Special features, location and hotels and lodges near Kaziranga National Park, Assam


This article is going to share details about Kaziranga National Park, Geographical location and area of Kaziranga National Park, Species of animals and birds present in Kaziranga National Park, Best suitable time to visit Kaziranga National Park, How to reach Kaziranga National Park, Where to stay near Kaziranga National Park and Important contact information for visit to Kaziranga National Park.

Kaziranga National Park is one of the famous national parks of North East India. It is not only a paradise of various species of birds rather it is also a conservative habitat of One Horned Rhinoceros and other animals.

Geographical location and area of Kaziranga National Park


Kaziranga National Park is located at Latitude: 26030 N to 26045 N, Longitude: 93008 E to 93036 E. It is situated in North East India in two districts of Assam state namely Golaghat and Nagaon.

Kaziranga National Park is spread over an area of 429.93 sq. km.

Species of animals and birds present in Kaziranga National Park


Animals
• One Horned Rhinoceros (more than 70% present in world).
• Indian wild buffalo
• Tiger
• Eastern Swamo deer
• Seven species of tortoises and turtles
• Leopard
• Large Indian Civet
• Fishing cat and other lesser cats
• Leopard cats
• Jungle cats
• Jackal
• Pythons
• Monitor lizards
• Hog deer
• Barking deer
• Sambar
• Gaur
• Capped langur
• Hog Badger
• Hoolock Gibbon
• Assamese Macaque
• Rhesus AMcaque
• Gangetic
• Dolphin
• Sloth bear
• Elephant and many more mammals including aquatic animals.

Birds
• Hornbills
• Baza
• Bengal Florican
• Osprey
• Pelicans and many more species of birds

Best suitable time to visit Kaziranga National Park


Months from November to April are best to visit Kaziranga National Park due to pleasant weather of the area. Avoid visiting in monsoon months as the river Brahmaputra bursts its banks resulting into the flood in low areas.

How to reach Kaziranga National Park?


By air: Rowraiah (Jorhat) is the nearest airport to Kaziranga National Park which is just 97 kms. away from it. Another airport is LGBI Airport at Guwahati which is 239 kms. away.
By rail: Furkating is the nearest railway station to Kaziranga National Park which is just 75 kms. away from Kaziranga National Park.
By road: Kaziranga National Park is 89 kms. away from Jorhat, 96 kms. away from Nagaon, 219 kms. from Guwahati, 73 kms. from Golaghat and 21 kms from Bokakhat. Many buses and taxis run from these major cities of Assam to Kaziranga National Park.

Where to stay?


Many resorts and cottages are present near Kaziranga National Park. You can choose any of them according to your budget and liking. Here are some main resorts, cottages and lodges.
Tourist Lodges & Resorts:
• Under Assam Tourism Department at Kohora - Bonani Lodge, Bonshree Lodge and Kunjaban Lodge, Tel..-03776-262423
• Under Assam Tourism Development Corporation - Aranya Lodge and Prasanti Cottages, Tel.- 03776-262429.
Private Lodges:
• Wildgrass Resort near Kohora, Tel.-03776-262085
• G.L. Resort, Burapahar, Tel.-03672-299823 Green Reed, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262417
• Dolphin Lodge, Bokakhat, Tel.-94350-95991
• Kaziranga Lodge, Bokakhat, Tel.-03776-268321 Ashraya, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262163
• Wildlife Society, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262494
• Dhansiri Lodge, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262501
• Ma Kamala Resort, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262437
• Holiday Home, Kohora, Bon Habi, Kohora, Tel.- 03776-262675

Important contact information for visit to Kaziranga National Park


For Information
The Director, Kaziranga National Park,
P.O .Bokakhat ,
Dist .Golaghat,
Tel.-03776-268095(O), 268086(R ) Fax-268095
E-mail: unicornis @ sancharnet.in

Divisional Forest Officer,
Eastern Assam Wildlife Division,
P.O. Bokakhat,
Dist. Golaghat,
Tel.-03776-268007 (O) 268041 (R)

ACF & WLRO,
Eastern Assam Wildlife Division,
PO.Bokakhat,
Dist. Golaghat,
Tel.-03776-268007 (O).
Website-www.kaziranga100.com

For Assistance
The Range Officer,
Kaziranga Range,
Kohora,
Tel.-03776-262428

The Range Officer,
Burapahar Range,
Ghorakati,
Tel.-03672-279012.
The Range Officer,
Western Range,
Baguri,
Tel.- 03672-283463

The Range Officer,
Eastern Range,
Agoratoli,
Tel.-03776-268032


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