India’s one of the most approved and glorious wildlife holiday destinations, Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam. The Park hosts one-third of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. With a total area of 430 km2, this National Park sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, dense forests, and swampy lagoons is abode to more than 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Apart from the rhinoceroses, the Park also holds a large population of wild water buffalo, elephants, and swamp deer. With the preservation of avifaunal species,Kaziranga is acknowledged as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.
World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Kaziranga National Park is authorized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCOin 1985due to its unique and diverse landscapes, which support an exceptional density of rhinoceroses, along with many other species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The park's wetlands, grasslands, and forests provide vital habitats for these species, and the park is widely recognized as an important conservation area for biodiversity. It is also one of the rare National parks that have species of Vultureslikethe Indian vulture, white-rumped vulture, andslender-billed vulture.
Due to the difference in altitude between the eastern and western areas of the Kaziranga National Park, is encompassed with mainly four types of vegetation, they are alluvial inundated grasslands, alluvial savanna woodlands, tropical semi-evergreen forests,and tropical moist mixed deciduous forests. Kumbhi, cotton trees,Indian gooseberry, and elephant apples are among the famous trees that can be seen in the park. Also, several varieties of aquatic flora can be seen in ponds, lakes, and near the river shores.
The forest region of Kaziranga Park is home to the world’s largest population of Indian Rhinoceros. Other animals that are found in the National Park are Hoolock Gibbon, Tiger,Sloth Bear, Leopard, Indian Elephant, swamp deer,Wild water buffalo, etc. With the increase in tiger population every year, the government authorities declared Kaziranga a Tiger Reserve in the year 2006. It is also an ideal place for sightingseveral migratory bird species from Central Asia.
Safari Tickets & Timings
Kaziranga Jeep Safari
INR 4000/ Jeep
INR 7500/ Jeep
INR 4100/ Jeep
INR 7500/ Jeep
INR 5000/ Jeep
INR 8500/ Jeep
INR 5500/ Jeep
INR 8500/ Jeep
Kaziranga Elephant Safari
INR 3600/ person
INR 1500/ person
Kohora Range – The Kohora Range is located near the center of the Kaziranga National Park and is known for its grasslands and wetlands, which provide a favorablehabitat for a variety of wildlife species. The Kohora Range offers the opportunity to sight wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, deer, and tigers.
Bagori Range – Bagori Range situated at the western end of the Kaziranga National park, is known for guaranteed sightings. Near its watchtower,one can easily spot herds of elephants. Other than elephants, this rangegives the pleasure ofspotting swamp deer, hog deer, buffaloes, rhinos, and wild elephants.
Agaratoli Range – Agaratoli Range is the easternmost of the three routes, situated at a distance of 21 km from Kohora Range. Agaratoli Range is dense in comparison to other zones due to which chances of an animal sighting are less.This Range has abundant birds and there is also a pelican group living atthe end of the circuit.
Panbari Reserve Forest – Situated a few km away from Kohora Range, Panbari Reserve Forestis spread acrossa 10 sq km patch in Kaziranga National Park. Covering a thick and rough path, the landscape has winding streams and greenery. Panbari Reserve Forest has a population of hoolock gibbons and cat langur. The range can be covered in 3 hours.
Major Attractions in & Around the Park
Orang National Park – Orang National Park is a wildlife reserve located in the northern part of Assam. Established in 1999, the national park covers an area of 78.81 sq km. The park is known for its significant population of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros and is also abode to other wildlife animalslike elephants, tigers, leopards, and a variety of bird species.
Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary – Formerly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuaryis a protected area covering around 21.76 sq km. The Sanctuary was initiated in 1997 to protect the Hoolock Gibbon, the only species of gibbon found in India.The Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary contains India's only gibbons, the hoolock gibbons, and Northeastern India's only nocturnal primate, the Bengal slow loris.
Addabarie Tea Estate – Addabarie Tea Estateis a tea plantation landscape known for producing a variety of teas, including black tea, green tea, and oolong tea, and are known for their strong, malty flavor and rich aroma. Addabarie Tea Estate is encompassed by lush green forests, rolling hills, and scenic tea gardens, due to which it is included in one of the popular tourist destinations.
Kakochang Falls – Situated in the Mikir Hills, Kakochang fall is a scenic waterfall located 56 km away from the Kaziranga National Park.The waterfall is formed by the flowing waters of theriver Jia Bhorali and is known for its charming beauty and enchanting surroundings.
Deopahar – An archaeological site situated in Numaligarh of Assam, Deopahar hill is known for its cultural and historical importance. Deopahar is known for the existence of several ancient ruins, including the remains of a temple and forts. The ruins are believed to date back to the 9thor 10thcentury AD and are believed to be associated with the ancient kingdom of the Chutiapeople.
Best Time to Visit
Although the National Park can be visited anytime during the year, the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is during the start of the summer or winter season from the month of November to April.
How to reach
By Air – The nearest airport is Tez Airport situated at a distance of 60 km from Kaziranga National Park.
By Train – Nearest Railway station is situated at a distance of 93 m from Kaziranga National Park.
Kaziranga National Park
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Kaziranga National Parkis famous for which animal?
Kaziranga National Parkis known for sighting one-horned rhinoceros
What is the duration of the Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park?
The duration of the Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park is of 2 hours.
Is there any staying accommodation inside the Kaziranga National Park?
No, there isn’t any facility for staying inside the Kaziranga National Park.