Kaziranga is in Assam, a state in north-east India. It’s perhaps not the first national park you think of when considering a wildlife safari in India as it’s less known than, say, Ranthambore, Corbett or Kanha, however, we would argue that it should absolutely be high on the list of any wildlife enthusiast. There are three very good reasons for this: great one-horned rhinos, tigers and it is an Important Bird Area.
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You need to avoid the monsoon season as the park often floods and so closes. The monsoon can be unpredictable so while the park ostensibly closes from May to October, it might be earlier and could be later!
If you’re a bird enthusiast, November and December tend to be the very best months, though birding is good throughout the park much of the year. If you’re more interested in mammals, again, you are likely to see good diversity much of the year outside the rainy season, but mid-February to March is the very best time, as the ubiquitous tall elephant grasses are dying down somewhat, making it easier to see the animals.
There are quite a few lodges around Kaziranga, but our strong recommendation (based on research in March 2019) is that you choose one of only two: Diphlu River Lodge (our top choice) or Infinity Resort (for a less expensive option that is still very acceptable if you don’t need luxury.
Time: GMT +5 hours
Flight time from London to Delhi is 8 hours 30 minutes and to Mumbai is about 8 hours.
Language: The official language is Hindi, which about 30% of the population speaks. English is very widely spoken and is used for official and commercial purposes.
Required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
There are no compulsory vaccinations.