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A Staycation at Kaziranga National Park
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By: Shubhi Gupta
Kaziranga National park is a World Heritage Site of wildlife and bird sanctuary in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. Famous for its one-horned rhino, Kaziranga also has elephants, tigers, birds, deer, and several endangered species. The rich biodiversity of this National Park that is dissected by the mighty Brahmaputra River has become a popular ecotourism hotspot.
The driving distance from Guwahati to Kaziranga is around 193 km. Guwahati International Airport is located in Borjhar, while Jorhat Airport is 97 Km away and nearest to Kaziranga Park. Get on a comfortable road trip by hiring Guwahati to Kaziranga cabs from the airport and reach Kaziranga within 4 hours.
The shortest route connecting the two locations is via NH27 and depending on traffic takes about 4 to 5 hours. Nelli, Dharamtul, Nagaon bypass, Puranigodam, Samaguri, Kaliabor Tiniali junction, Bagori are some of the major stops en-route. Savaari’s Taxi Service in Guwahati takes tourists in a hassle-free manner in and around the top attractions of the Kaziranga National Park so that they can make the most of their vacation.
The best time to visit this park is between November to April, and it is open round the clock for travelers.
Activities in Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga Park is divided into five ranges- Central Kohora Point, Western Bagori Point, Eastern, Burha Pahar, Eastern Agratoli Point, and Northern Point.
Tourists who take a Jeep Safari can cover a large distance to explore the major places of attractions within Kaziranga Park. Spread over 858 sq km, the vast expanse of its area covers stretches of Savanna grasslands, chars of river islands, wetlands, and deep forests. This conservation park lies within the Nagaon district and covers Bagori Forest Range a small part of Ghorakati Forest Range.
An exploration of Kaziranga on an elephant’s back can be a memorable way to see the herbivores like Swamp Deer, Asiatic Water Buffaloes grazing, and rhinos strolling amidst the lush vegetation of the Park. Professional Mahouts steer the majestic animal around the dense jungle mush to the enthusiasm of the travelers.
Kaziranga is a paradise for bird lovers. Bird-watching trips can be organized so that travelers can watch the great variety of migratory and endangered birds and forest birds that have made Kaziranga their home.
Natural Getaways in and around the Park:
The Kaziranga Park has a number of scenic spots that fascinate the tourists who visit this park to escape the monotonous routine of daily life. Take photos beside the cascading waterfalls of Kakochang which are hidden within the green forest. A visit to the verdant tea gardens of Difhalu, Borchapori, and Behora offers a distraction from the usual wildlife sighting activity of Kaziranga. Try the famous Assam Black Tea at the tea factories located within the Park.
Drive out to see the ruins of ancient temples of Deoparbat or take photos beside the Kakochang waterfall to make your travel diaries of Kaziranga memorable.
Bicycle rides are available for tourists who like to explore the Park in a leisurely way.
Travelers can take a tour of the rustic villages to get a feel of the ethnic lifestyles of the tribes living here.
Wildlife Tour packages are available for tourists who would like to avail of the best rates and enjoy a wildlife safari and a cultural tour of the tribal villages located within the national park. It is important to maintain park etiquettes for travelers so that the sanctity and peace of the inhabitants of the Park are maintained.