KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Kaziranga National Park is one of the famous national parks of India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is world renowned for the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros which can be found roaming around in the wild beauty, but it also has the highest density of tigers. Unlike the rhino, the Royal Bengal tiger may be hard to spot in the thick grass. A four-hour drive from Guwahati will take you to the Kaziranga National Park, 200 kilometres away. The National Highway 37 crosses through the middle of the national park and your game/safari rides set-off even before you check-in to your resort. The park is one of the most protected areas of North – East India and is located along the bank of the Brahmaputra River. The fertile alluvial soils deposited by this magnificent river form the characteristic flat terrain of the national park. Other notable rivers in the national park are the Diphlu and Mora Dhansiri. Beels are the riverine flood formed lakes here which are predominantly formed everywhere. Chapories are the elevated regions which provide shelter to animals during floods.

Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalayas, Kaziranga National Park is the hotspot of bio diversity. According to a recent population census (2015) coordinated by the Kaziranga National Park authorities, it was revealed that the rhino population at Kaziranga National Park (India) was estimated to be 2,401 rhinos within the park. The world rhino population is estimated to be over 2700 rhinos.

Location Golaghat and Nagaon Districts (Assam) 
Nearest AirportGuwahati Airport: 250 km (05 hrs. drive)
Jorhat Airport: 105 km (02 hrs. drive)
Nearest Railway StationGuwahati Station: 210 km (04 hr. drive)
Tezpur Station: 90 km (02 hrs. drive)
Key Wildlife AttractionsOne Horned Rhinoceros, Wild Buffalo, Indian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Wild Boar, Eastern Mole, Pangolin, Indian Gaur, Swamp Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, White Browed Gibbon, Hog Deer
Total Area Covered882 sq. km. (When established it covered an area of 430 sq. km., with the addition of the adjoining Panbari RF and Kukurakata RF, each with an area of 7.65 sq km & 15.93 sq km respectively, the total area of the Kaziranga National Park has now become 882 sq km.)
Established in Year1974
VegetationTall Elephant grass, tropical moist forests.
Best Time to Visit01 October to 30 April. The park is closed for visitors during the rest of the year.
ClimateNovember – February: Mild and dry, with a mean high of 25 °C and low of 5 °C. During this season, beels and nallahs (water channels) dry up.
March – May: Hot, with temperatures reaching a high of 37 °C. During this season, animals usually are found near water bodies.
June – September: responsible for most of Kaziranga's annual rainfall of 2,220 mm (87 in). During the peak months of July and August, three-fourths of the western region of the park is submerged, due to the rising water level of the Brahmaputra.

KAZIRANGA SAFARI TIMINGS

Type of Safari Timing 
Jeep SafariMorning: 7:00 – 10:00 am
Evening: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Elephant SafariMorning 1st Shift: 5:30 – 6:30 am
Morning 2nd Shift: 6:30 – 7:30 am

KAZIRANGA SAFARI ZONES

Safari Zones
Eastern Range
Kaziranga Range
Western Range
Burapahar Range

HOW TO BOOK YOUR KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

Safaris can be booked only after payment is made in advance at the respective Range Office/Ticket Counters. Currently, there is no option available to book your jeep safaris / elephant safaris online. Visit the Kaziranga National Park official website for more details.

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