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Mid-November to Early April

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Kaziranga Tiger Reserve 3 Nights / 4 Days

Summary

Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provides an excellent representation of the megafauna and birds of the Assam Plains. Here, rich alluvial soils support India’s finest extents of Elephant Grass and swamps and also include extents of biodiversity rich moist forests in higher ground. These contribute to among the greatest concentrations of wildlife in all of Asia.

Kaziranga is India’s greatest conservation success story, where diligent protection brought back the Indian One-horned Rhinoceros from the brink of extinction. With protection, other wildlife thrived as well, and its grasslands support large numbers of Asiatic Elephant, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Swamp Deer and among the highest densities of India’s Tigers. The mighty Brahmaputra river that flows along the park, and associated wetlands, hold little seen mammals such the Gangetic Dolphin and Fishing Cat and enrich the park to support its superb birds of 450 plus species. Some bird specialities of Kaziranga include Swamp Francolin, Pale-capped Pigeon, Imperial Eagle (and numerous other raptors), Greater Adjutant Stork, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Finn’s Weaver, Marsh Babbler and Bengal Florican. Underlining the faunal riches of the park are the presence of Reticulated and Rock Pythons and King Cobra - among the largest reptiles in India and rarities such as the Chinese Pangolin and Hoolock Gibbon (India’s only Ape).

Itinerary Outline

  • Day 1: AM transfer from Guwahati, Assam
  • Day 1, 2 & 3: Three days spent exploring the main sections of the park, largely in wildlife rich grasslands/swamps as well as for some localized rarities in moist forests (Hoolock Gibbon & Birds) and Brahmaputra river (Gangetic Dolphin).
  • Day 4: Checkout after morning activity. PM arrival in Guwahati, Assam

Facilities

Accommodation: : Comfortable accommodation in and quaint plantation bungalow particularly noted for its close-to-nature location and set-up to host keen nature enthusiasts
Food: : Largely pan-Indian with a few international dishes
Transport: : Road transfers in MUV’s
Difficulty level: : Easy to moderate for hikes in uneven, mountainous terrain
Dates : TBA
Please note that we can customise schedule for independent travel
Costs : TBC
Price inclusions : Transfers and Transport, ex-Guwahati / Accommodation / Food / Naturalist cum Tour Leader / Local Guide / Safaris / Activity Charges / Entrance Fees

Terms & Conditions

  1. Maximum group size for these tours is 6.
  2. Tour costs are per person based on twin sharing basis ex-Guwahati and is all inclusive (transport, accommodation, food, personnel and all taxes and fees). Personnel includes an experienced naturalist/tour leader and resource persons locally. Alcoholic beverages, porter charges, laundry and ala carte snacks are extra. Please check with us on specific items are included in the published tour costs.
  3. Bookings are confirmed only upon full payment of the tour cost and at least one month in advance from the proposed departure date
  4. Our preferred mode of payment is through electronic transfers into our bank account. Relevant details will be provided to you once you are ready to make the payment. Alternatively we accept demand drafts/cheques in the currency of your choice.
  5. If you are paying in foreign currency, we might have apply a currency surcharge on the published rates, if the INR appreciates against your currency at the time of payment.
  6. In the unlikely event in which we are forced to cancel the tour we will refund you the entire booking amount. In case we are unable to conduct the tour due to circumstances beyond our control (for e.g. forces of nature, political conditions), we will make every effort to refund as much of the booking amount as possible.
  7. In case you to cancel your booking more than one month in advance from the tour date, we will refund at least 50% of the tour cost (assuming tour costs are fully paid). The precise refund beyond this will be dependent on the refund policies of our travel partners that we use on tour. In case you cancel your booking less than 1 month from the start of the tour, we will refund 10% of your booking amount

FYI and Guidelines

  1. India’s northeast, including the areas we visit have sporadic instances of separatist violence. However, Kaziranga is typically safe for tourists, as evidenced by thousands that visit here, without incident, every year. We will keep you duly informed if local conditions are not safe around our travel dates.
  2. Weather & Clothing: Updates closer to the dates of travel.
  3. Typically birds and animals will be seen at distances where binoculars would be useful for observing them. Although we will have a pair or two binoculars to share among the group, please also carry your own optics for more timely viewing.
  4. It is best to wear earthy colored clothing to blend into the environment.
  5. A hat and sunblock are highly recommended.
  6. Please carry a small torch and insect/mosquito repellents.
  7. Please bring essential medication with you, since the local outlets will not always carry what you are looking for. Do check with your doctor on medication and medical safety before you travel to the region.