A land that will enchant you with its overwhelming biodiversity, Kaziranga is a national park in Assam well known all over the world for being home to the endangered species- the one-horned rhino. That being known, Kaziranga has always been a popular tourist attraction among the foreign travelers and now it is also emerging as a much sought-after travel destination for the domestic tourists.
What to do in Kaziranga:
- Go wildlife spotting: Yes, this is a must. If you are a keen wildlife observer, this place is for you. And even if you are not or haven’t done it before, try it out in Kaziranga. Believe me, you will love it
- The elephant safari: You can travel inside the forest and enjoy the wildlife riding on an elephant back. The elephant will walk through dense forests and you get to see all sorts of wild animals and birds like Asiatic buffaloes, deer, various kinds of birds, the famous one-horned rhino or maybe a tiger sometimes!
- The Orchid Park: The Orchid Park in Kaziranga boosts of an envious collection of about 800 species of orchids found in north-eastern India. This park also has an unmatchable collection of many rare and exotic floral species. The park also has a rock garden and a natural boating area inside it where you can go for boating trips on a traditional wooden boat.
- The ethnic extravaganza: This is one of the best things to do in Kaziranga. Immerse yourself in the ethnic flavor of the state with all the mouth-watering traditional Assamese delicacies cooked out of locally grown ingredients, served in an open area in the Orchid Park itself. What’s more? You get to enjoy cultural dance shows by the local performers. Don’t forget to shake a leg too!
How to reach Kaziranga: The best option by air is the LGB International Airport, Guwahati or the Guwahati rail terminus for rails, both of which are well-connected to all the major towns and cities in India. From Guwahati, you can easily reach Kaziranga either by a private car rental or public transport, which will take you around 4 hours. However, if you have sufficient time and are more on the adventurous side, you can try out a river cruise from Guwahati to Tezpur through the Brahmaputra River. From Tezpur, you can reach Kaziranga in about 1.5 hours by a public bus or private rental.
Where to stay in Kaziranga: Kaziranga has a number of tourist lodges and guest houses in variable budgets to suit your needs. But, remember! There is always a rush during the peak seasons and you would need to book much in advance. Apart from the lodges, some local people also offer accommodation options at very affordable rates. You can try this out if you want to check out the local lifestyle. The people in the region are very hospitable to the tourists. Yes, you will love them!
All said and done. If you are planning on your next vacation, don’t think beyond. Being adventurous, beautiful, relaxing and totally enjoyable, Kaziranga is all you need for a great offbeat travel destination. Jump into your hiking boots and set out to this exquisite wilderness!