About Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is known all over the world as the home of one-horned rhinoceros - a world heritage site. But Kaziranga is not all about rhinos, it has many other animals, ducks and birds, which visitor can witness as easily as possible either from Jeep or an elephant back. Situated on the Brahmaputra River, the Kaziranga National Park (altitude ranges between 40m and 80 m. To the South of the Park, the Karbi Hills rise to about 1,220m) covers an area of about 430 sq. km. Its swamps and grasslands with tall thickets of elephant grass and patches of evergreen forest support the largest number of rhino in the subcontinent. KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985.
November - April is best for animal sightings. Trained elephants are available as mounts for seeing the rhinos at close range. Elephant rides which last around one hour, should be booked the previous evening at the park administrative Centre in Kohora. Elephant rides between 0500 - 0600, 0630 - 0730 and 1530 -1630. Jeep drives are also available. The rides at dawn are best to see the animals. There are three road routes inside the park open from 0800 - 1100 and 1400 - 1630 (1) Kazi ranga or central range - Kohora, Daglang, Foliomari, (2) Western range (Best to see rhinos and buffaloes) - Baguri, Monabeel, Bimoli, Kanchanjuri. (3) Eastern range(30km from Kohora best to see birds) - Agortoli, Sohola, Rangamatia. The observation towers are situated at Sohola, Mihimukh, Kathpara, Foliamari and Harmoti. Other attractions here are the coffee and rubber plantations of the nearby Karbi Anglong and the tea gardens of Hatikhuli, Methoni, Difalu, Behora, and Borchapori.
National Highway 37 passes along Kaziranga national park which connects three cities of Assam- GUWAHATI, JORHAT and DIBRUGARH. These places are also well connected with other major cities of India. IORA can arrange to pick up guests from the following places on request.
GUWAHATI : Kaziranga national park is 240 kms. (Approx 4.5 hrs. drive) east of GUWAHATI, the largest city in northeast India. Guwahati is well connected to the rest of the country by air, rail and road network. Guwahati airport is about 5 hrs. drive from Kaziranga.