Kaziranga National Park Rhino
Kaziranga National Park Rhino Silhouette at dusk

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its substantial population of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The park’s lush floodplains and tall elephant grasslands also provide sanctuary to tigers, elephants, and a diverse array of bird species.

Forest Size

1,090 km2

Forest Type

Tropical Moist Mixed Deciduous to Tropical Semi-Evergreen

Mammal Focus

One-horned Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephant, Water Buffalo, Swamp Deer

Common Birds

Oriental Pied Hornbill, Great Indian Hornbill, Dalmatian Pelican, Black-necked Crane

Welcome to Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park Map

Kaziranga National Park, located in the northeastern state of Assam, India, is a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its unique natural environment and diverse wildlife. Spanning an area of approximately 430 square kilometers, the park is bordered by the Brahmaputra River and features a blend of grasslands, wetlands, and dense forests. Established in 1905, Kaziranga is celebrated for its conservation efforts, particularly in protecting the endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The park now hosts the largest population of this species in the world.

Kaziranga’s rich biodiversity includes notable populations of tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer, making it a significant stronghold for these species. The park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 500 avian species, including migratory birds from Central Asia. Kaziranga experiences three distinct seasons: winter, summer, and monsoon, with each season offering a unique perspective on the park’s landscape and wildlife.

The park’s varied terrain and abundance of water bodies create an ideal habitat for its fauna, while its conservation programs have garnered global recognition. Kaziranga National Park stands as a testament to successful wildlife protection and ecological balance, attracting nature enthusiasts and researchers from around the world.

Tour Package Inclusions & Exclusions
What is included in our tour packages?

When you book with Into The Wild, our packages usually include the following (can vary based on individual client requirements):

  • Luxury accommodation in a premium, hand-picked property
  • All meals, including a welcome drink, breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening tea/coffee (might vary depending on hotel and package opted for)
  • Safari permit bookings for the number of safaris our guests wish to do
  • Private safari jeep on a non-sharing basis
  • Experienced, hand-picked guide and/or driver (the arrangement might vary depending on the park)
  • Airport/railway station transfers
  • Basic first aid and medical assistance, as available at the hotel
  • Contact information for local representatives
  • All applicable taxes
What is not included in our tour packages?

Our packages do not include the following, unless separately requested for:

  • Tips for drivers and guides, which need to be paid after each safari
  • Tips for hotel staff
  • DSLR Camera and lens charges at park entry, wherever applicable (eg. Tadoba)
  • Any additional expenses incurred at the hotel that are not part of the pre-decided package
  • Special arrangements and experiences such as walking tours, picnics, excursions, bush dinners, etc.
  • Access to photography equipment and workshops
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip
  • Cost of flight/train tickets
  • Naturalists provided by the hotel, which will be charged separately as per actuals

By Air

The nearest airport is Jorhat Airport, about 97 km away. Alternatively, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, 217 km from the park, offers more frequent flights. From either airport, a pre-arranged air-conditioned vehicle can transport you to Kaziranga.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Furkating Junction, located 75 km from the park. Guwahati Railway Station, a major rail hub, is 240 km away and provides broader connectivity. From these stations, an air-conditioned vehicle can be organized to transport you to your hotel.

This is an indicative itinerary of your wildlife adventure and can be personalized as per your requirements. Reach out to us for a customized tour package.

  1. Day 1 Arrival at Kaziranga

    Upon arrival at Guwahati airport or railway station,
    our air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and drop you to your luxurious accommodation

    Kaziranga National Park is renowned for its impressive population of one-horned rhinoceroses – in fact, it’s home to over 80% of the world’s total! Located approximately 220 kilometers from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is a true wildlife haven. After checking into your cozy wildlife resort, take the evening to unwind and relax at your leisure. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay amidst the serene surroundings of the resort.

  2. Day 2 Exploring Kaziranga National Park

    Embark on an exciting wildlife adventure in Kaziranga National Park, starting with an early morning wake-up call to prepare for our inaugural jungle safari.

    Explore the central zone, known as Kohora, which boasts the highest density of one-horned rhinos. Your safari will take us through the park’s narrow trails, winding through elephant grass and increasing your chances of spotting wildlife up close. The central range features a mix of grasslands and woodlands, with numerous water bodies that attract a variety of bird species, including pelicans, storks, and darters.

    After returning to the resort for breakfast, embark on another wildlife safari in the central range, this time aboard an open jeep. You’ll have the opportunity to spot a range of mammals, including rhinos, hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants, and tigers. After lunch, venture into the western range of Kaziranga, following a scenic route along the Mori Difalu river and stopping at the Donga watchtower for a glimpse of wildlife.

    Your day will conclude with an overnight stay at the wildlife resort.

  3. Day 3 In-Depth Wildlife Exploration

    Vventure into the Eastern Range of Kaziranga National Park for a thrilling jeep safari adventure. The Agoratoli range, known for its lush woodlands, is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with a diverse array of avifauna, including migratory species. This range is also home to a large population of wild elephants.

    During your exploration, visit the picturesque Shola water body and stop at the Shohola Tower for a glimpse of the region’s rich birdlife and other wildlife. This will be the final stop on your Eastern Range jeep safari.

    After lunch, delve into the central range, visiting notable watchtowers like Kathpora, Daflang, and Kerasing. Return to the resort in the evening and enjoy some tea/coffee and snack, followed by a scrumptious dinner.

    Conclude you day with an overnight stay at the wildlife resort.

  4. Day 4 In-Depth Wildlife Exploration

    Rise early and dedicate the day to exploring Kaziranga’s vibrant birdlife. With packed breakfast in hand, head to the Burapahar Range, where you’ll begin your trekking adventure. The journey will start at the Pani Juri Camp, accompanied by a naturalist and forest guards. From here, you’ll embark on a scenic walk along the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, immersing ourselves in the stunning woodlands that Burapahar is renowned for.

    As we trek, you’ll have the opportunity to spot an array of wildlife, including Capped Langurs, Elephants, Great Indian Hornbills and Hoolock Gibbons. After a few hours of trekking, you’ll return to Pani Juri Camp and then drive back to the resort for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll embark on a jeep safari in the central range of Kaziranga National Park, increasing your chances of spotting more wildlife.

    You’ll return to the resort in the evening for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.

  5. Day 5 Departure

    If you’re an early riser and full of enthusiasm, opt for one last safari before your departure.
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the resort, pack your belongings and check out of the resort. Depart for your onward journey, taking with you unforgettable memories of your time at Kaziranga. Our air-conditioned vehicles will transport you to the airport or station.

  6. Customization Options Varies Depending on Destination & Resort

    Guests can tailor their experience with additional activities such as:

    Guided Nature Walks: Explore the flora and fauna on foot with an experienced naturalist
    Photography Workshops: Learn wildlife photography techniques from professional photographers
    Bird Watching Tours: Special tours focusing on the rich birdlife of Panna
    Bonfire Dinner: Enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by warm ambience, crackling sounds and starry skies

    Customizations may incur additional fees based on the type, dates and destination. Please inform us of any desired customizations to make your trip memorable.

  7. Customize a Trip Get in Touch!

    For a customized itinerary and bookings, please contact us on +91 81043 78074 or via our WhatsApp bot. We will assist you in creating a personalized adventure that fits your preferences and interests.

    Embark on an extraordinary journey #IntoTheWild and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Kaziranga National Park Rhinos

Largest Population of One-Horned Rhinos:

Kaziranga is home to the world's largest population of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. With over 2,400 individuals, it accounts for more than two-thirds of the global population of this endangered species.

The Into The Wild Touch

At Into The Wild, we believe in providing our guests with only the finest luxury accommodations. To ensure this, our dedicated team personally visits each property, staying there to experience every detail firsthand. This commitment to quality guarantees that the accommodations we recommend meet our stringent standards for comfort, luxury, and service.

Our founder, Akshay Gurnani, alongside a robust network of seasoned professionals, meticulously evaluates each location, from its amenities to the surrounding natural beauty. This hands-on approach reassures our customers that they will enjoy an unparalleled stay, immersing themselves in the tranquility and splendor of nature without sacrificing any comfort.

We take pride in offering a curated selection of properties that promise not only a luxurious retreat but also an unforgettable journey into the wild.

We are also constantly seeking to expand our list of accommodation partners, ensuring that our customers have a diverse array of options to choose from. By continually adding new hotels & resorts, we can offer fresh and unique experiences tailored to the preferences and desires of our guests.

Curated Wildlife Retreats
Kaziranga Borgos ResortAgoratoli Mini Suite

Kaziranga Borgos Resort

Infinity Resorts KazirangaLuxury Room

Infinity Resorts Kaziranga

The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is from November to April. During this period, the weather is pleasant, and the chances of spotting wildlife are high. Here’s a breakdown of the seasons:

Winter (November to February): This is the most favorable time to visit Kaziranga. The temperatures are cool and comfortable, ranging from 8°C to 25°C (46°F to 77°F). The park is fully open, and the dry conditions make it easier to spot animals such as the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, elephants, and various bird species.

Spring (March to April): The weather remains pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). This period is also ideal for wildlife viewing, as animals are still easily spotted in the park’s open areas before the onset of the summer heat.

Summer (May to June): While the park remains open in May, temperatures can rise to around 37°C (99°F), making it less comfortable for visitors. The chances of spotting wildlife are still good, but the heat can be intense.

Monsoon (July to October): Kaziranga National Park is closed during the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall and flooding from the Brahmaputra River. The park undergoes maintenance and rejuvenation during this time, and wildlife viewing is not possible.

Overall, the months from November to April are the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park, providing optimal weather conditions and excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings.

Kaziranga National Park is divided into four main zones, each accessible through specific gates. The zones and their respective gates are:

1. Central Zone:
Kohora Gate: The most popular and frequently visited gate, offering excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings, including the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, and tigers.

2. Western Zone:
Bagori Gate: Known for its rich wildlife diversity and scenic beauty, this zone provides a good chance to spot rhinos, wild buffalo, and a variety of bird species.

3. Eastern Zone:
Agaratoli Gate: This gate provides access to a more tranquil part of the park, known for bird watching and the scenic beauty of its wetlands and grasslands.

4. Burapahar Zone:
Ghorakati Gate: A less crowded zone offering a more serene safari experience, known for its dense forests and varied wildlife, including elephants and leopards.

Each zone in Kaziranga National Park offers unique experiences and wildlife viewing opportunities, making it a diverse and enriching destination for visitors. Booking safaris in advance is recommended to ensure access to your preferred zone and gate.

For Indian citizens, any of the following identity proofs is acceptable:
i. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India
ii. Passport PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department
iii. Driving License issued by RTO
iv. Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government
v. Aadhaar Card

For foreigners, only passport is accepted as ID Proof.

When preparing for a trip to Kaziranga National Park, it’s essential to pack the following items for a comfortable and enjoyable experience:

Summer Months:
– Lightweight, long-sleeved t-shirts/shirts and pants for protection against insects, sunburn and thorny vegetation
– Cap/Floppy Hat with a brim to shield your face from the sun

Winter Months:
– Warm, layered clothing (thermal innerwear, fleece jackets, sweaters) to combat chilly mornings and evenings
– Thermal socks
– Gloves, scarf and beanie to protect against cold winds

– Face buff for protection from dust during all months

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Personal Gear:
– Sunscreen with a high SPF
– Sunglasses with UV protection
– Neutral-coloured clothing (grey, brown, green). Avoid bright colours such as red, orange, blue, white, etc.
– Sports shoes or any comfortable, closed footwear for safaris
– Insect repellent
– Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
– A lightweight, comfortable backpack to carry essentials during safaris
– Binoculars for wildlife viewing
– DSLR Camera, a telephoto lens along with extra batteries
– Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries (incase of night safari)

Additionally for winter months:
– Hand warmers for added comfort during early morning safaris.
– Lip balm and moisturiser to prevent dryness due to cold weather

Documents and Essentials:
– Valid identification such as PAN, Aadhar or  Driver’s licence
– Cash (Rs. 100/200/500 denominations) for souvenirs, tips, and contingencies

Snacks and Water:
– The hotel will provide water bottles in insulated boxes. Consider carrying effervescent tablets such as Fast&Up for additional hydration.
– Energy bars, nuts, dried fruits or other non-perishable snacks for quick energy during safaris

Personal Hygiene Items:
– Hand sanitizer or wet wipes for cleaning hands
– Tissues or toilet paper
– Biodegradable soap

Optional Items:
– Portable charger or power bank for recharging electronics
– Travel pillow for comfort during long drives
– Travel umbrella for sun or rain protection
– Portable or collapsible water bottle

As of the latest available data, the tiger population in Kaziranga Tiger Reserve is estimated to be around 121 individuals. Kaziranga is renowned for its successful tiger conservation efforts, contributing to its status as one of India’s prominent tiger habitats. The reserve’s dense forests, grasslands, and wetlands provide an ideal environment for these majestic predators.

The golden tiger of Kaziranga National Park, also known as the “golden tabby” tiger, is a rare color variant of the Bengal tiger. This unique tiger, named “Kazi,” has a distinctive coat with a pale golden hue and lighter-than-usual black stripes. Kazi is the only documented golden tiger in the wild, making her an extraordinary sight and a symbol of Kaziranga’s rich biodiversity.

Kaziranga National Park is world-renowned for its rich biodiversity and is especially famous for the following animals:

Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros: Kaziranga is home to the largest population of the greater one-horned rhinoceros (Indian rhinoceros) in the world, making it the park’s most iconic species.
Bengal Tigers: The park has a significant population of Bengal tigers and is one of the key tiger reserves in India.
Asian Elephants: Large herds of Asian elephants can be frequently spotted in Kaziranga.
Wild Water Buffalo: Kaziranga holds a substantial population of wild water buffalo, one of the largest remaining in the wild.
Swamp Deer (Barasingha): The park is also known for its population of eastern swamp deer.

In addition to these key species, Kaziranga hosts a diverse array of wildlife, including leopards, hog deer, sloth bears, and numerous bird species, making it a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

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