Kaziranga is a National Park that is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam state. It comes under one of the UNESCO, World Heritage Sites. It was established in 1905 reserve forest. This park is world famous for its One-horned Rhinoceroses. In 2006, it was declared as a Tiger Reserve and since then it has been one of the safest areas in the world for tigers. It has also large number of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. It has large number species of birds and it is serving as a significant Bird Area.
Bio-diversity reflected in this national park is due to the reason as its situated close to the edge of the Eastern Himalaya, that has large number of wildlife species. While visiting the park you can visitors can also see Chinese pangolin, Bengal foxes, gibbons, civets, sloth bears, leopards and flying squirrels, imperial eagles, fish eagles, herons, storks, pelicans and horn-bills. These animals are the major attractions of the Kaziranga National Park and it is the bio-diversity of that attracts to tourists to have must visit to the park.
In and Around
Sightseeing options at the Kaziranga National Park includes viewing the star of the park — the Rhinoceros. There are also said to be a lot of tigers in the Kaziranga National Park but they are rarely spotted because of the tall elephant grass growing in the park.
Outdoor activities in Kaziranga is restricted to the guided tours by jeep or elephants which is a good way to experience the fauna and flora of the park. Observing the wildlife is the main activity in and around the park.
Around Kaziranga National Park
Venturing out from Kaziranga, the nearest place that you can visit is Bokakhat, 23 kms away that is renowned as a base for numerous tourist attractions around the region.
Take a trip to Behora, situated at a distance of about 43 kms from Kaziranga National Park, the place is renowned for its tea plantations and is a visual treat for sore eyes and tired mind.
Another interesting place near Kaziranga that is a must visit is Kakochang Falls. Situated at a distance of about 46 kms from Kaziranga, Kakochang Falls is a scenic picnic spot and an ideal place to soak in some peace and relax.
If you are fascinated by ancient ruins then head to Deopahar. Situated at a distance of about 51 kms, Deopahar is popular for Numaligarh Ruins.
The best time to visit Kaziranga National park is during the dry cold season of winter as you will be able to spot the animals in their natural habitat or during summers when you can see them coming to the pools of water to take a dip or simply cool down.
How to Reach
The nearest airport from Kaziranga is located 74 kilometers away in Jorhat, Assam. The second nearest airport is located in Dimapur in Nagaland. Both these airports have good domestic airline connectivity.
If one is coming by rail, the nearest rail head is located in Helem (30 kms), Jorhat (90 km ), Furketing ( 75 km ) and Guwahati ( 200 km ). The nearest railway station to Kaziranga is Furkating, which is 75 km away. Furkating is connected by trains from Guwahati, apart from Delhi and Kolkata. Guwahati is the nearest major railway station and is well connected with rest of India by train.
Kaziranga National Park can be approached from either side via national highway NH 37. The nearest bus stop to reach Kaziranga is in Kohara. Buses operating from Guwahati, Tezpur, Dimapur and Upper Assam all pass through Kohara.
Stay / Eat
Where to Stay
Harmoti, Bagori Range,
Kaziranga, Assam 785609
Diphlu River Lodge
Kaziranga National Park,
Kuthuri, Near Bagori Police Outpost,
Nagaon, Assam 782136