh yourself with some much needed snacks. In the evening, get ready to view and move your feet to the soulful Assamese folk songs and Bihu Dance at the Kaziranga Sandhya - Euphoric Cultural Extravaganza of Assam programme. There are graceful dancers performing to the melodious songs sung by local singers. After about 45 minutes, you can also join in the performers and enjoy yourself.Cultural Programme Cost: Rs. 100/- per head Bihu Dancers performance at Kaziranga Sandhya
The Jeep Safari takes you to all the four zones of the park which are the Bagori Zone, Kohora Zone, Agaratoli Zone and Burapahar Zone. As you drive deep in the jungle, you will see small herds of deer, elephants bathing in the small ponds and hear the beautiful birds chirping. Beware not to step down from your jeep other than the designated points as the beasts might just be hiding in the bushes ready to feast on you :P Video of the Jungle Trail
On your way, you will see a few points where you get binoculars on rent for just Rs. 10 /- each get a glance of these huge mammals from a distance. You can also spot a few deer grazing in the distant grasses. This will increase your excitement and make you eager to reach your hotel. Checkin to your cottages and get ready for the evening Jeep Safari after a quick lunch.Hotel Recommendation: Dhanashree Resort
I couldn't control myself as I kept continuously spotting animals and birds, my camera kept rolling for the whole safari. I have to add them as a collage to share the experience!
Reaching Kaziranga National ParkWe have multiple options to reach the conservation depending on your budget, time and next destination.
Kaziranga National Park is at a distance of 210 kms from Guwahati Airport and is a 4 hours long drive. The sanctuary,which is a World Heritage site is home to two-third of the world's rhinoceros population. Assam's Kaziranga National Park has many stories and mysteries behind the origin of its name.According to a legend,a girl named Ranga from a nearby village and a youth named Kazi,from the Karbi Anglong hills,fell in love. This was unacceptable to their families and villagers and the couple disappeared into the forest, never to be seen again, and the forest was named after them. Kaziranga has a unique environment, it has a vast expanse of tall elephant grass,marshland, and dense tropical forest. Unlike most National Parks in India where Tiger is the star of the forest, here in Kaziranga one -horned Rhino is the star of the National Park. Kaziranga has 1400 wild Buffaloes. One horned-rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger,Asian Elephant,Wild water buffalo and Indian Bison are collectively known as the Big Five of the Kaziranga National Park.Kaziranga is criss-crossed by four major rivers,including Brahmaputra and the park also has a number of small water-bodies. Every year during annual monsoon a major part of the park gets submerged in water. Floods in Kaziranga are a bane as well as a boon. It regenerates the wetlands and enriches the soil by depositing silt. But the drowning of highlands causes the death toll of animals to increases. But then Nature has its own mysterious ways of working. Despite the annual destructive floods , Kaziranga remains home to the largest population of one-horned rhinos. The park also has the highest density of tigers in India. The national park has four regions : Eastern, Central, Western and Far Western . Things to do in Kaziranga National Park : 1. Elephant Safari : Elephant safari happens daily from 5.30 to 7.30 in the morning. Best Range for Elephant safari is Bagori Range (Western Range). Animals in the Bagori Range are Rhinos, Bison and Wild Elephants.2.Jeep Safari : Jeep Safari timings are 7.30 to 10.30 in the morning and 3-5 in the evening. The most beautiful range for Jeep Safari is the Far Western Range or the Burapahar Range. This range is home to maximum number of deers,wild boars and sea-turtles.3. Bird Sighting : Eastern Range (Agratoli) is the best rang e for Bird Sighting. Agratoli is a Bird's Paradise. Almost 478 species of birds ( both Migratory and resident) have been spotted at the Park. My trip to Kaziranga was a 2-Night Trip.
One of the most sought after wildlife holiday destinations in India, Kaziranga National Park's 430 square km area is sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests, and is home to more than 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros – approximately two-thirds of their total world population. A World Heritage Site, this park also boasts of a highest density of tigers among the protected areas in the world. Apart from that, the park is home to a large breeding population of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer. For bird watchers, Kaziranga holds some special treats. Here you can spot blue-breasted quail, red junglefowl, greylag goose and many more, as well as migratory birds form Central Asia.
Day 4: Shillong to KazirangaOn the 4th day we set out for Kaziranga early in the morning. It is a nearly 8 hour drive and the roads are great. You will absolutely enjoy this road trip.We stayed at Aranya tourist lodge which is an Assam Tourism hotel. The hotel is excellent, undoubtedly the best hotel in Kaziranga. It is super cheap and cottages are very luxurious. Food is also good considering you are in the middle of a forest, it is rather really good. Super cooperative and helpful staff. We book the Elephant Safari for next day western range from the hotel itself. On our way back we stopped by the beautiful Lake Umiam. It was still engulfed in fog but we sure were impressed.
Kaziranga National Park is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros, it is a top rated National Park in our country. There are around 2200 Rhinos in Kaziranga. Along with Rhinos, it is also breeding ground for Wild water buffaloes, swamp deer, elephants. Thick elephant grass, wetlands, the Brahmaputra river that flows through the park giving a spectacular look. You can spot rhinos grazing on the grasslands which elephants taking a bath and deer roaming here and there in the wilderness. Along with Rhinoceros, Kaziranga is also famous for Hoolock Gibbon, Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Sloth Bear. The bird population is also varied here, you can spot white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer's pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian Open bill stork which are migratory birds. The best time to visit Kaziranga is during November to April.
Kaziranga National Park is home to 1855 adult rhinos and also has the highest tiger density in India. It is a UNESCO W H and S in uppercase always world heritage site because of the dense population of rhinos. Kaziranga Park’s 430 square kilometre area is sprinkled with elephant grass meadows, marshy areas and swampy lagoons. The park is also recognised as an “Important Bird Area” - why is this in quotes and why are I B and A in uppercase? by BirdLife International international what? incomplete. use uppercase for proper nouns for the conservation of avifaunal species. Birds like lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork and many others migrate here. There are many wildlife conservation activities that have helped to grow the populated of the one-horned rhino, which is an endangered species now.Best time to visitNovember to April is the best time to visit the park as the climate is mild and dry. Chances of spotting rhinos are more as the grass burns off and you can spot rhinos easily.
Day 7 - Kaziranga & To World's Biggest River IslandAgain a very early start to catch the Elephant Safari to catch up the Closer look of Assam's pride. Had a good sighting of One Horned Rhino's , Rhino Flowers (Flower from Rhino's Potty) & Deer ! Even had the privilege to see Two Rhino's fighting !
We spotted herds of Elephant, Wild buffaloes, boars etc. We could also spot the Hornbill which is basically found in the North-east.
Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National ParkKaziranga was on my list of the places to see; especially the much famed and always in the news One – horned rhinos. They are endangered since there numbers decreased due to massive poaching in the areas for its horns which is a precious product. Now with government initiatives these beautiful animals have found a safety zone. You can read much about Kaziranga and its geography on the internet. It is situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra.
The north eastern part of India boasts of virgin mesmerising landscapes that is yet to be fully explored by many travellers. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya boasts of a wide range of innumerable natural treasures.
The next day, we left for Kaziranga National Park (It's a world heritage site and hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. It also boasts of the highest density of tigers among the protected areas and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006 (although it is very difficult to spot one) at 8 am from our Hotel Pooja Palace, Ulubari, Guwahati by road. It's a 4 hrs drive by bus. The roads are in good condition with a picturesque journey. We reached the Kohora range by 1 pm. We had planned our stay at Kaziranga Florican Lodge. It's a new construction with a convenient location.
Delve into the beauty of Kaziranga National Park.One of India’s oldest travel mascots, the One-horned Rhinoceros is native to Kaziranga. Just watching this regal creature, in its natural environment is worth the trip here. An interesting fact about India is that Kaziranga makes for two-third of world's Rhino population.
Today was the day of the single horn rhino. We had booked our tickets for our elephant safari which happens early in the morning with help of priyanku. The tickets for the morning elephant safari has to be booked a day before at around 5pm. There are 3 batch for the elephant safari 5am,6am,7am IST and is Indian Standard Time actually which we follow. We had our safari booked for 2nd batch 6am.The elephant safari was pretty good, we saw 3 single horn rhino.I would had prefer the 3rd batch at 7 am as by that time sun was out and I would had good photos and also the visibility range of the park would be good due to less fog, so try getting the 3rd batch. Our hotel and elephant safari booking were done by priyanku(9859546531) he is the go to guy for all kaziranga national park booking and any queries.After our safari we went to the local Assam tea garden and processing plant which was on the way back to hotel which is also good place for a short visit and if you want to get yourself a good tea.We then moved for shillong for that you need to get to khanapara. From here you can get cabs for yourself and also can go by sharing cab. You also rent a royal enfield bike from awe rides (9854005002) they charge around 1200 for a royal enfield per day.The bikes our well maintained.Notes :- Be aware of local agents for the bus booking,and you can contact priyanku(9859546531) for any other queries ,he is very helpful.And i would say avoid traveling to and from kaziranga after sunset.
The Indian Rhinoceros are almost close to extinction, and the only place where you can see them freely in their own habitat is at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The park is open for tourists from November to April. A haven for wildlife photographers, you will also be able to spot many species of wildlife and a variety of birds, here. All wildlife enthusiasts should be heading to this place considered as one of the ideal places to visit in India in February. The temperature in the month will vary from 25°C to 5°C.Top things to see and do: Relish the vision of unique birds and animals; spend a night in the wild; escape to the enchanting island of Majuli; admire the architecture in Sibsagar; go on a tour of a tea estate.How to get here: The best way to reach the Kaziranga National Park is by air. Fly to Guwahati and then hire a taxi to the national park. The nearest rail-head is in Helem, which is 30km away.Where to stay: Head to Nature Hunt Eco Camp for a rustic experience or head to Infinity Resort Kaziranga for a more luxurious experience.Explore more about the Best Places to Visit in June in India