Kaziranga National Park is a wildlife sanctuary and well-known for one horned rhinoceros which are rare and only found in Assam. It is in the north-eastern part of India popularly well known as North East India. Kaziranga National Park is not only popular for one horned rhinoceros but also well-known for tiger, elephant, swamp deer, wild buffalo, and beautiful birds. It is also a tiger reserve from 2006. You will find two third of total rhinoceros in Kaziranga. We also like to inform you that it is one of the world Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. Therefore, it is a very beautiful wildlife place to visit and not only travelers are coming from within India but also travelers from all over world are visiting this stunning place. There are lots of sites in Kaziranga National Park.
- Total area of Kaziranga National Park: 429.40 km²
- The stick covered: Golaghat (135 km²) and Nagoan (175 km²) (state: Assam, India)
- There are two Forest range office: Bagori and Ghorakati.
- Location of Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga is almost in the centre part of Assam.
How I can arrive at Guwahati?
There is no airport within the distance of hundred kilometre from Kaziranga National Park. However, if you are travelling from outside Assam, then you may reach Guwahati -“Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport” by flight. But if you are travelling from outside India, you may not find direct flight to Guwahati. The best way is to travel via New Delhi- Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) or Calcutta Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. You will get direct flight from New Delhi or Calcutta per day easily.
There is another small airport at Jorhat popularly known as Rowriah Airport. The jorhat to kaziranga distance is 114 kilometers. There are lots of connecting flights directly from New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati by AirAsia, Jet Airways, and Indigo.
Guwahati to Kaziranga distance
The distance between Guwahati to Kaziranga is almost 213 km by bus or taxi. It will take around four and half hours to 5 hours to reach from Guwahati to Kaziranga. The road condition is almost fair and you will get 143 km four land track and the remaining is only highway track.
Guwahati To Kaziranga Bus Service
There is regular bus service from Kaziranga National Park controlled by both public, private sector. The best way to book a ticket is by visiting red bus service running almost 38 buses day and night. Lots of buses also running from Assam state transport Corporation (Under ASTC) and you may book your ticket by visiting here. There is also a Google play store app to book a ticket of ASTC. There are both AC and non-AC buses available on a regular basis.
Guwahati to Kaziranga Taxi Fare
Another best way to reach Kaziranga is by private taxi. Though, the cost of the taxi is on the higher side but you will get convenient way of travelling to the national park. There are lots of private travel agencies providing taxi services from Guwahati to Kaziranga. You may go with make my trip outstation Innova Cabs Online. However, Guwahati to Kaziranga taxi fare will be around ₹ 5000 (70 dollar) to ₹ 10,000 (150 dollar). If you go with Indica or small segment cars then the cost will be lower.
There are two main travelling cabs services are available in Guwahati. One is Ola cabs which are cheap and affordable. Currently, Ola outstation camp services are available at ₹ 11 per kilometre for mini AC cars such as Indica, Ritz, Nissan Micra costing around ₹ 5000. The prime sedan segment prices are ₹ 13 per kilometre for cars such as Desire, Etios, and Sunny etc costing around ₹ 6000. Most of the cars are having AC with Wi-Fi facilities.
The another lowest cost and safety journey is providing by Uber cabs service costing around ₹ 4000 – ₹ 5000. Uber services are also very good and you may expect a good compatible journey.
Nearest Railway Station to Kaziranga:
There is no nearest railway station to Kaziranga but if you are running through a train from other parts of India, you have to arrive at Guwahati railway station first. However, if you’re running through Rajdhani Express, or Kamrup Express, then you have to arrive Furkating Junction of Golaghat district. But keep in mind that there is no station for Rajdhani Express and there are only two stations for Rajdhani Express: Dimapur and Moriani Junction but they are far away from Kaziranga National Park. Therefore, the best ways is to pick up a connecting train from Guwahati railway station.
We like to suggest two trains for that: one is Jana Satbdi Express running each day at 6:30 AM except Sunday. You will arrive Furkating Junction around 12 PM. There is another Satabdi Express and the departure time is 12 PM and the arrival time is around 6 PM.There is another intercity express running per night 8:30 PM and you will arrive at 4 AM. But, the distance between Furkating junction to Kaziranga national park is around 100 kilometre and the travel time is around 2 hours. Keep in mind, you may book a taxi or bus from Golaghat to Kaziranga but you have to reach from Furkating to Golaghat by small local vehicles of the distance around 7 kilometres.
Kaziranga National Park Map
Images of Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park Video
Weather in Kaziranga and Best Time to Visit Kaziranga National Park
The monsoon period starts in Assam from May to August and the temperature fluctuate between 20° to 37°. It is very hot and humid during the day time and a little bit cool during night time. So the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is during November to April. The weather conditions during this time are cool and dry compatible for wildlife journey.
Hotels in Kaziranga: Best resorts in kaziranga
There are lots of hotels throughout the National Highway and Kohora area. There is one 4 star hotel/resort namely Resort Borgos. The borgos resort of Kaziranga is a large and beautiful resort to stay and for dinner. It has also a swimming pool and Wi-Fi facilities. You may also further Assamese food Thali who is a combination of local traditional food menus.
Some of the main private resorts are Grassland Resort (an eco-resort), Wild Grass Lodge, The Infinity Resort, Jhupuri Ghar, Diphlu River Lodge. Other such good options are Landmark Woods, Dhanshree Lodge, Iora Resort and Bonhabi resort.
If you are looking for budget hotels in kaziranga, then we may suggest ‘Tesco Resort’. You will easily get around ₹ 1000-₹ 3000 room per night. It is a three star hotel with Wi-Fi, laundry service, AC, extra bed on request etc.
There is another good resort in Kaziranga is ‘Infinity Resorts Kaziranga’. It is a luxury but bamboo and wooden structured resort. You will receive a homely environment in family rooms with AC and free breakfast. There is also a swimming pool available and room service is also very good. The TripAdvisor rating is around 4.0/152 reviews.
Landmark Woods and United 21 Grassland Resorts are also very well on hotels in Kaziranga with all comforts.
Top things to do in kaziranga:
There are lots of places to visit in kaziranga. You may start from Jeep Safari and elephant safari in Kaziranga which are very popular. There are four main zones for Jeep Safari in Kohora, Bagori, Agaratoli and Ghorakhati. In Jeep Safari six persons can travel costing your around ₹ 2500-₹ 3000. But you will be able to travel 4 to 5 km inside the national park. The insight beauty of the national park is very wonderful and amazing. You may have a view of wild elephant, Deer, wild buffalo, lots of birds and the world popular rhinoceros.
The elephant safari is another wonderful event of Kaziranga National Park. It covers around 1 to 2 hours journey inside the national park. You may visit all the wild animals and birds in a very close distance. It will cost around ₹ 1000 to ₹ 2000 depending upon nationality of the visitors. But, elephant safaris only available early in the morning and you have to arrive before 8 AM.
Other places to visit near Kaziranga:
Kakochang Waterfall is another nearest place at a distance of around 15 km from Kaziranga. If you are looking for a holiday travel, then Sibsagar is a good place to visit for ancient Ahom Kingdom of Assam. The distance between Sibsagar and Kaziranga is around 150 km. You may also visit Majuli the largest river island of the world. It is mainly famous for natural beauty of the river Brahmaputra and traditional culture of Assam. But you have to cross the river Brahmaputra from Jorhat which is closest to your Jorhat airport.
You may also plan for a journey from Kaziranga to shillong which is a place of dream for any person visiting to North East India. The kaziranga to shillong distance is around 253 km taking around five hours of journey. You may go directly Shillong from Kaziranga by taxi or via Guwahati. The best ways to travel directly to Guwahati from Kaziranga and then you will get shared taxi or private TATA Sumu etc at a cheap and comfortable rate.