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Kaziranga National Park - the World Heritage Site is ideal to visit in between the month of November and April. Because of factors like summer heat, the monsoon rain and flood, and breeding season, the Government of Assam keeps the national park officially closed from May through October. However, there are exceptions in certain years depending on the weather and sometimes the park is opened one month early and/or closed one month late.
The unique attraction of Kaziranga National Park is the one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Unicornis) which is found only in Kaziranga National Park. Apart from the one-horned rhino, Kaziranga is also home to numerous species including large mammals to migratory birds to beautiful orchids. On an average safari, there is a high possibility of witnessing one-horned rhinos, wild elephants, wild water buffaloes, wild hogs and boars, different species of deer, stags, different species of Himalayan birds etc. On a lucky day, you can even see a Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat.
The main sightseeing spots in and around Kaziranga are:
The central range of Kaziranga national park, in Kohora, is nearly 220 kilometers away from Guwahati.
After reaching Guwahati or Jorhat by airways or railways, you can reach Kaziranga by road. Kaziranga (Kohora) is only about 100 kilometers from Jorhat, but the flights and trains are not very frequent in Jorhat in comparison to Guwahati. Moreover, Guwahati airport serves international flight whereas Jorhat airport don't.
To cover all of the ranges in Kaziranga national park you will need 3 days of sightseeing. You can however cut short the sightseeing, and make it a weekend trip by going for just one jeep and one elephant safari which will require only one day.
It is advisable that you plan your trip to Kaziranga at least two months before the journey date. Kaziranga has abundant hotels and accommodations, but since it is only open for six months, there is spike in number of tourists from all over the world in certain days. To get some idea about the itineraries to plan your trip, do check out our tour packages available for Kaziranga
As Kaziranga national park is open during winter, you might need sweaters, jackets, and shoes in certain days. Apart from the winter accessories, you might also need dust mask and goggles if the weather is too dry. We have prepared a dedicated webpage for your travel luggage checklist. Do check important things to carry on your tour to Northeast India.
No. As of now, no permit is necessary to visit Assam.
Kaziranga national park is famous for the one-horned rhinoceros. Rhino is an animal from the Jurassic era.
Yes, Kaziranga national park offers both Elephant safaris and Jeep safaris.
The elephant safari in Kaziranga starts at 5.30 AM. It is an hour long safari and there are two batches of elephant safaris everyday.
The cost safaris are different in different ranges. Please check Information on Entry Tickets and Activity Costs in Northeast India where you will find the entry fees for different ranges.
Kakochang Waterfalls or Kaipholangsho Waterfalls is located around 15 kilometers south of Bokakhat town area. Bokakhat is nearly 20 kilometers east of central range of Kaziranga national park (Kohora).