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Kaziranga National Park

Situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park is home to 35 mammal species. It has the largest congregation of Indian one-horned rhino in India, while other animals seen here are wild buffalos, elephants, sloth bears, jungle cats, hog badgers, capped langurs, hoolock gibbons, wild boars, jackals, porcupines, pythons, swamp deer, sambars and hog deer. If you are extremely lucky, you may also see a tiger or a leopard.

The park also has a large population of birds, including several migrating visitors in winter. The park is also the breeding ground for thousands of Pelicans. Rare species of Indian birds found here are the greater adjutant stork, the Bengal florican and the blossom-headed parakeet. Two of the largest snakes in the world, the reticulated and rock pythons inhabit the park.

The best way to explore the abundant wildlife of Kaziranga is either by jeep safari or on elephant back. The elephant safari is preferred by most of the wildlife enthusiasts as it allows you to go extremely close to the animals. and Night stay at Kaziranga.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area of the Park: 430 sq. kms.
Temperature (°C): Summer- Max.35, Min.18.3; Winter- Max.24, Min.7.2.
Rainfall: Heavy in summer (2300 mms).
Best Season: November to March.
Closed Season: Mid-April to Mid-October.
Languages spoken: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION:

  • Air: Nearest airport Jorhat (96 kms) is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Calcutta which in turn is connected with other cities in India.
  • Rail: Nearest railway station furcating (75 kms from Kaziranga) on the meter gauge line is directly connected to Guwahati which in turn is connected with the other major cities in India.
  • Road : Kaziranga (Kohora) to Guwahati 217 km, Jorhat 96 km.
  • Accommodation is located. The Tourist Department, Kaziranga Forest Lodge, has a reservation quota of 10 seats on the Kaziranga Express from Golaghat to Guwahati.

SIGHTSEEING IN THE PARK

Approx. Charges inside the Park

  • Elephant Charges (per seat) Rs.300 (adult)
  • Vehicle Charges Jeep/Car Mini Bus Bus Toll Fee (per vehicle) Rs.500/- View Fee (per person) Rs.20/-
  • Camera Charges Amateur Professional Still without Telelence Rs.15 -- Still with Telelence Rs.40 Rs.150 Movie (8 mms) Rs.75 -- Movie (10 mms) Rs.200 Rs.750 Video Camera Rs.400 Rs.1500 Movie Camera (35 mms) -- Rs.1500

NOTE: Toll Fee, View Fee, Elephant Charge & Camera Fees are payable at Range Forest Office, Kohora, Kaziranga National Park.

VERY IMPORTANT
It is essential for visitors to take a Forest Department guide with them if they are going by car or jeep, so that he can both direct the vehicle and also sight wildlife for the visitors.

HOURS TO VISIT THE PARK
On Elephant Back: 0500 to 0600 hrs, 0630 to 0730 hrs and 1530 to 1630 hrs.
By Road: 0800 to 1100 hrs and 1400 to 1630 hrs

ROAD ROUTES FOR VISITING THE PARK
Kaziranga Range: Kohora, Daflang, Foliamare.
Western Range: Baguri, Monabeel, Bimoli, Kanchanjuri.
Eastern Range: Agoratoli, Sohola, Rangamatia.

OBSERVATION TOWERS
These are located at Sohola, Mihimukh, Kathpara, Foliamare and Harmoti.

TOURIST INFORMATION

  • Government of India Tourist Office, B.K. Kakati Road, Ulubari, Guwahati- 781 007. Tel: 54-7407.
  • Director of Tourism, Government of Assam, Ulubari, Guwahati- 781 007. Tel: 52-7102.
  • Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, P.O.Kaziranga- 785 109, Assam. Tel: 23 (Kaziranga exchange). Assam Government Tourist Office, 8 Russel Street
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