February 15, 2019

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Location: Jorhat Nawgaon & Golaghat Districts, Assam
Best Visiting Time: November to April (closed during monsoon)
Area Coverage : 430 sq.kms
Nearest Town: Bokaghat 23kms
Attractions: One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Buffalo, Elephants, Leopards, Tigers swamp deer, hog deer, barking deer, sambar/ Hoolock gibbon, pythons, civet cat, wild boar and much more

Kaziranga National park is situated in Jorhat Nawgaon & Golaghat districts of Assam. It extends over an area of 430sq.km. Kaziranga National park is bounded by the Mikir Hills on the South and Brahmaputra river on the north. The Kaziranga national park is 217 km from Guwahati, the capital of Assam. Kaziranga was declared a Wildlife sanctuary in 1950 and accorded the status of a National Park in 1974. In 2006 it was declared as Tiger Reserve. The park is divided into central, eastern and western sectors consists of semi-evergreen forested highlands, rivulets, marshes and extensive plains covered with tall elephant grass up to 6 meters high. Kaziranga National park was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1985 due to its natural environment.
 Kaziranga National park is famous for one horned rhinoceros which can reach a height of over two meters and weigh more than two tonnes. The park also has elephants, swamp or wild bison (Over 70% of the total populace), swamp deer, hoard deer, woofing deer, sambar/Hoolock gibbon, pythons, civet feline, wild hog, and tigers. There is a rich assortment of new waterfowls, more than 450 types of forest and field winged animals of which 18 species are all inclusively undermined. Birds like the egrets, pond herons, river tern, black-necked storks, pelican, partridges, Bengal florican stork, pied hornbill, fishing eagle are found in abundance. The river here has the gharial (fish-eating crocodile) and dolphins.
The Kaziranga National Park gives the visitor a chance to see the fauna including tigers, elephants, panthers, bears and thousands of birds at fairly close quarters. The best time to visit Kaziranga is from November to March. Kaziranga's ecology is dominated by the river, which floods dramatically every year.  A tributary, the Moru Diphlu, forms the park's southern boundary and exacerbates the flood situation.  As much as three-quarters of the park may get submerged. Animals are forced to higher grounds, but hundreds still perish every year. Post-monsoon, Kaziranga transforms into a swamp thriving with wildlife. It is the most popular park in the region and is easily accessible by road.
 Rare species of birds, like the hornbill, also draw wildlife and birding enthusiasts in large numbers. Most of the park's wildlife can be easily seen, often in a couple of days. Though the forest department organizes mini-bus and jeep rides, the unhurried elephant rides are the most rewarding, facilitating close encounters with Swamp Deer (Barasingha), Hog-deer, Asian Elephant, and of course, the One-horned Rhinoceros. Tigers are rarely sighted in the maze of elephant grass and dense growth. The tranquil atmosphere of the jungle will absorb you in its green beauty, as you proceed further and further. The unique flora will leave you absolutely astounding. The beautiful swamplands with an abundant cover of water lilies, water hyacinth and lotus are some delightful breaks amidst the thick patches of evergreen forests. In Kaziranga, the rhinos, the elephants and other wildlife wander freely, so at every step, you may come across varied species of fauna.

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Travelling Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Tour India

Avifauna in Kaziranga National Park

The avifauna is extremely rich and varied and includes both waterside and woodland birds. Kaziranga National Park is also home to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, and game birds. Commonly seen birds in the park are Lesser White-fronted Goose, Crested Serpent-eagle, Lesser Adjutant, Greater Adjutant, Asian Open-bill Stork, Baer's Pochard Duck, Ferruginous Duck, White-bellied Heron, swamp partridges, red jungle fowl, Indian Roller, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Black-billed Tern, Blyth’s Kingfisher,  White-rumped Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, Bengal Floricans, Pale-capped Pigeon, Great Indian Hornbill, Bristled Grassbird, bar-headed goose, whistling teal, egrets, herons,  black-necked stork, and open billed stork. etc.

Flora in Kaziranga National Park

 Kaziranga National Park has four main types of vegetations – swamped grassland, swamped woodlands, moist mixed deciduous forests, and semi-evergreen forests. Common tall grasses found in the park are spear grass, sugarcanes, elephant grass, and common reed. Major trees & shrubs found in the park are Aphanamixis polystachya, Leea indica, Leea umbraculifera, Aphania rubra, Mallotus philippensis, Sterculia urens, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Syzygium species, Cinnamomum bejolghota, Dillenia indica, Bridelia retusa, Grewia serrulata, Crateva unilocularis, Duabanga grandiflora, Ficus rumphii, Garcinia tinctoria, Talauma hodgsonii, etc.

Fauna in Kaziranga National Park

 There are 35 mammal species found in the Kaziranga National Park. It is the home to the large populations of great Indian one-horned rhinos, wild Asiatic water buffalo, swamp deer, etc. Other major animals found in the park are elephant, gaur, sambar, wild boar, hog deer, Indian muntjac, tiger, leopard panther, jungle cat, fishing cat, hispid hare, gray mongoose, golden jackal, large Indian civet, Bengal fox, sloth bear, Chinese pangolin, flying squirrel, capped golden langur, etc. In the rivers of Kaziranga, Dolphins can also be seen. Reptiles like Reticulated Python, Rock Python, King Cobra, Indian Cobra, Monocled Cobra, Russels’ Viper, common Krait, Monitor Lizard, Water Monitor, Bengal Monitor, turtle, tortoise, etc are also found in Kaziranga National Park. How to reach Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park How To Reach:

Air: The nearest airport is situated at Jorhat which is 97 km away from Kaziranga. Guwahati Airport is at a distance of 217 km.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Furkating, situated 75 km away from Kaziranga.

Road: The main gateway to reach Kaziranga National Park is Kohora on the NH 37. Kaziranga (Kohora) to Guwahati 217 km, Jorhat 96 km, Furkating 75 km.

Train From Howrah:

Train No
Train Name
Dibrugarh Express

Visiting hours in Kaziranga National Park:

7 am to 4 pm every day of the week except Sunday.
 Elephant rides between 05:00 – 07:00 (900/- per head). Jeep drives are also available. Jeep Safari:  6am To 2pm (2500/- to 3500/-) The rides thinking optimistically to see the creatures. There are three road routes inside the park open from  7am to 4pm every day of the week except Sunday.
1. Kazi ranga or central range - Kohora, Daglang, Foliomari,
2. Western range (Best to see rhinos and buffaloes) - Baguri, Monabeel, Bimoli, Kanchanjuri.
3. Eastern range(30km from Kohora best to see winged creatures) - Agortoli, Sohola, Rangamatia. The recognition towers are orchestrated at Sohola, Mihimukh, Kathpara, Foliamari and Harmoti. Different attractions here are the espresso and elastic ranches of the close-by Karbi Anglong and the tea greenery enclosures of Hatikhuli, Methoni, Difalu, Behora, and Borchapori.

Entry fee in Kaziranga National park

Entry Fee : Rs. 50 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners),
Vehicle Entry : Rs. 200, 
Safari : Rs. 120 (Indians) & Rs. 750 (foreigners),
Still Camera : Rs. 50 to 500(Indians) & Rs. 500 to 1000 (foreigners),
Video Camera : Rs. 500 to 1000 (Indians) & Rs. 1000 (foreigners).
Elephant seat : Rs. 450 (Indians) & Rs. 1000 (foreigners).

Kaziranga National Park : Where You Stay:
           1. Landmark Woods (3star)  (3000/- to 5000/-)
         NH 37, Kanchanjurie, Kaziranga, Assam 782136
         Web: www.thelandmarkhotels.in, Phone: 18001804924 (Vinita)
      2.  Diphlu River Laudge  4star hotel
           Police Outpost, Kaziranga National Park Near Bagori, Kuthari, Assam 782136
           Web: www.diphluriverlodge.com

3        3.  Camp Rhino Resort ( 3000/-)
         Nagaon, Assam 782136
         Web: www.camprhino.in Phone: +91 9435060372

         4.  Green Village Resort (1800/- to 2500/-)
         Kaziranga National Park, Deusur Sang, Assam 782136
         Web: https://greenvillageresort.business.site/, Phone: 070029 34945

5.      5.   Bonraja Motel (2500/- to 3500/-)

Web: http://www.bonroja.com, Phone: +91 8011839917, 9859332735