Elephant Safari in Kaziranga

The tourism of Kaziranga National Park is incomplete without riding the back of an elephants that are steered by the trained Mahout. Elephant Safari in the Kaziranga National Park is the special treat to the travelers to roam in the open grounds on these majestic animals. Ambling over the lowlands at an altitude of 09-10 ft, elephant safari is the best way to explore the wilderness of the park. Imagine a jungle ride that is undisturbed by the irritating sound of car or jeep and also it is comfortable and ethical for you.

Kaziranga is known for its highest population of one-horned rhinos, wide forest cover and amazingly the tall elephant grasses. To embark upon an Elephant back is the only feasible option to explore the vast diversity of wildlife species of Kaziranga. It is so because elephants are not daunted by anything, not even tigers or rhinos. It gives you the opportunity to admire the landscape and different herds of animals moving in their natural habitats. Safari starts everyday early in the morning and continues for one or two hours as it is best enjoyed in the morning. Morning safari takes you through mysterious dry deciduous thick forest, rivers and rugged trails that offers lingering thrill to the adventure seeker.

An Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park follows a designated path to ensure that you get to visit all the expanses where you will be able to spot mammals, birds and several species of reptiles. The whole Kaziranga national Park is divided into four different zones. Elephant safari in Kaziranga takes you through the Kohora-central path, Mihimukh, Arimarah, Hole Path and Bagori or western zone. Western zone is highly recommended safari zone in the Kaziranga where there is strong probability of spotting tiger and most famous one-horned rhinos. The elephant safari set out at 05:30 and 06:30 every morning and continues up to one or one and half hours.

Elephant Safari Timing :

The Elephant Safari is conducted by the forest department in two different shifts. Morning Safari timing is 05:30 AM to 07:30 AM. Afternoon elephant safari timing is 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM. Let us take a quick glimpse on the safari timing chart in the different zones of the Kaziranga:

Safari Range

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Burapahar Rnage (Ghorakati)

05:30 to 07:30 AM

15:00 to 16:00 hrs

Eastern Range (Agaratoli)

05:30 to 07:30 AM

15:00 to 16:00 hrs

Kaziranga Range (Kohora)

05:30 to 07:30 AM

15:00 to 16:00 hrs

Western Range (Bagori)

05:30 to 07:30 AM

15:00 to 16:00 hrs

Safari Charges :

Before making entry to the park tourists are required to obtain tickets for the safari one day before from the Kohora range on payment of requisite fee. Indian nationals have to pay Rs. 450/- for elephant seat per trip while foreign nations are required to pay Rs. 1000/- for the same. Apart from this tourists have to obtain park entry fee by paying just 50/- and foreigners have to pay 500/-. There are two designated safari points in the Kaziranga National Park, one at Mihimukh in the Central (Kohora) Range and another at Bagori in the Western Range. At Bagori, the elephants belong to private owners who have been permitted to carry tourists on trained elephants.

Safari Booking Details :

There are four booking place for the different safari zones in the Kaziranga National Park. Elephant safari for Burapahar Range can be obtained from the Range office Ghorakati while the second range office Agaratoli is dedicated to eastern zone of Kaziranga National Park. The third booking place is Bagori from where travelers can obtain the safari tickets for the most exclusive western zone of the park. Safari ticket for the Kaziranga zone can be obtained from the centenary convention center, Kohora.