Wildlife Tour in Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Greater Indian one horn rhinoceros - A unique character of Kaziranga National Park will be the highlight of this tour. Assam is known as a Paradise for Nature lovers and its true when it comes to the serenity and greenery. Visit to other National parks like Gibbon, Nameri & Manas are also interesting to a Nature enthusiast. Accommodations are distributed among heritage hotels, jungle lodges and at times Eco Camps.
Day 01 – Arrival Kolkata & Local Sightseeing
Welcome on arrival at Kolkata and transfer to Hotel. Kolkata is the city of Joy, contrast and culture. Once the capital of British India - now the capital of West Bengal. A visit to Kolkata will bring visitors in touch with a combination of a rich 400 years old heritage, vibrant modern life and different cultures.
Day 02 – Kolkata
Full day to explore Kolkata. Visit the Mother House – the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity and the interesting Kalighat Kali Temple – one of the 52 Shakti Peethas in India, devotees from all over the country come to visit this holy temple. In between you can also enjoy a short Tram Ride in the crowded streets of Kolkata. Later visit Howrah Bridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – Kolkata-Guwahati-Kaziranga National Park (230kms / 5hrs)
Today drive to Kolkata airport for your onward flight to Guwahati. Meet and assist at the Guwahati airport on arrival and drive to Kaziranga National Park – a paradise for greater Indian one horn rhinoceros as well as a birdwatcher’s delight. Check into Lodge/Resort. Later time permitting go for an open jeep safari inside the park (eastern range). Dinner and overnight.
Day 04 – Kaziranga National Park
Early morning enter the National Park on Elephant back. Return to lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, visit a nearby local village or a tea garden. Afternoon take a jeep safari to another range to enter the park (central range). Apart from the Rhino, other species found are hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky, the tiger. It is virtually a paradise for bird watchers, with a variety of migratory and resident birds. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park.
Day 05 – Kaziranga National Park
Today go for a jeep safari inside the national park with packed breakfast. Return to lodge for lunch. Afternoon, take another jeep safari inside the park (western range). Return to lodge at dusk. Dinner and overnight.
Day 06 – Kaziranga National Park – Day trip to Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (130kms / 3½hrs)
Early morning (pre-dawn) drive to Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. We will visit the sanctuary by walking and look out for the Hoolock gibbon and other wildlife found here. Return to Kaziranga by late afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 07 – Kaziranga National Park – Nameri National Park (3 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Nameri National Park. En route stop at Tezpur for a short sightseeing and lunch. On arrival check into Eco Camp in Nameri National Park. You will be staying at tented camps covered with thatch roofed. These camps have attached bath with hot and cold water facility. Evening nature walk on the banks of river Bhorelli that flows near the Camp. Dinner and overnight.
Day 08 – Nameri National Park
Early morning we will trek inside the park. Return to Eco Camp for breakfast. After breakfast we will drive 15 kms upstream from Eco-camp and take a raft down the Bhorelli River. Expert boatman will accompany you. Life jackets and other essentials will be provided by us. Disembark at a designated point near Eco- camp. Post lunch; go for another trekking inside the park. Return to camp in the late afternoon. Evening at leisure.
Day 09 – Nameri National Park – Manas National Park (7 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Manas National Park – a Project Tiger Reserve and a World Heritage Site. On arrival check in at The Bansbari Lodge. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10 – Manas National Park
Early morning, go for an Elephant safari inside the park. Mid morning we will visit on foot a nearby tribal Bodo village walking alongside a tea garden and visit weaving center. This tribe, indigenous to Assam, has a rich culture of textile, handloom and music. We organize walks through the villages where you can see Bodo women weaving their traditional fabrics and observe village lifestyle at close quarters. Return to lodge for lunch. Post lunch go for a jeep safari inside the park. Return to the lodge at dusk. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – Manas National Park
Early morning go for another elephant safari. Return to lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, go for a full day jeep safari inside the park. Packed lunch will be served today. Return to the lodge by dusk. Dinner and overnight.
Day 12 – Manas National Park-Guwahati (4 Hrs)-Kolkata fly out
Today we will proceed towards Majuli; we will take a ferry across (1 hr) the mighty river Brahmaputra to one of the biggest river islands in the world and also the heart of the Assamese culture – Majuli. Here in Majuli, we will be exploring this cultural place and the seat of Vaishnava culture in Assam. The great 15th century Assamese reformer and saint, Shankardeva had come down here and set up ‘satras’ or Vaishnavite monasteries to make the people motivated towards culture and religion.
Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and Nameri National Park remains closed for the monsoon from May till October and opens from 1st of November for visitors. However, park may be open by mid October depending upon weather condition
The driving duration mentioned in the itinerary may not be precise; it is the time that can be expected when strictly driving, depending on the present road conditions. Otherwise, the journey is conducted in such a way that we always stop midway for visiting villages, markets, photography, major landmarks of importance or interest depending on the client’s interest.
Please note that some of the sights/itinerary may change due to time limit, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience.
Price for the Tour may be furnished on request as we wish to offer a clear customized tour on this.
Some inclusions may change to match the logistic changes from time to time.