WILDLIFE TOUR: Situated in Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, with its wetlands and tall thickets Kaziranga National Park supports the world's largest population of one horned rhinoceroses as well as many other mammals including the Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, leopard, species of deer, langur, buffalo and thousands of birds.
Kolkata - Kaziranga (via Guwahati). Early this morning you will be met and transferred from your Kolkata hotel to the airport in time for your included flight to Guwahati. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to Kaziranga National Park. The remainder of today is at your leisure.
Overnight: Kaziranga National Park | Lunch, Dinner
Early this morning we take our position with camera's ready in shared jeeps or canters for our morning and afternoon game drives with in the park (game drives are included on days 2 and 3).
Kaziranga National Park lies to the south of the mighty Brahmaputra river and being on the floodplains is inundated heavily by the monsoon rains. The predominant vegetation is a mixture of tall grasslands and riverine forests. 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. Kaziranga is famous for its Indian Rhinoceros population which is estimated at over 1000 and is by far the best place to see them in India (this species in unique to the subcontinent, with the second largest population of over 400 found in Chitwan, Nepal).
Other large mammals include the Water Buffalo, Swamp Deer and Gangetic Dolphin. There are several watch towers located throughout the park that assist with viewing. The nearby Panbari Reserve Forest is the best place to see the Hoolock Gibbon - primates with similar features to monkeys.
Kaziranga is rich in birdlife. There is a colony of spot-billed pelicans and the rare bengal floricans inhabit the grasslands. This area is also known for the famous Assam tea and during the winter and spring it is worthwhile visiting the nearby tea plantations to see tea leaves being picked and processed.
Overnight: Kaziranga National Park | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Kaziranga - Kolkata (via Guwahati). Drive to Guwahati airport for our included flight back to Kolkata and onward transfer to your Kolkata hotel. We can arrange your Kolkata accommodation and any sight-seeing you would like to include during your stay in Kolkata, for ideas on what you can see, take a look at our Kolkata - 3 day tour. Please contact us for further details.
If you'd like to treat yourself or your budget needs to stretch a little further, we offer a variety of hotels and lodges for you to choose from, please contact us for details.
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Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and this amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Wild Grass Lodge, Kaziranga National Park
Wild Grass is a rustic lodge, situated by a stream in the paddy fields and forest near the Kaziranga National Park. In addition to the comfortable and spacious rooms available, the lodge also features a tented camp with three charming tents pegged to the grounds. Meals are provided at the lodge three times a day, including packed lunches on request for those who wish to take their food on the safari with them. The lodge is a 5.5 hour drive from Guwahati.