Kaziranga National Park Safari: A Detailed Guide For First-Time Visitors

by Sushmita Mahanta
Kaziranga National Park Safari: A Detailed Guide For First-Time Visitors

The opportunity to witness diversified wildlife is always one of a kind. And what better way to feed your naturalist soul than a safari tour in Kaziranga National Park! A part of the mighty Brahmaputra’s marshlands, Kaziranga is a perfect biodiversity hotspot. Here is a detailed guide for you to indulge in the wilderness of Kaziranga.

Best Time To Visit

Kaziranga National Park is open from 1st November to April 30th. The best time to visit is mid-February to mid-March given the pleasant weather conditions. Also, you might just be right in time for The Kaziranga Elephant festival. It is usually held in the month of February.


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How To Reach?

Travelling to Kaziranga in itself is a thrilling episode. There are different modes of communication you can choose from.

By Air: The two nearest airports, The Guwahati International Airport and Jorhat Airport are located at a distance of 217 km and 97 km respectively. Once you land, you can hire a cab or taxi to visit the park.

By Train: Furkating is the closest railway station to the park. From the station, an 80 km cab or taxi ride will take you to the park.

By Road: There are smooth connecting roads to the Park from all major cities of Assam like Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dimapur, Tinsukia, Sivasagar, etc. You can travel to any of these cities and hire a cab. There are public buses as well to help you reach the park conveniently.

Also read: IRCTC 6-Day Package To Assam & Meghalaya Covers Kaziranga, Mawlynnong, And Cherrapunjee

The BIG FIVE At Kaziranga National Park

The Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo, Indian Elephant, The Royal Bengal Tiger, and the Eastern Swamp Deer are the biggest treasures of Kaziranga. So what are you waiting for? Embark on a safari tour and grab your perfect chance at spotting any or all of these big five at the Park.

Kaziranga National Park
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Routes To Choose From

Safari Routes in Kaziranga are divided into four major ranges. The Western Range, Central Range, Burapahar Range, and Eastern Range. However, The Central range (Kohora zone) is highly recommended as it is the most convenient one. The visitors at Kaziranga can enjoy both the Elephant and the Jeep safari.

Tip- The Elephant Safari is always a better option to get a close sight of the wildlife.

Where To Stay?

You can choose your temporary abode from a variety of comfortable resorts that are located within the Kaziranga National Park. Hotels and homestays make for another great option. And if you want to make your stay more adventurous, camping is going to give you the most unforgettable experience.

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