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kaziranga national park

A Few Must Know Facts
Ritco Tours» Area : Kaziranga National Park, with its swamps, tall thickets of elephants grass and evergreen forests, covers an area of approximately 430-sq-kms, making it the ideal habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino.

» Climate : The climate of Kaziranga park is tropical. In summers the maximum temperature shoots up to 35 degree centigrade and drops down to a minimum of 18 degree centigrade. In winters maximum temperature is 24 degree centigrade and minimum is 7 degree centigrade. Annual rainfall recorded in Kaziranga is 2300 mm.

» When to visit : The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is from mid-November to early April.

» Nearest Access : Bokakhat is the nearest town from Kaziranga National Park, around 23 km away.

A Rendezvous With Kaziranga
Home to one horned Rhinos, Kaziranga National Park is situated in the northeastern state of Assam in India. The Kaziranga National Park is one of the World Heritage Site, and houses world's largest population of one-horned Rhinoceroses, apart from other mammals, including Tigers, Elephants, Panthers and Bears, and thousands of birds. Declared a sanctuary in 1940, Kaziranga was is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. The park is situated on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, which is an ideal haunt for those who love - River rafting, Fishing & Angling, etc.

Sightseeing in Kaziranga
» The Flora : Tall thickets of elephant grass and patches of evergreen forest are very common here. Water lilies, water hyacinth and lotus are some delightful sights between the thick patches of evergreen forests.

Ritco Tours» The Fauna : Apart from the one horned rhinos, the local population of Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc. You will also come across animal like barking deer, Sambar, golden Langurs, Slow Loris, pygmy hog, capped langur and bears will keep you busy through your park trip.

» The Avifauna : Kaziranga National Park is also home to a large number of bird species. In the park you will meet - Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, etc. Migratory birds descend in the park's lakes and swampy areas during winters. Besides, you will also find Rock Pythons and many more varieties of snakes, Monitor Lizards and Turtles there.

The Park Trip
Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari are the two ways to explore the Kaziranga National park. Boat cruises on the Brahmaputra, along the park, are also popular.

Excursions from Kaziranga
Tourists can also visit the nearby areas of the Kaziranga, like the Kakochang waterfalls, about 13 km from Bokakhat in the Jorhat district of Assam. The ruins of the ancient Numaligarh (in the Golaghat district of Assam), the lush coffee and rubber plantations of the nearby Karbi Anglong are also interesting enough to visit. The tea gardens of Hathkhuli, Methoni, Difalu, Behora Borchapori (all in Assam) are also finest places here to visit.

Getting There
» By Air : The nearest airport is situated at Guwahati, around 217-km away from the park. The other airport is located at Jorhat, 97-km from Kaziranga.

» By Rail : The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75-km away from Kaziranga National Park.

» By Road : You can Take a bus or taxi from Guwahati or Jorhat to the sanctuary. The main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is at Kohora on the NH-37. ASTC and private buses stop here on their way to and from Guwahati, Tezpur and Upper Assam. Some private buses also retain a seat quota for Kaziranga passengers.

» Private Vehicles : We operate well maintained luxury and budget category cars and coaches throughout India. Contact us before starting your trip to India to make your travel to India more and more satisfying.

Anchoring In Kaziranga
Ritco ToursKaziranga National Park, the land of Indian One-Horned Rhinos, is an ultimate wildlife destination to be. It is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in India. With rich flora and fauna, it charms innumerable tourists. One should try not to litter things here and there in the park inorder to keep it neat and clean. You should also not disturb the animals in the park.

Visiting Kaziranga independently can be expensive due to the two-tier price system, with different entry costs for Indian nationals and foreigners. There are separate charges for elephant safari and jeep rides from the lodges to the park entrance, as well as a system of variable camera fees. To reach Kaziranga National Park, you will have to take a taxi or a bus from the Guwahati or Jorhat airport or from the Furkating railhead. To make your trip to the park hassle free you can always book with us. We have a fleet of cars and coaches that offer personalized services, in order to make your trip outstandingly enjoyable.

You will find numerous hotels & lodges near the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary. The accommodation of all the categories are found here. The accommodations here ranges from luxury to budget category. Select the accommodation, which best suites you.

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