Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site.
Made unique with a vibrant, well preserved and sustained ecology this park has a very versatile bio diversity which makes Kaziranga National Park a very important and popular tourist destination. Other than the one horned Rhino which almost defines the area, the park also offers pleasant surprises to tourists as they spot swamp dears, leopards, flying squirrels, sloth bears, Bengal foxes, Indian tigers and many more. Along with this you'll find your heads turning up to see eagles, hornbills and pelicans. Apart from the wildlife, the park itself is immensely beautiful with water bodies and forests. Kaziranga is the place to go for a trip full of excitement into the best and most of what Assam's nature has to offer.
Rooms here are usually booked and even over booked during the peak holiday season - between November and May. So its best to make advance booking. Rooms start at Rs. 1000 in most places. There are good luxury hotels too. Fares go upto Rs. 5000 a night. Fares are subject to change depending on the season. During summer months, an air conditioned room is a necessitiy. There are all kinds of motels, hotels and resorts here. Good resorts are equipped with spas, bar, gift shop and other basics.
Houses the endangered One-horned Rhinoceros. House to beautiful migratory birds. Beautiful, lush tea plantations. A treat to visual senses. Pleasant climate.
Extreme rainfall throughout the year. Chances of forest fires in peak summers.
Kaziranga is a universally friendly destination. A must visit destination for forest buffs, wild Safari lovers and adventure seekers. A relaxing destination for those looking for peace.
The most convenient option for food here, would be the resorts, lodges and hotels that take care of all tourist needs wonderfully. Other than these there are limited options in terms of local food joints or Dhabas.
You can indulge in a variety of local Assamese preparations which include Laksa, Khar, Tenga as well as some other fish delicacies and rice dishes. Along with this you can enjoy popular items of a typical Indian menu in Kaziranga.
One can opt for safari rides in the park in either jeeps or SUVs and this is the best way to get around the park. Elephant rides can be arranged and they have to be booked in advance as they are popular.
Day 1- Reach the hotel by a local cab or bus service and spend the night relaxing. You can spend the evening on the banks of Brahmaputra for a distinguished experience. Day 2- Book a safari in advance and head out for the Kaziranga National Park safari, where you can spot various endangered animal species, including the one-horned rhinoceros. You can also have the Elephant safari, wherein the jeep is replaced with Elephants who take you around the National Park. Take a break for lunch and resume the safari, with bird watching this time. If time permits have an Elephant ride in the National Park as you bring your adventure tour to an end. Call it a day. Day 3- Since Assam is known for its amazing variety of first flushed teas, it's reckoned you visit some of the most infamous tea plantations near Kaziranga and delve in the strong whiff of fresh tea everywhere. You can also participate in a tea tasting; where you will be served sips of different varieties of teas, with differences in color, taste, fragrance and aftertaste. Don't forget to get some packed for you and your loved ones as a souvenir.
The visit to Kaziranga National Park is probably the highlight of almost everyone's trip to Kaziranga and has a lot to do for everyone. Book a safari jeep or a modern SUV and roam around the area. Kaziranga National Park is a protected environment for some of the most endangered species of the world which includes, animals, mammals and birds alike. The impressive list of animals you can spot here includes the Indian Rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Wild Boar, Sambar, Macaque, Slot Bear, Indian Leopard, Black Bear and a variety of birds. A lot of migratory birds are also found here and makes a great spot for bird-viewing; an absolute treat for bird-watchers and nature enthusiasts. The Kaziranga National Park is also home to a Tiger reserve that houses the very endangered Great Bengal Tiger. You can also take Elephant rides in the Park.
You MUST carry a water bottles with you at all times. Maintain silence when inside the park. Carry sun screen lotion, sun glasses and caps. If you are going for an elephant safari, go fully covered. If you are opting for an SUV or a jeep safari, shorts are alright.