The once Jim Corbett favorite haunt, Indian jungles host world’s rarest wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, the one-horned Rhino and many more...
Best of IndiaCity GuidesHotelsTravel Deals

Shimla Manali Delhi Tour Package
Golden Triangel Tours - Delhi Agra Jaipur
Goa Tour Packages
Recommended Tour Packages
India Wildlife Tour
South India Golden Triangle
India at its best
Cultural India Tour
Golden Triangle with Goa Beaches
India Heritage Tour
SEARCH the site for:




- Amarnath Yatra
- Champakulam Boat Race
- Dusshera
- Pushkar Fair
- Diwali
- Ramzan
- Bhai Dooj
- Durga Pooja
- Hemis Festival
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Chhat Pooja
- Guru Purab

Tourist Favourite Joints
Taj Mahal Indian Dance People in Rajasthan India Elephant
India Tiger Jaisalmer Fort Lotus Temple Indian Eagle

Plan Your Tour

Kaziranga National Park



It's all about a horn
Location :
Central Assam, North-East India
Go there for :
Rhino, Elephants, Hoolock gibbons
Area :
430 sq. km.
Climate :
18°-35°C (Sum); 24°-7°C (Win)
Best Sightings :
Mar-April
Park Closed :
Mid-April to Mid-October.
STD Code :
+91 - 3776 (Kohora)
The Karbi hills of Assam dilute into a plush wooded grassland to shelter the endangered one-horned Rhino (Rhinoceros Unicornis), on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river. They call it Kaziranga, an UNESCO World Heritage Site for serving as the only sanctuary of its pride-of-place - the rhinos. Come monsoon and the forest is submerged by the backflow of the Brahmaputra. But Kaziranga and her denizens have learned to live with the floods and it raises itself phoenix-like every year.

Hunted mercilessly for its horn, that resembles that of the legendary Unicorns, and is believed to have aphrodisiac properties, India once woke up with only a handful of them. A lore dates back to the British era when the then Viceroy's wife, Lady Curzon was so disheartened to find no rhino at Kaziranga, that she impressed upon her husband to help save the animal. Today a 100 years later, in what can be called this Century's Greatest Conservation Success Story, the Rhino population at 1600 is the single largest in the world!

Interested?? Send Online Query.
Attractions
Wildlife Attractions: Kaziranga National Park is the home for the famous five – rhinoceros, the elephant, wild buffalo, tiger and the swamp deer or barasinga. Among these, it is always the boisterous rhino that steals the show. These otherwise quiet animals, however, do not like to be hassled. It is however their bad eyesight that startles them easily and that has got them an undeserved reputation for having a bad temper. Including the stalwarts, a total number of 52 mammalian species can be seen in the park, like parti-colored flying squirrel, Gangetic dolphin, hog-badger, hoolock gibbon and Chinese pangolin.
Indian Rhino

A lesser known fact about the Kaziranga National Park is that it is a bird watcher's paradise. With its 450 different species, both migratory and resident, it is second only to the Corbet National Park in its bird population diversity. The most seen species are Himalayan griffon, brahminy kite, Oriental honey buzzard, grey-headed fishing eagle, Pallas's fishing eagle, white tailed eagle, black kite, black-shouldered kite etc. A large number of traveling birds come down to the parks lakes during winters, including northern shoveller, Ruddy shelduck, red-crested pochard, greyleg geese, bar-headed geese, falcated duck and gadwall.

Elephant Festival at Kohora: Conceptualized in the year 2003, it is held every January end and entails some enticing activities like adventure sports, procession of decorated elephant, cultural shows, food festival etc.

Sightseeing in Kaziranga: You can enjoy a leisurely walk through the lush rubber and coffee plantations of Karbi Anglong, and the tea gardens of Hathkhuli, Methoni, Difalu, Behora Borchapori. A trip to the nearby Karbi or Mising Villages and acquainting with their living style in the hills can also be very interesting. The Kakochang waterfalls are about 13 km from Kaziranga.

Elephant Festival at Kohora: Conceptualized in the year 2003, it is held every January end and entails some enticing activities like adventure sports, procession of decorated elephant, cultural shows, food festival etc.

Sightseeing in Kaziranga: You can enjoy a leisurely walk through the lush rubber and coffee plantations of Karbi Anglong, and the tea gardens of Hathkhuli, Methoni, Difalu, Behora Borchapori. A trip to the nearby Karbi or Mising Villages and acquainting with their living style in the hills can also be very interesting. The Kakochang waterfalls are about 13 km from Kaziranga.
Interested?? Send Online Query.

Safaris:
Elephants and jeeps are the only via media to tour the forest. The vast open areas make it one of the best sanctuaries to observe wild animals. The Elephants drivers or mahouts also act as guides, who not just know the exact who-is-where's of the Park but also load you with interesting jungle bytes. These rides are taken out thrice in a day from Mihimukh, which is located 3 km from Kohora. As Forest Department vehicles are generally not available, jeeps can be hired at Kohora. Jeep safari timings are 7:30-9:30 AM & 2-3:30 PM.
Elephant Safari
Back To Top
Travel Info
¤ The park is divided into three main tourist ranges, Kohora, Baghori and Agaratoli. All the major tourist facilities and entry formalities are based here. It is also the point of start for early morning safaris, where as vehicles can also be hired here for movement inside the park.

¤ Park charges are Entry Fee : Rs. 20 (Indians) & Rs. 250 (foreigners), Vehicle Entry : Rs. 200, Still Camera : Rs. 50 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners), Video Camera : Rs. 500 (Indians) & Rs. 1000 (foreigners), Safari : Rs. 120 (Indians) & Rs. 750 (foreigners).

¤ Park Timings are 7:30 AM to 4 PM

¤ The forest guard (can be hired at Baghori & Agaratoli) traveling with you on a safari doubles up as a guide. There are no fixed charges and you can tip him anywhere between Rs. 50-200

¤ Although foreign currency is acceptable, it is recommended to carry a reasonable sum of Indian money.

¤ Consult the authorities before moving to remote areas in Assam.

Back To Top
Getaways
Kohora: Almost every afternoon, the domestic elephants at Mihimukh Camp, Kohora, are given a bath in the nearby stream. It is not just an enjoyable sight but you can actually replenish a shower with the giant pachyderms.

Interested?? Send Online Query.

Baghori: Lying west of Kaziranga, go to its high watchtower before sunset to view the most enigmatic of nature's spectacles - a sylvan landscape peppered with the rarest of wild animals, all bathed in the golden rays of the setting sun.

Numaligarh: Not far from the park are the ruins of the ancient Numaligarh. These ruins are of great archaeological importance.

The Panbari Reserve Forest: There are rare woodlands at The Panbari Reserve Forest, a few minutes drive from Kohora and can be a great destination for the botanical researchers. This 10-sq-km-long patch is one of Kaziranga's few remaining highland forests not invaded by the tea plantations or the human settlements. You can find birds like silver-breasted broadbill, pied falconet, sultan tit, Asian fairy bluebird and pale-capped pigeon here easily. .


Hop next to: Tawang, Sibsagar, Majuli, Shillong, Haflong, Manas National Park


Booking Information/Reservation

We at India Tourist Spots do not permit reproduction of any content of this site.