Kaziranga National Park is an important tourist destination in Assam. It is very famous for natural attraction, national park and others. One of the most interesting activities in the Kaziranga National Park is the Elephant Safari. Trained grey Asiatic elephants are used for the safari. It is the best way to spot birds, rhinos and other animals.
Where is Kaziranga National Park Located?
Kaziranga is located in Assam. The park is located in Kohora district. The nearest busy airport is located in Guwahati. The nearest airport to the park is in Jorbat. The Guwahati airport connects with many northeast Indian destinations and other important cities in the country. From Guwahati, you can either board a flight to Jorbat, travel 90 minutes on road to reach the park or, hire a cab or bus directly from Guahati. It would take 4-5 hours to reach the park from Guwahati.
The nearest busy railway station is located in Guwahati. You can find flights from various destinations to Guwahati, frequently. From Guwahati, you can either choose road or air transportation. You can also find trains from Guwahati to Jorbat and from Jorbat you can drive to the park. Finding direct trains to Jorbat can be time consuming.
If you are choosing road transportation, you can find many buses and cabs to Guwahati from many important cities of India. From Guwahati, you can find buses to Kohora. Kohora is an important hub for those who are choosing road transportation.
Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park
The safari starts very early in the morning. The safari is open only for a few hours. The safari starts at 5:30 am to 7:30 am. The safari is divided into two shifts; each one scaling for one hour. In the afternoon, the safari starts by 3 and ends by 4.
The park is located in a tropical region. The summers start in March and ends in June. The summers are hot and humid. This makes the right time to visit the park as the animals will visit the nearby water sources in search of water. The rainy season starts in July and ends in October or late September. During rainy season, the Brahmaputra River floods the park making elephant safari inaccessible. Spotting animals is also a little hard during this season. Winter season starts in November and ends in February. It is also a good time to spot animals and migration birds.
Best Route of Kaziranga National Park
There are four zones that can be scaled in the park via elephant safari.
Kaziranga range – passes through Foliomari area and Dagland
Bagori range – best route to spot rhino
Agaratoli range – best route to spot Florican, fish eagle, Pochard and others. This route is for those who love water birds.
Burapahar range – This route includes the Rhinoland Park
The most chosen one is the western range or Bagori range as you can come in close quarters with one horned Indian rhino.
Booking of Kaziranga National Park
Except for the Bagori range, the other route safari should be booked at Range office at the time of safari. In case of choosing Bagorirange, you need to book atleast 7 hours in prior to the safari. Online booking options are also available.
Cost of Kaziranga National Park
The entry fee to the park is exclusive of the elephant safari cost. The cost of the safari changes from time to time andwith regards to the season. The charges will be received in advance and only Indian money will be accepted.
Elephant safari allows two three adults on one elephant. A seat costs, INR750 for Indians and INR 1250 for foreigners. Guard fee is INR25 per person. Guard fee is compulsory. Check the official page of the park to know the current rate.
Staying option at Kaziranga National Park
If you are looking for staying options, you can find rest houses and luxury resorts in Kaziranga National Park. Inside the park, you can find tourist lodges maintained by the forest department. Prior booking is very essential. There are many luxury private resorts near the park.