Kaziranga National Park is home to two-thirds of worlds one-horned rhinoceros population in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.The wildlife sanctuary is spread over 430 square kilometers. Situated in Assam, Kaziranga lies on the edge of the Eastern Himalayas. Comprising of swamps and grasslands, it’s the perfect home of untamed species. Wildlife enthusiasts also find a giant variety of tigers, Elephants, Tigers, Swamp Deer, Indian Bison, Hog Deer, Leopard, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Wild Boar, Hoolock Gibbons, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons etc. It is an amazing place to visit in India. It is open from October to April, though February is the best time to to visit here. The climate conditions are excellent. It is the time to celebrate the Kaziranga Elephant Festival. Tourists can have elephant rides to move around the park and in a boat on the Brahmaputra along the park.
The best time to explore this park is throughout the first hours of the morning. An elephant ride in early morning refracting the sunrays spreads a wave of serenity in the environment. The trainers of these Elephants guide you through the jungle. You will be amazed to see wild Elephant wandering or Indian Rhinos saunter past visitors. While yor’re in Kaziranga you would possibly moreover see the coffee and rubber plantations along the Karbi Anglong. You can also visit the tea gardens of Assam.
The park remains open from 5:15 am to 3:30 pm daily unless the closing schedule is changed due to seasonal variation in climate.
Entrance Fees and Safari charges:
The entrance fee is Rs. 50 for Indians and Rs. 500 for foreign nationals.
Jeep ride fare within the surroundings of the park varies depending on the area. Central Range and Western Range are the two most suggested ranges with charges Rs. 1200 and Rs. 1100 respectively. Charge of Eastern Range is Rs. 1500 and of Kalapahar is Rs. 2000.
Elephant ride is Rs. 450 for an Indian citizen and Rs. 1000 for a distant national and a guard fee of Rs. 25.
Charges for cameras:
camera: Rs. 50 for Indian national and Rs. 500 for foreign national.Video camera: Rs. 500 for Indian national and Rs. 1000 for foreign national.
How to Reach:
Air : The nearest airport is situated at Guwahati, that is 217-km away from the park. The other airport is at Jorhat, 97-km from Kaziranga.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75-km away from Kaziranga National Park.
Road : ASTC and private buses stop on the main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, on their way to and from Guwahati, Tezpur and Upper Assam.
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