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Best way to Experience Kaziranga National Park Safari

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Kaziranga A World Heritage Site

Kaziranga national park is home to one horned rhinoceros, a breeding ground for elephants, wild water buffalos, swamp deer, Indian Tigers, Bird species etc. The park has been declared as world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 1985.
Kaziranga National Park safari is one of the major tourist attraction. It offers Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari, and even trekking activities.

Best time for Kaziranga National Park Safari

Park remains closed from 01 May till 31 Oct every year for the tourists because of the weather conditions. Therefore November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park. (To spot Rhinoceros, chances remains high in winters).

Kaziranga National Park Safari
Kaziranga National Park Safari

Accessibility to Kaziranga National Park

By Air – Guwahati International Airport and Jorhat Airport, with distance, 217 km and 97 km respectively are the nearest to the park. However, The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati, is another best option to arrive from any corner of world.

By Train – The nearest railway station to Kaziranga National Park is Furkating (75 km from the park). However, the other nearest railway stations are the Guwahati railway station (240 Kms) and Jorhat railway station (90 Kms)

By Road – The main gate of the Kaziranga National Park lies in a small Kohora town situated on the National Highway NH 37 due to which it is well connected to all the major cities of Assam such as Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dimapur etc.

Major attractions of Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park Tigress
Kaziranga National Park Tigress
  • Enjoy Elephant Safari: While giving an opportunity to view wild animals from close proximity, elephant safari gives a thrilling, exciting and adventurous experience.
  • Enjoy Jeep Safari: Another way of exploring amazing flora and fauna of Kaziranga National Park is by Jeep Safari. This open jeep safari will give you a ride deep inside the jungle.
  • Take a bird watching tour: The eastern range of Kaziranga National Park is the perfect range for enjoying watching different species of birds and the flowing of Brahmaputra River is the icing on the cake.
  • Tribal Village Tour: presence of various tribal villages near Kaziranga national Park can be the best experience for the tourists who would like to explore local culture, lifestyle and activities of tribal people.
  • Kaziranga National Orchid Park & cultural dance: This park is located near central range (Kohara) of Kaziranga. You can find almost 500 species of orchids inside the park. In the evening, enjoy culture program inside the park which is generally organised for the tourists.

Major Zones for Kaziranga National Park Safari

Spreading over a huge area of 430 sq km, the Kaziranga national park is divided into 04 safari zones

  • Central Safari Range at Kohora
  • Western Safari Range at Bagori
  • Eastern Safari Range at Agaratoli
  • Ghorakati Safari Range in Burapahar

Kaziranga National Park Safaris and their timings

We have 02 options: Kaziranga National Park Jeep Safari and Kaziranga National Park Elephant safari tour.

Jeep Safari timings

  • Morning Jeep Safari: Between 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Afternoon Jeep Safari: Between 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Elephant Safari timings

  • Morning Safari : Between 05:30 to 07:30 AM
  • Afternoon Safari: 15:00 to 16:00 PM

Kaziranga National Park Jeep Safari Routes

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Kaziranga National Park Safari Charges (Approx)

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Note:01 Jeep accommodates 06 Pax (excluding driver and guide)

Kaziranga national park safari Elephants
Kaziranga national park safari Elephants

Kaziranga National Park Safari – Do’s & Don’ts

  • Always book your safaris well in advance to avoid last minute rush.
  • After booking is done, a permission from the forest officials is required to be taken.
  • It is strictly prohibited to get down from the jeep other than the landing points.
  • A naturalist/guide will accompany you for a jeep safari.
  • Camera and video device charges are additional.
  • Pick and drop charges from hotel to the park and vice versa are additional.
  • Eatables are strictly prohibited to be carried inside the park.
  • Use of plastic is banned inside the park.
  • Safari may be closed in Kaziranga park without prior notice based on weather conditions.
  • Avoid wearing bright coloured clothes inside the park.
Kaziranga national park Jeep Safari
Kaziranga national park Jeep Safari

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Kaziranga National Park Elephant Safari
Kaziranga National Park Elephant Safari

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  • While inside the Jungle do not make sounds and do not disturb the Animals.
  • Do not carry plastic pack or water bottles.
  • Do not leave your litters inside the Jungle.
  • Respect the Rules set by the Authority.