How To Reach In Kaziranga National Park

 

One of the most sought-after Wildlife destinations in India, the Kaziranga National Park is the only natural habitat in the world with such a large number of one-horned Rhinoceros. Boasting of being the home to a whopping more than two thousand of the one-horned Rhinos, the Kaziranga Forest is the best place to get the unhindered sighting of the various large wild animals such as tigers, leopards, Indian wild elephants, Rhinoceros, wild buffalo and wild boars along with many other small wild animals such as Hoolock Gibbons, spotted deer, swamp deer, Goar, Sambhar and many other species.

Declared as the World Heritage site by the UNESCO, this amazing wildlife-rich forest is located in the Assam, a northeastern state of India. The landscape that spreads along the River Brahmaputra on the north side and touching the Karbi Anglong hills on the south constitutes a dense greenery rich forest belt to provide shelter to a large number of wildlife species. The location of the park is well connected through the state roadways and National Highway. With the railway station and airport located not so far, the park can easily be accessed through any part of the country or abroad.

The park remains open from November to April months of every year for the wildlife lovers to visit and explore the amazing wildlife that resides in the park by using the safari services organized by the forest officials. Though the forest of Kaziranga can be accessed only through the roadways, but by using the railways and airways, one can reach the nearest point to the park from where the park can be reached using the roadway transport. Below is the detailed information to reach Kaziranga –

By Air

There are two nearest airports to the park which are Guwahati International Airport and Jorhat Airport, located at the distance of 217 km and 97 km respectively from the park. There are well maintained connecting roads from both the airports to the park. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati, is the best option to arrive by air from any corner of India or abroad. At the airport, hire the cab or taxi to visit the park directly or you can go to the Bus stand at the Paltan Bazaar which is around 23 km from the airport, and then take the state owned bus service or private bus to reach the park which will be cheaper than the direct cab or taxi.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Kaziranga Park is Furkating which is located at a distance of 75 km from the park. The station is well connected by many trains to the major railway stations like Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, etc. However, travelers can also use the other nearest railway stations which are the Guwahati railway station and Jorhat railway station located at the distance of 240 km and 90 km respectively. Both these railway stations are the major railway stations of the Northeast railways. From the stations, you can further use the roadways to reach the park by hiring the taxi, cab or bus services.

By Road –
The main gate of the Kaziranga Park is situated in a small Kohora town lies on the National Highway NH 37 due to which Kohora is connected to all the major cities of Assam such a Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dimapur, Tinisukia, Sivasagar, etc. by the state transport buses or the privately run buses and minibuses. Local transport services also run joining Kohora to other nearby small towns. The nearest major cities like Guwahati and Jorhat connect to the other parts of the country by the air, rail and road route. You can visit these cities and then hire the cab/taxi or take the public buses to reach the park conveniently.