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Kaziranga National Park

The World Heritage Site & Tiger Reserve

 

History

Kaziranga National Park, the home to world famous one horned Rhinocerous, is spread over 859.40 square kilometers in the flood plains of the mighty Brahmaputra. The habitat of this world heritage site is a magnificent mixture of deciduos jungle with cane groves, tall elephant grass, numerous marshes and shallow beels with swath of lush green carpets of short green grass around them. The Diphaloo and Bhengari are the main contributing rivers of these beels though vast expanded tracts is interspersed with numerous tiny streams. Kaziranga was inscribed as the World Heritage Site on 6th December,1985 by UNESCO. So far as the history of Kaziranga is concerned Lady Curzon first herad about Rhino of Kaziranga from her British Tea Planter friends and came to Assam in 1904. Although she could not see the animal but spotted hoof prints with three toes which concerned Lady Curzon that such an animal exist. On her return she persuaded Lord Curzon set the wheels of British ruling Bureaucacy rolling and on 1st June, 1905 - a preliminary notification announcing the intention of the government to declare 7,273,60 acres of Kaziranga as a reserved forest was issued. Finally Kaziranga was declared as Reseved Forest on 3rd January,1908 was closed for shooting. On 28th January,1913 the area of reserved forest was expanded with the inclusion of another 13,509 acres. Kaziranga was declared as a “Game Sanctuary” on 10th November, 1916. In 1938 the then conservator of forest A.J.W Milroy stopped all poaching and opened Kaziranga to all visitors. In 1950, the then Senior Consevatorchanged the word ‘Game’ to ‘wildlife’ and Kaziranga became a wildlife Sanctuary. Finally on 11th February, 1974, it became ‘Kaziranga National Park’.

The Wildlife Population

39 species of animals... One Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic wild Buffalo, elephant, wild bison, swamp deer, hog deer, sloth beer, tiger, leopard, cat, jungle cat, hog badger, capped langur, hoolock gibbon and 400 species of birds including pelicans, ducks, geese, hornbills, ibis, cormorants, egrets, herons, black necked strok, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, kites, floricans, lesser adjutant etc and many other species of reptiles, amphibians, nearly 500 species of plants, innumerable varieties of and fishes are found inside the park.

Other Attractions

You can stroll through the lush green coffee and rubber plantation of nearby Karbi Anglong. You can also visit Karbi villages and meet the colorful Karbi people and observe their life style or just roam around the enchanting tea estates and watch how you get your daily cup of tea. Film shows can be arranged at Sneha Bhawan on request.

How to reach?

  • 239 kms. from Guwahati Airport.
  • 97 kms. from Jorhat Airport.
  • The nearest Railhead is Furkating- 75 kms.
  • Bus Stoppage- KOHORA (Kaziranga) and two minutes of walking distance to Sneha Bhawan.

Elephant Safari Details

Range

Timings

Seat Price

Service Tax

Total

Central Range,
Kohora

05:15 AM to 06:15 AM, 6.15 AM to 7.15 AM
and 7.15 AM TO 8.15 AM

Rs 900.00

Rs 50.00

Rs 950.00

Western Range,
Baguri

05:15 AM to 06:15 AM and 6.15 AM to 7.15 AM

Rs 900.00

Rs 50.00

Rs 950.00

* NOTE THAT the timing of your desired safari will be decide by the Forest Department's Govt. Officials.
**The above elephant safari rates are according to the new rates by the Govt. of Assam Notification.


Jeep Safari Details


Range

Timings

Vehicle
Charges

Road
Toll

Welfare Society
Fees

Entry
Fees Per Person

Forenoon

Afternoon

Central Range,
Kohora

7.30 AM to 10 AM

01:30 PM to 03.00 PM

Rs 1750

Rs 300

Rs 100

Indian - Rs 100
Others - Rs 650

Western Range,
Baguri

7.30 AM to 10 AM

01:30 PM to 03.00 PM

Rs 1850

Rs 300

Rs 100

Indian - Rs 100
Others - Rs 650

Burhapahar Range,
Ghorakati

7.30 AM to 10 AM

01:30 PM to 03.00 PM

Rs 2750

Rs 300

Rs 100

Indian - Rs 100
Others - Rs 650

Eastern Range,
Agoratoli

7.30 AM to 10 AM

01:30 PM to 03.00 PM

Rs 2250

Rs 300

Rs 100

Indian - Rs 100
Others - Rs 650

    * Please NOTE THAT maximum 6 peoples are allowed per jeep on each Ranges mentioned above.
    **The above jeep safari rates are according to the new rates by the Govt. of Assam Notification.


    * Conditions apply.