Last Updated: September 12, 2019 Shashank Yadav
Situated in Assam and covering an area of around 430 sq. km 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. 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.
Things You Can Enjoy in the National Park:
1. Unlock your Adventurous Side and Enjoy 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 Ghorakhati.
2. Relish the Sight of Unique Birds
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 birdwatching activity here. Eastern range of this park is the most favourable 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.
3. Spend a Night with the Wild
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.
Things to Do around Kaziranga National Park:
1. Escape to the Enchanting Island, Majuli
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. 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 Vishnavite 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 Satara house 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 visit the places surrounding Tengapania, such as Machkhoa, Disangmukh, and Dhakuakhana.
2. Admire the Lovely Architecture in Sibsagar
Sibsagar which 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 Sibasagar 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.
3. Soothe Yourself with a Tour of the Tea Estate
Assam is famous for its tea plantation. But just knowing this will not justify the feel 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 centre of the activities which expand the horizon of tea research in the northeast India.
4. Soak in the Clean Water of 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.
5. Resolve the Mystery of Jatinga
About 277 km from the Kaziranga is a well-known place named as 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.
6. Experience the Unmatched Beauty of Haflong
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.
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. 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.
The thrill and enjoyment are waiting for you, so don’t hold back and plan a trip to Kaziranga National Park to enjoy to the fullest. Also, if you want to know more about things as to how can you make your tour to Kaziranga National Park more interesting and enjoyable, call us at +91-9212777223 or drop us an email at email@example.com for more information. We at Tour My India offer authentic travel guide and the best travel packages ensuring a holiday that can never be forgotten.
Published: 28 Nov, 2017