9 Days Safari tour itinerary for Guwahati & Kaziranga National Park: Get Lost In The Beauty Of Assam
Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park
Take this fascinating tour of the fauna of Assam, one of the most beautiful and progressive state that elevates the stature of India. Come across beautiful mammals and their compatriots as you hop through the heartland.
Arrival in Kolkata
Arrive in Kolkata and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Kolkata.
Guwahati to Manas National Park
After breakfast, drive to the airport for your flight to Guwahati.
Arrive in Guwahati and get welcomed with lunch on arrival.
Drive to Manas National park. Lying on the foothills of the Himalayas, it is the most stunning pristine wildlife habitat in India, comparable to the best in the world. It is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage (endangered) site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve - a unique distinction. This Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forest and terrestrial Eco-region is also the richest in species among all Indian wildlife areas and the only known home for the rare and endangered Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.
Overnight at Manas
Sightseeing at Manas
Embark on a full day sightseeing tour at Manas, along with an elephant ride and jeep safari inside the forest.
Overnight stay at Manas.
Drive from Manas National park to Nameri National park..
After breakfast, drive to Nameri National Park. The 200 sq km park area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh, and it is also the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344 sq km). It is the home of mammals like Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Sambar and Barking deers, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Gaur, slow loris, gap langur, and Burmese ferret badger. Over 350 species of birds including White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill (uncommon), Ruddy Kingfisher, Pallas Fishing eagle, Lesser Adjutant stork, Greater spotted eagle, Rufous-necked hornbill, Great pied Indian hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Long-billed Ringed Plover, Sultan Tit, and Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails can be found here.
Arrive and check in at Eco Camp.
Rest of the time free at leisure
Overnight at hotel.
Nameri National Park- Full Day
Early morning, go for a nature walk and bird watching trip into the dense jungle, with the forest guards.
Overnight at Eco Camp
Kaziranga National Park.
After breakfast, depart for Kaziranga National Park. Kaziranga National Park has become synonymous with successful conservations of Great One Horn Rhinoceros (from the Greek word, "rhino" means nose and "ceros" means horn) / Unicornis (from the Latin word, "uni" means one and "cornis" also means horn) and also a home of may other threatened species including Indian Elephant (Elephant Maximus), Tiger (Panthera tigris), Hoolock Gibbon (Ardipithecus hoolock), Ganges dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Sambar (Cervus unicolor), Barasingha or Swamp Deer (duvauceli), Hog Deer, Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Gaur (Bos frontalis).
Arrive Kaziranga and check in at the jungle resort.
Overnight at resort
Early in the morning, enjoy the elephant safari in the central (Kohora) range of Kaziranga. Later return to the resort for breakfast.
in the afternoon, savour the Tea Culture Of Assam at Kaziranga National Park (Optional)
Late in the afternoon, enjoy the exclusive jeep safari in the western (Bagori) range of Kaziranga.
Overnight at the resort.
Kaziranga National park to Guwahati.
After breakfast, drive to Guwahati
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Visit their sacred Temple, and later on, the museum
In the evening, head for a river cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River.
Overnight at Guwahati
After breakfast, drive to the airport for your flight to onward destination
Manas National park (India-Bhutan Border).
Nameri National Park.
Kaziranga National park.
Pygmy Hog research Centre.
Boating and many more exciting options, if interested
A wildlife journey across the national parks of Assam, a green state in northeast India. Having visited a plethora of mammals and birdlife including the famous rhinos of Kaziranga, get an introduction to the cultural vibe of the state in Guwahati as well.
Just for your knowledge and information:
A. Manas National Park:
Manas is the closest I have come to seeing paradise on earth in my life - but that was 25 years ago. Today, Manas looks like an aged diva wearing rags, though I think I still caught the familiar sparkle in the eye.
The focus point of Manas National Park is the enchanting Manas River, named after the serpent goddess Manasa. It is the largest Himalayan tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. Coming down the Bhutan Hills from the north, the crystal clear waters of the Manas river runs through the heart of the 500 sq. km core area of Manas Park. The main tourist spot of Mothanguri, on the northern border of Manas with Bhutan, is situated on the banks of this river.
Situated in the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, in Assam, Manas lies on the international border with Bhutan. It is bounded on the north by the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, on the south by populous North Kamrup district and on both east and west by buffer forest reserves which are part of 2,840 sq. Km Manas Tiger Reserve.
The Manas River flows through the west of the park, where it splits into two separate rivers, the Beki and Bholkaduba.
Vegetation: The Burma Monsoon Forests of Manas lie on the borders between the Indo-Gangetic and Indo-Malayan bio-geographical realms and is part of the Brahmaputra Valley Biogeographic Province. The combination of Sub-Himalayan Bhabar Terai formation with riverine succession leading up to Sub-Himalayan mountain forest makes it one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world.
Two major biomes are represented in Manas - the grassland biome and the forest biome.
. It is replaced by moist deciduous forest away from watercourses, which is succeeded by semi-evergreen climax forest in the northern part of the park. A total of 543 plants species have been recorded from the core zone. Of these, 374 species are dicotyledons (including 89 trees), 139 species monocotyledons and 30 are Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms.
Fauna: Manas is the melting point of the west and the east, with many species at the westernmost and easternmost point of their range representing a gateway for species exchanges between the typically Indian and Malayan' faunas.
A total of 55 mammals, 50 reptiles and three amphibians have been recorded, several species being endemic. Manas contains 21 of India's Schedule I mammals and at least 33 of its animals listed as threatened, by far the greatest number of any protected area in the country. Some, like the Assam Roofed turtle Kachuga sylhetensis, Golden Langur Presbytis geei, Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus, Pygmy Hog Sus salvanius and the only pure strain of Asiatic Wild Buffalo Bubalus arnee, are only found/best seen here.
Birdlife: The diverse habitat of Manas is an ideal home for a variety of specialized birds. Manas boasts the largest population of the endangered Bengal Florican in the world and is also a great place to see the Great Hornbill. The National Park lists around 380 species and the adjoining hilly terrain in Bhutan can easily add a hundred birds to that total. Good birds to look for are Greater Adjutant, Black-tailed Crake, Red-headed Trogon, Swamp Francolin, Wreathed and Rufous-necked Hornbill, Marsh and Jerdon's Babblers, Pied Harrier, Rufous-rumped and Bristled Grassbirds, Hodgson's Bushchat, Rufous-vented Laughingthrush, Finn's Weaver, Ibisbill and a variety of foothills species.
B. Nameri National Park:
The Nameri National Park of 200 sq km area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.
Another important wildlife sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh The Pakhui (Pakke) wildlife Sanctuary adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Kharietc crisscross the park. During rainy season A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area.
One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the southwestern boundary.
C. Kaziranga National Park:
It has become synonymous with successful conservations of Great One Horn Rhinoceros (from the Greek word, "rhino" means nose and "ceros" means horn) / Unicornis (from the Latin word, "uni" means one and "cornis" also means horn) and also a home of may other threatened species.
There are also over 500 species of birds which have been recorded in the park including 25 species of globally-threatened category.
Over and above, there are 21 rare and endangered species. In winter one can observe a large breeding population of Spot Bill Pelicans about one thousand breeding nests are found in a place which has been named as Pelican Colony in the Eastern Range.
Among the reptiles species like Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator), Indian python (Python molurus), Cobra (Naja naja) and the King Cobra are found.
Note: We will Visit Pygmy Hog research Centre at Nameri National Park or Guwahati or both.
If you have more days, we can add many places according to your interests.