Going to Kaziranga? Guwahati or Jorhat?

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Hi Friends, I am going to Kaziranga in Feb. Which is a better way to Kaziranga ... from Guwahati or from Jorhat? How long does it take by road from these two places to Kaziranga?
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Dear Writer,

It depends from where you are going to access Kaziranga. If you are coming from mainland India, it is probably best to access from Guwahati. Guwahati is connected to all major capitals by air (which as I have stressed elsewhere - check out my posts on NE India in "Other Areas" section) is the best way to get to the NE bloc. Jorhat on the other hand is a much smaller airport and has flights to Guwahati and Calcutta.

If you are coming from Delhi, its better to fly to Guwahati. If on the other hand, you are coming from Calcutta, its better to come from Jorhat.

Distances :

Guwahati - Kaziranga : Round about 200 Km (3.5 Hours drive)
Jorhat - Kaziranga : Round about 100 Km (1.5 Hours drive)

Here is the Kaziranga website to plan your trip :

http://www.kaziranganationalpark.com

Have a safe trip !!
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Direct Flight Mumbai Guwahati

Kingfisher airlines, I believe. This is their longest non-stop flight in India
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yep, if you are coming from Bommbay, better fly direct to Guwahati. Or you could break journey thru cal. if its cheaper. I remember doing this connection (rather gruelling) way back in year 1999 :

Around 06 AM - flight from Bombay
Around 9:30 / 10 AM - arrival in Cal.
Around 11 AM - arrival in Guwahati
And then a majestical 8 hour wait in guwahati to catch a "night super" bus to the interior areas of Assam (Tinsukia)to get back home...

That was when there weren't any direct flights from BOM. to GHY...

Have some good memories of living in the area!!!

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THANKS friends for posting these very informative replies. I am indeed very grateful to all of YOU.
One last question. Has anyone been by bus from Guwahati to Kaziranga and from Jorhat to Kaziranga. Can you please tell me about the Bus journey. How far are the airports are the bus stands?
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I know that the bus stand in Guwahati is in Paltan Bazar area. In my time, we used to get an A/C day bus that went all the way to Tinsukia (stopping in between at Kaziranga). In my time, there was a bus company called Green Valley that had buses going to Kaziranga from the Paltan Bazar bus stand area. Guwahati airport is in the outer edges of town - about 25 KM away (30 - 45 minutes drive away). A central location in Guwahati is Nandan Hotel :

http://www.hotelnandan.com


I don't know about Jorhat bus stand.

I think it might be a better idea to get private taxis from either airport.

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I would suggest avoid buses keeping in mind the turmoil in the city..when we were driving to kaziranga fm guwahati , theere was a sudden bandh and all buses stopped and there was chaos..it didnt affect tourists though ..they divert the routes then

Its always a better idea to drive to kaziranga from Guwahati ..you can go to jorhat if you want from kaziranga for a day , which is what we did
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Use private transport when in the North East.

There you go. Its better to take private transport / rent a car / get a taxi while in the NorthEast...I remember the buses were quite an "adventure", even for us "locals"...

Always play it safe.

Backpakker - saw your blog on arunachal. cool.
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THANKS a ton friends for the replies. The information is indeed very helpful.
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Have a great trip

Thanks Beesakopie
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Hi all, I am new to this forum. I too planned for a trip to Guwahati and Kaziranga during mid December and I am glad to find a discussion reg. the same. Many of my friends have warned me of the turmoil in Assam in general and suggested me not to leave Guwahati. But I am keen on visiting Kaziranga as my child hood dream is to see a rhinoceros! Please suggest me in this regard as how safe it is to travel from Guwahati to Kaziranga.

Also, I heard of Pobitora Reserve Forest which also has rhinoceros reserves. Which is better out of Pobitora and Kaziranga? I guess Pobitora is not so far from Guwahati. If so which is more safer, travelling to Pobitora or travelling to Kaziranga?

Please suggest me on the above...
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Its safer to go to Kaziranga , I would think so ..I would suggest a private vehicle than a bus ..my post on assam has certain details which you may want to check
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You can also go to Jaldapara in West Bengal for the rhino. I am giving below the link.
http://www.wbtourism.com/wildlife/ja....htm#jaldapara
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Pobitora Reserve Forest?

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Pobitora Reserve Forest
Could you tell us a little more about this? Haven't heard about it at all.

The Kaziranga sanctuary is well organised. Wildgrass is a good hotel and govt. approved. The other reserve in Assam is the Manas Sanctuary near Bhutan border. However, it is the Kaziranga sanctuary that is much better in all respects - better connected, bigger, better managed etc.
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Also, I heard of Pobitora Reserve Forest which also has rhinoceros reserves. Which is better out of Pobitora and Kaziranga?
http://www.north-east-india.com/assa...sanctuary.html
check this site ..I would prefer kaziranga and manas ,to this though
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