Kaziranga Tourism
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Kaziranga Tourism

Kaziranga Info

  • State: Assam
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
  • Altitude: 328 m
  • District: Golaghat
Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts in the state of Assam. It was declared a Reserve Forest in 1905. The park consists of an area of 429.93 sq km with a buffer area of 429.40 sq km.

During the British reign, Lady Curzon on a safari expressed concern at the prevalence of hunting in the park. In 1926, hunting was banned in Kaziranga and in 1974 it was declared a National Park. Kaziranga is also famous for the Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Some of the bird species which can be spotted here are herons, storks, pelicans, imperial eagles, etc.

The park hosts about two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses and also holds the record for protecting the highest density of tigers in the world. The park was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Kaziranga is a home to large breeding population of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer. The location of the park makes it diverse as it is lined by the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot.

Kaziranga has large bioreserves of tall elephant grass, marshland and dense tropical moist broad leaf forests. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a Reserve Forest. The park is maintained by the Assam Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India along with the International Fund for Animal Welfare who have set up rehabilitation centres for distressed animals. Every year, an Elephant Festival is organised at the park to create awareness about the protection and conservation of Asiatic elephants.

Kaziranga National Park can be visited from November to April. Elephant safaris and Kaziranga Wildlife Tours can be availed at the park. Kaziranga can be reached by bus from Guwahati and Tezpur. The nearest airport is at Tezpur (60 km) which has direct flights to Kolkata. The nearest railhead is at Guwahati.

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Sachin j thacker

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  • Sachin j thacker
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 1 Review
  •  22 readers

"Great place for kids and adults" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Beautiful place and fantastic weather. Elephant safari and jeep safari are great. National park is closed for tourists from 1st of may of every year and hence book your tickets accordingly. Hotels and resorts are good. It is an awesome experience to see single horned rhinoes and elephants at such a short distance from oneself
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Swakhar  Pachal

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  • Swakhar Pachal
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 234 photos
  • 25 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  7436 readers

"A UNESCO World Heritage Site of Assam"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
Kaziranga National Park of Assam is the pride of India. It holds 80% of total population of Great one horned rhinoceroses. UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site for its unique environment.

One can enjoy a memorable elephant safari or jeep safari in the jungle. Both safaris are cheaper than other jungle safaris. So, one can enjoy the maximum number of safaris in Kaziranga.
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  • 2 votes

Ruchita parekh

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  • Ruchita parekh
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  422 readers

"Pleasant and knowledgeable"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 13, 2016
Lovely view and once in a lifetime opportunity to see one horned rhino. The tour guide was very helpful and best part is they don't cheat. The rates are fixed so no hassles of bargaining. The no. of flora and fauna we saw was just amazing. I still missed seeing a tiger but it was totally worth it. Try going for your tour early in the morning or after lunch ie, Evening time.
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Nandita rao

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  • Nandita rao
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  589 readers

"Kaziranga Wild life Sanctuary- enjoyable trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
My first trip to Kaziranga March 29 & 30, 2016. Unfortunately it had rained for a couple days before our trip. Our First Entry to the park Central Range afternoon safari, for s Jeep Safari was marred by Pelting Rain, Lightening & Thunder storm. So we were restricted to just One Road. So All traffic going coming was restricted to only one road!! It was a complete mess.

All animals were far away except the Deers, Wild Boars & we were very fortunate to see a big Herd of Elephants. Huge big Males & cute small baby calves, a treat to the eyes. But Rhinos and Buffaloes were far far away. One huge disappointment was that Jeeps are allowed for only 2 hours per trip.

I have been to loads of Wildlife Sanctuaries, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & we usually spent 4 to 5 hours inside! But not here. Elephant Safari early morning at 5 am, Western Range was a treat! What a treat to see Rhinos at such close quarters. So many Mother Rhinos with Babies of all sizes Big Babies & Cute Small Babies! Deers & Wild Boar also there. Elephants and Buffaloes were at a distance. One hour trip in the forests. Elephant Ride comfortable! In the afternoon went for a Jeep Safari to Eastern Range & had a glimpse of The Mighty Brahmaputra River which touches This Range on one side.

Beautiful exotic Birds here, lucky to find a Huge Tortoise too, rhinos close by, elephants and Buffaloes at a distance. On the whole Very Enjoyable Trip.
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M d Baruah

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  • M d Baruah
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  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 117 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  55 helpful votes
  •  29233 readers

"Best party as well as safari place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2016
Went to Agaratoli in Eastern Range - for a night out with my friends. We stayed at the government Prashanti lodge, booked a suite, all 9 of us stayed there. Do keep in mind that this lodge is very far from the main road and the road is not good, especially in rainy season.

This range is particularly good for bird watching. We hired 2 Jeeps, and went on safari to inside the jungle. We did not have luck to see much of the animals.. Got a good video of an wild elephant though. The Jeep safari cost is around 2500 rupees. And this range is less crowded, unlike Kohora range.
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Tushar Sawant

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  • Tushar Sawant
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 24 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2265 readers

"Kaziranga, world of Rhinos"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 6, 2016
If you are an wildlife friendly and want to feel proud of our own country pl visit Kaziranga. You will see so many Rinos. That after some time you will get bored of seeing them. If you are going here thinking you will see many animals then you will be disappointed. Here its only Rinos. Also the atmosphere is beautiful. You should also visit the tea gardens.
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Rohit Beniwal

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  • Rohit Beniwal
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  1576 readers

"Kaziranga, The Rhino Land!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
Amazing place for wildlife lovers. The park is full of rhinos and some deer species. Authorities say that tigers are also present in the park, but we didn't spotted any. Got a chance to see a rhino about 50-60 meters away. We travelled by a Jeep in the park, try to get an elephant ride you might get even more chances to see the amazing one horned rhino.
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Varma Yrcs

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  • Varma Yrcs
  • Lives in Bobbili
  • 3 Reviews
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  •  2601 readers

"Best place to visit wild life"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
Best place to look for Rhinos in close. You can use services of Jeep safari during day and elephant safaries during early morning to see animals up close. They will take you deep into the forest and you can find rhinos, buffaloes, deer, different species of birds.
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Asomee Duttabaruah

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  • Asomee Duttabaruah
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 2 Reviews
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"Had a great safari-Kaziranga!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 6, 2015
A wonderful property set in the heart of Kaziranga national park this place gives you the feeling of staying in a jungle lodge of yore but complete with all modern facilities. On the banks of the difloo tributary which flows into the mighty Brahmaputra in Golaghat district of upper Assam. Excellent food both Assamese as well as European along with some popular Indian preparations. Well appointed rooms with courteous well trained staff who are excellent guides too. Day trips into the Kaziranga national wildlife sanctuary are organised from here with travel by boat as well as Jeep safaris to see the famed one horned rhino and variety of different wildlife n migratory birds. Book well in advance as it's popular with foreign tourists and high end tour operators.
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Khalequr Zaman

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  • Khalequr Zaman
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 7 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  3359 readers

"Awesome experience!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2015
Kaziranga national park is the best wild life century in the world we enjoy Elephant safari jeep safari in Kaziranga national park. We stayed in The green village resort. This resort is excellent its interior is very unique and full of greenery. Our experience is memorable.
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