A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park lies to the south of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam.
The setting up of Kaziranga as a protected area dates back to 1905, when Mary Victoria Leiter, the wife of the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, visited the Kaziranga area. After failing to spot a rhinoceros for which the area was renowned, she persuaded her husband to take urgent measures to protect the dwindling species. The following year, the Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was created with an area of 232 km. Over the next three years, the park area was extended and by 1916, it was converted to a game sanctuary and remained so until 1938, when hunting was abolished and visitors were permitted to enter the park. It’s famously home to the great Indian one-horned rhino, numbering around 1500, and the largest concentration on the subcontinent.
Occupying a vast valley floor against a backdrop of the Karbi Anglong Hills, Kazinranga is heavily inundated by monsoonal rains from June to September. There are many marshes, interconnecting streams and ox-bow lakes, known locally as ‘bheels’ or ‘bils’. To the south of the park lie the Mikir Hills, which rise to over 1,000 metres elevation.
The park also supports populations of elephant, deer, gaur, wild buffalo, a very elusive population of tiger and extensive birdlife.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Kaziranga NP, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India
Tailormade Holidays to Kaziranga NP
On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Kaziranga NP.
Aranya is a rustic lodge just 3 kilometres from the park entrance at Mihimukh.
Wildgrass is a rustic lodge, situated by a stream in the paddy fields and forest.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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