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Rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park, India

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga in North East India is a stunning park with a great conservation success story for the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Not only the homeland of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, but the park also provides shelter to a variety of other wildlife from wild elephant to leopard, jungle cat and otter.

A lesser-visited park due to its location, it offers those who make the journey there a very rewarding experience. Jeep safaris are easily arranged and less restrictive than those in the Central Indian Parks; however, elephant safaris have been suspended for visitors at the park until further notice.

Jeep safaris will remain operational but will be subject to favourable weather and road conditions during the monsoon.

Rhino, Kaziranga National Park, India
Kaziranga National Park, India
Male Asian Elephant, Kaziranga National Park, India
Kaziranga National Park, India
Indian Roller, Kazirange National Park, India
Indian Roller, Kazirange National Park, India

Conservation Success

Since 2015 the number of rhinos has increased in Kaziranga National Park, as has the tiger population, with more sightings of cubs. Of the 167 tigers counted in Assam, more than 125 are believed to be at the Kaziranga National Park. Around 20 tiger cubs have been sighted in different pockets of the park. Although offering the highest density of tiger in India, the lush undergrowth and foliage make them harder to spot. Most visitors to Kaziranga go to experience the beauty of the landscape, the incredible birdlife and see wild elephant and one-horned rhino.

Swamp Deer, Kaziranga National Park, India
Kaziranga National Park, India
Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park, India
Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park, India
Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park, India
Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park, India

How to get to Kaziranga

Kaziranga is accessed by a flight from Delhi or Kolkata to Guwahati, followed by a four-hour drive. A visit to Kaziranga is also included in cruise itineraries so it is possible to visit the park during a boat cruise on the Brahmaputra River. The accommodation options at Kaziranga are limited but Diphlu Lodge manages to offer a simple but comfortable stay.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Everything went smoothly, we were met as arranged by extremely knowledgeable personnel. The guides and drivers came up to and exceeded, our expectations.


Charlotte knows India extremely well. Very happy to answer even the most trivial of questions. Nothing is too much trouble.


Joe was wonderful and very knowledgeable about India. He was patient with us as we made numerous changes to the itinerary and very quick to respond.  


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