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Been to Kaziranga recently. It was my first visit to the park and North East overall. It was indeed an amazing experience and was super cheap even we were just 2 of us.
Kaziranga roughly has four zones. Zones and Safari fees are as follows.
Central Zone - 1750/-
Western Zone - 1850/-
Eastern zone - 2250/-
Burapahad zone (buffer) - 2750/-
These rates were given by our guide. We had booked hotel near central zone gate. From this hotel western gate is around 10 kms and eastern zone gate is around 22 kms. This might be the reason of different rates per zone. Apart from this,
below are the extra costs you have to pay.
Road-tax - 300/-
entry fee - 100/- per head
camera fee - 100/- (Camera fee is for whole day. So if you pay it for morning safari then you dont have to pay for evening safari.)
We had booked pick up from Guwahati airport to kaziranga and drop back to airport. It costed us 7500/-.
We did 5 safaris. 2 in western, 2 in eastern and 1 in central. Tiger movement is mostly in western and in eastern zone.
Total cost of the safari was around 30k which is 15k per head for 2 people. If it would have been more people it would have been cheaper.
We also got a very good safari driver Tapan(+91 8876591044) who has all knowledge of the park. He also understand the requirements of wildlifers like us. Always came on time for safari and even refused to take tip we tried giving him.
I hope all this information would help people who want to plan trip on their own. Kaziranga is again awesome place and best time to go there is NOVEMBER to MARCH.
So do plan your trip there in next season!

Ranjith Kumar Any tips on covering gibbon sanctuary as well ?

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Mohit Srinivasan Superb info and pictures. Thanks for sharing

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Our stay at K Raj Tiger resort was very comfortable. Located within 1.5 kms from the Madla gate very convenient for Madala gate entry.

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Amazing Place, Full of Natural Beauty, Tiger & Leopard Sightings are regular. Best thing is Forest Rest house is inside the Core Area & Tigers/Leopards can be seen near to Rest House.
Kheoni is house of 125+ Bird Species according to recent Bird Survey of 2018. Must visit place in Dewas District. For more info you can call me at 8989463577

Manil Gogia Thanks for info, will surely make program during my visit to Indore

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Back from Pench yesterday. Did 4 safaris in all, 2 at touria and 2 at khursapar. Since there were frequent sightings in khursapar from last few months so did a morning and evening safari for the same day there anticipating for at least 1 great great show, but since last couple of weeks forest department at khursapar have closed the route on which frequent tiger sighting of female and her cubs are seen. So no tiger luck in khursapar. But then touria didn't disappoint us. First day evening safari (saturday evening), we spotted sub adult of collar wali, at close range, taking rest. Last day morning safari (monday morning), luck was in our favour as we spotted a leopard (ours was the only gypsy around) and a jackal as well and few birds at close range.
All in all i felt it was a success. Cherry on the top was oriental honey buzzard full frame shot that we got at kohka lake on the last day while returning back to nagpur. Will be posting the shots in few days for you guys to enjoy.
Stayed at Banyan tree camp. Superb hospitality and great food.
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a budget stay as well.

Shubham Palit I called up the forest ranger last night. He said, most probably it would be opened by april end. Just in case it doesn't open, I will cancel 1 safari in Khursapar and do 4 in Touria

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Rajeev Raghavan Thanks for sharing this. Look forward to pics

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The night stay option lets you stay within the premises at one of the forest rest houses in Corbett. After checking in, you can avail safaris in the evening and the morning after. With the night stay option, you only have to pay the jeep fees and the guide fees. You do not have to pay for a separate entry permit.

Seby Philip How much extra we have to spend ? can you provide some details please?

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What is the trick to book Dhikala FRH ?, today I tried and all accommodation was booked in less than a minute after it opened. It seemed not humanly possible to book.

Himadri Sen So is it not possible through online during the busy season?

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Sandeep Gupta In no season you can book according to your plans. Occassional success might be possible but that will never fall into a continuous travel plan. I spend huge amount to stay continuous seven days in Dhikala and did it for once in a life time experience. :-)

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Interested in birding trip in Bhutan ,if anyone have any local guide contact or suggestions plz share...

Mohit Srinivasan Search on fb for 'Norbu birding'. Add his profile and contact him

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