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Top Activities to Enjoy in and around Kaziranga National Park

A day in Kaziranga is always thrilling and adventurous….

Kaziranga National Park is known for its One-horned rhinoceroses. Not just this, it’s a vibrant and beautiful Tiger Reserve that holds some special and significant position in the wildlife map of India. Dubbed the ‘Serengeti of the East,’ this reserve is blessed with a healthy and diverse range of geographical features, and the reserve makes it an excellent place to spot rare species including the great one-horned rhinoceroses and tigers.

Situated in Assam and covering an area of around 430 sq. km, this park serves as a perfect place for vacations for family and friends for whom the park offers a plethora of attractions and activities to enjoy.

This blog here picks some of the top things to do in Kaziranga National Park so that you do not miss out on the best the park and its surroundings have to offer.

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Popular Things You Can Enjoy in the National Park

Kaziranga National Park Rhino

  • Jungle Jeep Safari
  • Bird Watching
  • Elephant Safari
  • Explore Orchid National Park

Show Your Adventurous Side by Indulging in a Jeep Safari

Kaziranga Jeep Safari

With 3 entry-exit points falling in three different districts of Assam, Kaziranga National Park has 4 zones where one can enjoy the sight of the one-horned rhinos along with other exotic animals and mesmerizing landscape in a jeep safari. There are 4 zones where tourists enjoy the ride, namely, Mihimukh in Central Range at Kohora, Bagori in Western Range at Bagori, Agaratoli in Eastern Range at Agaratoli, Ghorakati in Burapahar Range at Ghorakati.

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Soothe Your Eyes with the Views of Unique Birds

Kaziranga Bird Watching

On one side, Kaziranga shares its boundary with the Brahmaputra River which makes it an active place to sight different species of birds that inhabit the park, and thus, one has the chance to relish bird watching activity here. Eastern range of this park is the most favorable place to sight the birds because of the number of water lagoons in this region. Pelican, Whistling Teal, Greater adjutant stork are some of the unique birds your eyes and camera can catch in Kaziranga National Park.

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Spend a Night in the Wilderness

Resort in Kaziranga

Whenever people wish to go to a national park for their holidays, they always have that urge to stay at a place that is close to the wildlife reserve for that authentic feeling of being in the forest. It becomes so quiet and calm as the sunsets with just the night birds chirping and grasshoppers stridulating. In Kaziranga National Park you can make your stay comfortable in any of the resorts that are located a short distance away from the park. One can find many luxurious hotels and resorts to stay around the park which are about 30 – 40 minutes driving from the entry gate outside the park.

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Enjoy the Wildlife Holidays in Elephant Safari

Kaziranga Elephant

Apart from the adventurous Jeep Safari, you can also enjoy your wildlife holidays in Elephant Safari.  Equally adventurous and thrilling, Elephant Safari offers you beautiful views of the jungle and wildlife from close proximity. If you want to enjoy Elephant Safari then, Agoratoli or Eastern Range, Burapahar or Ghoraketi Range, Bagori or Western Range, Kohora or Central Range and Panbari Reserve Forest to indulge in an adventurous ride in the morning.

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You Must Not Miss Kaziranga Orchid National Park

Orchid National Park Kaziranga

Located near the central range is a beautiful Orchid Park which you must visit if you want to see the beauty of nature. There are around 500 species of Orchid in the park, the spectacular vistas of which will blow your heart away. It also houses 132 species of leafy vegetables and sour fruits, 12 species of cane, 46 species of Bamboo and various species of local fishes. This Park is one of its kind. Don’t forget to enjoy the evening by watching authentic cultural programs organized for the visitors. It showcases the great heritage and culture of Assam.

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Top Things to Do & Places to Visit around Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park Gate

  • Majuli
  • Sibsagar
  • Tea Estates
  • Kakochang Waterfall
  • Jatinga
  • Haflong
  • Dolphins Safari

Escape to the Enchanting Island, Majuli

Majuli Island

Majuli is known as the world’s largest river island. It was the first island district in the country. Situated about 154 km from the park, Majuli is one of a kind. It is well known for its temples and cultural visiting spots.

Highlights

  • Few of the places where you can find yourself lost are Garmur, which is a perfect place for devotees. It is located 114 km from the Kaziranga National Park. Garmur is known for being a holy seat, this Vaishnavite spot preserves some ancient artifacts and articles along with the rich art forms.
  • Kamalabari Satra is another heritage spot in the Majuli region. It is located 144 km from the national park and this spot is famous for the religious showcase it has. The Satra houses significant articles that are related to culture, literature, art and some classical studies.
  • Tengapania, which is about 180 km from Kaziranga, is spectacular and a very popular picnic spot. The location of it on the bank of Brahmaputra River adds on to its beauty. Tourists also visit the places surrounding Tengapania, such as Machkhoa, Disangmukh, and Dhakuakhana.

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Admire the Lovely Architecture in Sibsagar

Sibsagar

Sibsagar which is also known as Rangpura is a small town 360 km northeast of Guwahati and just about 170 km from the park is a place known for its monuments. Talatal Ghar is one of the most popular attractions of Sibasagar. It is located about 176 km from Kaziranga National Park. Inclusive of the underground level, it is a 3-story building. People come here to experience the lovely architecture and design of this place.

Then, Joysagar Tank and Temples, which is located in the Rangapur region and was completed in just 45 days. The huge tank and temple cover a 320 acres area, temples are situated on the banks of the river namely, Jeydol, Shiv temple, Devi Ghar also gets some popularity due to this.

Ahom Museum is another well-equipped museum for those who are keenly interested in knowing the history of the royal family here. Located 170 km from the Kaziranga, Ahom Museum is situated on the banks of Sibsagar Lake. It displays artifacts of the royal armory, royal clothes, their manuscripts and other belongings. These things serve very well as a source of information about the royal families.

Another ancient temple which is situated on the Sibsagar banks is popular for its height is Shivadol. Located at a height of 32 m and at a distance of 171 km from the park, it is the tallest Shiva temple in India which is fancied by the International Tourists more than Indians.

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Rejuvenate Your Spirit in the Soul Pleasing Tea Estates

Tea Estate Assam

Assam is famous for its tea plantation. But just knowing this will not justify the feeling when you are witnessing one such place. Jorhat has this popular Tocklai Tea Research Institute which is located near the Tocklai River about 116 km from the Kaziranga National Park. This place gives you an opportunity to know about the research that takes place for upgrading the tea quality. Moreover, it is the center of the activities which expand the horizon of tea research in northeast India.

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Soak in the Clean Water of Kakochang Waterfall

Kakochang Waterfall

Kakochang Waterfalls is not an attraction you can miss out on. If you are here in Kaziranga, then Kakochang is a beautiful place you should visit and give yourself some natural therapy with the calm and clean environment here. This waterfall is just 14 km from the national park and is known for its scenic beauty. It is a very soothing, loveable sight and many times serves as the stoppage for trek lovers. It is one of the top attractions to visit nearby the park and trust me this place will not let you down.

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Solve the Mystery of Jatinga

Jatinga Assam

About 277 km from Kaziranga is a well-known place named Jatinga. People come here to experience the well-said myth of birds committing suicide. Although this is not true, instead, the birds crash into the bamboo trees which are high enough to obstruct their flight. During the night the birds are unable to see them and collide with these plants hurting themselves bad enough to kill them. If you want to see this for real, then you should give this place a visit. Who knows the myth may be true?

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Experience the Unmatched Beauty of Haflong

Haflong Lake Assam

Being the only hill station in the state of Assam, Haflong gets a lot of tourists throughout the year. If you are visiting Kaziranga, you can come here to experience the joy of staying in the lone hill station. Haflong is 283 km from Kaziranga National Park. Apart from this, it has an oasis of calm water which adds on to its beauty and is named as the Haflong Lake.

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A boat Safari to watch Endangered Gangetic Dolphins

Dolphins Boat Safari in Brahmaputra River

A boat Safari Tour in Brahmaputra River would be one of the best experiences of Assam Tourism. Here you will behold rare endangered species of Gangetic Dolphins. They are protected by the government for the revival and preservation of their population. Blue tranquil waters and the pleasant sunset is another delightful view to get blissful vibes. You must indulge in a boat safari here once in a lifetime.

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Covid-19 Travel Guidelines

You need to follow all the covid-19 Travel guidelines to enjoy wildlife Tourism in Kaziranga National Park. Following are the essential rules that must be followed-

  • You should have a fully vaccinated covid -19 certificate to show and if the situation demands you also need to show a negative RT-PCR covid-19 report.
  • Maintain proper social distance and you should wear a mask and carry a sanitizer.
  • You have to book hotels and Safari online in advance. Overcrowding at the permit centers and reception is strictly prohibited.

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These are a few things that you can do while you visit the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. When you are out there experiencing all that’s written here, it will indeed feel like an experience of the lifetime. Don’t forget to tell us your experience and stories in the comment section. We will definitely like to hear from you. You should visit all the places listed above to make your trip a momentous one and inclusive of a lot of adventurous activities apart from what the park offers.

You don’t need to hold back your enthusiasm. Just plan a trip to Kaziranga National Park to enjoy it to the fullest. Also, if you want to know more about things as to how you can make your tour to Kaziranga National Park more interesting and enjoyable, call us at +91-9212777223 or drop us an email at info@tourmyindia.com for more information. We at Tour My India offer authentic travel guides and the best travel packages ensuring a holiday that can never be forgotten.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Why is Kaziranga National Park so popular?

Kaziranga National Park is one of the most popular National Parks in Assam. It is famous for One-horned Rhinos which are a very rare endangered species. 90% of its population is housed in this park. Apart from One horned Rhino the park is blessed with numerous other wild creatures like Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard and many other animals.

Q.What are the Safari Timings for Kaziranga National Park?

  • Morning Jeep Safari: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and
  • Afternoon Jeep Safari: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.
  • Elephant Safari - Morning: 5:30 am to 6:30 am and 6:30 am to 7:30 am

Q.What are the major tourist attractions to enjoy in and around Kaziranga National Park?

Major tourist attractions to enjoy in and around Kaziranga National Park are -

  • Majuli
  • Deopahar
  • Addabarie Tea Estate
  • Kakochang Fall
  • Brahmaputra River
  • Orang National Park
  • Jatinga
  • Haflong
  • Kaziranga Orchid Park

Q.Is it safe to travel to Kaziranga National Park?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Kaziranga National Park. You need to follow all the Covid -19 travel guidelines.

Published: 06 Oct, 2021

About the author

Shashank Yadav

A bachelor's in technology passed out student, who decided to follow his heart, has looked forward to see his future as a traveller and a blog writer. This was his passion that ignited the spark of travelling to different places and share his experience with others.