Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino
There are several stories behind the origin of the name Kaziranga and it's still unsure. There are numerous numbers of explanations available in the localities and local records. Some say that there was a girl named rawnga from a nearby village and a youth named Kazi from Karbi Anglong. Both of them fell in love with each other and their love was not accepted by their families which lead them to disappear in the forest. They were never seen again and thus the forest was named depending on their names.
Why you must visit Kaziranga National Park?
Kaziranga National Park is full of wildlife biodiversity and natural beauty. You must visit it to experience the togetherness of mankind and nature along with fearless roaming of wildlife in the sanctuary. It is a pride of Assam and India and is situated in the northeastern part of the country. It is located in the district of Golaghat and Nagaon in the state of Assam. Moreover, we feel proud to mention that Kaziranga National Park is the home of two-thirds of the world's total population of endangered one-horned rhinoceros and also a home for large breeding inhabitants like Elephants, wild water buffaloes, Swamp Deer and various species of birds including migrating and inhabitant birds. Kaziranga National Park have been declared as one of the forest reserve in the year of 1908, a wildlife sanctuary in the year of 1950 and a tiger reserve with the highest density of tigers in the world in 2006.
Attractions of Kaziranga National Park:
Kaziranga National park is among the foremost National Parks in the world and is the major wildlife tourist’s attractions in India. The one-horned rhinoceros is the main attraction along with tigers, the Asiatic Elephant, The Swamp Deer and the Asiatic Water Buffaloes and various endangered species of birds. Moreover, it is an awesome experience to explore the dense jungle by riding an elephant which is steered by professional Mahout. On the other hand, people can also enjoy the experience of exploring Kaziranga national park's jungles by booking a jeep safari. These can be booked in advance from the online website. Click here for Kaziranga Jeep Safari.
About Indian Rhinos of Kaziranga National Park:
The One-horned rhinoceros or the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros is an endangered species and also known as the great Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Unicoris). According to a report published, about 3,000 Rhinos live in the wild and around 2000 of which are found in Kaziranga National Park. Indian rhino weights between 1600 to 3000 kg, of which female Indian rhino weighs almost 1600 kg and male rhinos weight from 2,200 kg to 3,000 kg. They usually have a height in between 1.7 to 2 meter and can be up to 4 meters long. It is the fourth largest mammal on earth with a single horn. The newborn infants are born without horn and in most of the grown-up adults, horn reaches a length of about 25 to 57.2 centimetres in length and is naturally black in colour.
Best Time to Visit Kaziranga:
Kaziranga National Park remains open from October to April for tourism activities but is closed in left time period due to flood. Flood is common during the left time period because of heavy rainfall in the area and thus Kaziranga National park is under the flood water of the Brahmaputra river. In the open time period, it has pleasant weather which is enjoyable with a mild and pleasing atmosphere.
How To Reach In Kaziranga:
Below is the detailed information to reach Kaziranga-
By Air – You can reach Kaziranga National Park by two nearest airports which are Guwahati International Airport located at a distance of 217 km and Jorhat Airport located at a distance of 97 km.
By Train – Furkating railway station the nearest railway station to Kaziranga National Park with a distance of 75 km from the park. Other railway stations that can be used by tourists are Guwahati Railway Station with a distance of 240 km from the park and Jorhat Railway Station with a distance of 90 km from the park.
By Road – Because of NH 37, Kaziranga National park is well connected with other cities of the state Assam and can be reached using road transports.
SAFARI IN KAZIRANGA
Two types of safari are offered by Kaziranga National Park -
- i) Jeep Safari Click here to book
- ii) Elephant Safari
The Kaziranga National Park is divided into the four tourism ranges:
i) Central or Kohora Range
It starts from the Mihimukh riding tower also known as the Elephant safari point. All the tourists who booked for the Elephant safari will start their Elephant safari journey from this point. Both of the jeep safari and the elephant safari are organized in this range.
ii) Western or Bagori Range
The starting point of this range is the Bagori tourism office and from here tourists can take the ride of Elephant safari. The same point is also used to start Jeep safari to explore the forest. It is the most famous range since it allows to take the closest look of the one-horned rhino.
iii) Eastern or Agaratoli Range
It starts from Agaratoli tourism office and the Jeep safari is organized in this range. This range is best to view numerous exotic water birds and can be viewed perfectly with the help binocular.
iv) Burapahar Range
The starting point for the Jeep Safari in this range is Rhinoland Park. This range is full of the hilly and beautiful scenery of Nature. It helps to take a closure look of the dense forest on feet.
Jeep Safari Fees:
(Kind Note: Maximum 6 Persons are allowed by the forest department in one Jeep.)
Advance Booking Procedure
Please provide us the following details For booking:
- a) The full name, age, sex of each visitor as printed same on the identity cards to be provided along with the confirmatory amount
- b) (Morning/Afternoon)Travelling date & Safari timing
- c) (Morning/Afternoon)Travelling date & Safari timing
- d) ID card number of your ( Aaadhar No, Voter Id, Driving license Number etc)
- e) Safari charges paid in advance
- f) Don't foeget to carry the same ID card which is submitted during online booking
- g) For foreign tourists, passport details are mandatory for booking and reservation
- h) Safari is allotted on first come first serve basis (subject to availability)
Jeep Safari Timing:
(The safari is conducted by the forest department in two different shifts)
Kaziranga National park is full of adventures. We recommend getting a ride on a domestic trained Asiatic elephant to enjoy the closure view of the one-horned rhino. If you have not enjoyed an elephant ride in Kaziranga national park then your adventurous visit to Kaziranga national park can be said to be incomplete. It is the most demanded activity Kaziranga with very limited availability. The prices are :
Time: Between 5 am to 7 am
Duration: 45 minutes
Please read our terms & conditions –
- a) Seven Sisters Tours & Travels is only responsible for booking the Jeep / Elephant Safari and collecting the payment from tourist.
- b) The above rates may change without any prior notice.
- c) Red dress is not allowed inside the Park. It is recommended to wear green or any other forest suitable colour during the safari. Bright colours not allowed.
- d) Plastic bags and carrying food inside the Park is not allowed. Luggage not allowed.
- e) The visitor needs to display their identity proof before starting the Jeep Safari
- f) Camera charges will be extra.
- g) Hotel pickup and drop service will charge extra.
Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park
The Largest Orchid Park in India
Orchids are one of the most beautiful flowers we can experience. Here in Kaziranga, you have the option to visit the largest orchid park in India with an area of 6 acres in the Durgapur village. It is named as Kaziranga national orchid and Biodiversity Park. It is located at the distance of 2Km from the Central Range of Kaziranga, Kohora Chariali. It is known to have more than 500 species of wild orchids, 132 varieties of sour fruits and 132 varieties of leafy vegetables, 46 bamboo varieties, 12 cane varieties and various other plants. Along with all these various species of local fishes can be found here.
Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park is another attraction after Kaziranga national park that attracts tourists to this place. Enjoy the adventures of Kaziranga National Park and beauty of Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park together. Orchids also act as a symbol of our national heritage. There are around 35000 varieties of orchids in the world with approximately 1314 verities found in India of which about 850 verities found in north-east India with 402 varieties that are found only in Assam.
The Kaziranga Orchid National park was established with two major intentions:
Firstly, it preserves the great verities of Orchids. This Park also has a medicinal plant garden, rice museum along with a product distribution centre, a separate garden for local fruits and flowers and a dedicated space for native species of fishes. And dense forest area that has various native species of trees grown apart from its cultural centres.
Secondly, to create awareness among the general public about this wonderful creation of nature and make them feel the beauty of nature.