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When is the Best Time to Visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam?

The legacy of India lies not only in its imposing monuments but also in its natural beauty. Kaziranga National Park is one such place in the country that has preserved natural marvels and exquisiteness of the region!

Kaziranga National Park is situated partly in Nagaon district and partly in Golaghat district of the Assam state. It covers an area of 430 sq kms along the Karbi Anglong hills on the South and Brahmaputra on its North. One can see the wild elephants and rhinos straying near the NH-37. UNESCO has listed Kaziranga among the world heritage sites. The park is famous globally for the great one-horned rhinos. The vista of the park comprises of the tall elephant grass, sheer woods, rugged reeds, shallow pools and marshes. It was declared as a national park in the year 1974. It also boasts of many mammals including elephants, tigers, bears and panthers, and thousands of birds.

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Best Time to Visit Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga Rhino

The climate in Kaziranga is typically tropical. It is very hot and humid in summers (April – June), and warm days and cold nights in winters (November – January). Every year, the water of the Brahmaputra River floods the park during the monsoon. The rainy season continues from June to August. Kaziranga becomes inaccessible during this season. November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park.

Summer Season in Kaziranga – March to May

Summer Season in Kaziranga is not very pleasant for nature sightseeing because of the hot and humid weather. The temperature goes up to 37 degree Celsius in Summer season here. The dry and windy climate of Kaziranga National Park makes the atmosphere hot and humid. But if you are a wildlife enthusiast, it is the best time to visit here. Wild animals come near water bodies to quench their thirsts. As this is not the peak season to travel you will also get good deals and discounts on hotel bookings. Budget travel in Kaziranga is possible when you come here during summer season.

Monsoon Season in Kaziranga – June to August

Monsoon season is not an ideal time to visit Kaziranga National Park. The water of the river Brahmaputra floods the park making it inaccessible for the tourists to enjoy the tourism of Kaziranga. Visiting Kaziranga National Park for wildlife tour is absolutely not a good idea during this time as it receives around 2,200 (87) inch rainfall in the months of June to September making it unsafe to enjoy wildlife holidays at Kaziranga National Park.

Winter Season in Kaziranga -November to February

Winter Season is the best time to enjoy a wonderful wildlife safari in Kaziranga national Park. The mild and pleasant weather is very pleasant for all the tourists, nature lovers and adventure seekers. The temperature goes up to 5 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius. Thousands of migratory birds flock here from cold places in search for warmer climate makes the tourism of Kaziranga more delightful. The climate of Kaziranga in mid-December may be a bit harsh due to cold but otherwise it’s the best time to come. The park also looks more greener as the heavy rainfall of monsoon refreshes the ambiance to make it more soul soothing for the visitors.

Safari Timings in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga Rhino Safari

The safari in Kaziranga can be done on the Jeep. The safari timings are as follows:

  • Morning Jeep Safari: 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Afternoon Jeep Safari: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

How to Reach?

  • By Air: Jorhat (96 kms) is the nearest airport.
  • By Rail: Furketing (75 kms) is the nearest station.
  • By Bus: It is advisable to come to Jorhat or Guwahati (240 km) and then take (a cab or a bus to reach the park.

Where to Stay?

Best Places to Stay in Kaziranga

There is a wide assortment of options for accommodation in Kaziranga ranging from the rest houses to luxury resorts, dormitories and tourist lodges. Most of them are maintained by the Forest Department or ITDC and some are privately owned as well. There is a need of prior booking in the state-run forest resorts. Some of the main private resorts are Grassland Resort (an eco-resort), Wild Grass Lodge, The Infinity Resort, Jupuri Ghar, Diphlu River Lodge. Other such good options are Landmark Woods, Dhanashree Lodge, Iora Resort and Bonhabi resort.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

There are many interesting places to visit near Kaziranga. Apart from enjoying a crazy and thrilling wildlife vacation in Kaziranga, tourists can also visit these places to have some more fun.

  • Behora- Behora (43 kms) is renowned for its tea plantation and is a treat for the tired minds and sore eyes. This amazing lush green tea estate is surrounded with mesmerizing hills, jungles and rivers making it one of the most beautiful nature paradises to visit around Kaziranga National Park.
  • Bokakhat- Bokakhat (23 Kms) is famous as a base for various tourist attractions around the area. Situated in the middle of Assam, you must visit here to enjoy some of the most beautiful tourist attractions such as Deoparvat Tea Gardens of Hatikhuli, Methoni, Diffloo Behora & Borsapori and also the coffee and rubber plantations.
  • Deopahar Ruins – Deopahar is very popular for its century’s old ruins. It houses some of the most ancient ruins and monuments belonging to King Jarasandha of ancient Assam.
  • Kakochang Falls- Kakochang falls (46 kms) is a picturesque picnic spot and a perfect place to soak and relax in a tranquil atmosphere. It is a best place to enjoy some fun filled moments with your friends and family.

Visiting Kaziranga National Park is an awesome experience not only because it offers you a wonderful and thrilling Jungle Safari tour but also the places in and around offers so much to the tourists in terms of historical knowledge, cultural experience, food and delightful picnics. Indeed, it is one of the best places to visit in Assam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does Kaziranga National Park Opens & Closes for tourism?

You can enjoy the tourism of Kaziranga National Park from the month of November to April. It remains closed in the season of Monsoon (June to August).

What are the jungle safari timings at Kaziranga Park?

  • Morning Jeep Safari: 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Afternoon Jeep Safari: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Published: 22 Apr, 2022

About the author

Anil Rana

As a tour manager at, Anil Rana has helped his clients in exploring the Indian wildlife and cultural heritage. His love for travel has imparted him immense knowledge of Indian wildlife, cultural heritage, leisure destinations. To help travellers all across the world, he loves to pen down his experiences and wisdom about cultural, wildlife and leisure travel in India.