Kaziranga

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Kaziranga Wildlife Tour Packages

Wildlife group tours, photography tours or customized itineraries.

What do you call a sanctuary that has the world’s largest population of the great one-horned rhino, the planet’s highest density of tiger, is India’s biggest conservation success and a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

You may call it an idyll. Some call it a marvel of the Northeast. The world knows it as Kaziranga National Park.

And stepping into its core, this guided Tour will unravel the many facets of the wondrous site, and around its sinuous swamps and surreal mist-shrouded vistas, introduce you to a world of endless opportunities.

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Quick Information

Best time to Visit:
Dec-April

Recommended min. duration:
5N/6D

Attractions:
Wildlife
Landscapes

Activities:
Wildlife Safari
Photography
Bird Watching

Nearest Airport:
Guwahati

Our Kaziranga Tours

Reviews by Tour Participants

Ashwin Kumar N
Mumbai
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We had a lovely time during the trip. Thank you for all the efforts in making it memorable and fruitful! We look forward to being on another photo tour with you soon!
Neelu Pilania
Singapore
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Thank you so so much for everything; you guys are the best skippers ever! I had an absolutely amazing time on the trip; everything was so well organised and taken care of. Can’t wait to go for the next one!
Krisha Murali
Bengaluru
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Every impression I had of the north-east was superceeded by visuals seen on this tour. Thanks to Toehold to have helped me bring back these visuals.
Supriya Pathak
Mumbai
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Being my first wildlife tour, I was not only enjoying the game but also the immense confidence build that Toehold influenced when it comes to photography.
Harish N. P
Bengaluru
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One of my favorite tours till date, loved the organizing, execution and fun on this tour. Highly recommend anyone who wishes to go here to tag on to Toehold.

We cater to 3 different kinds of Kaziranga travellers. Which one are you?

There are three different ways to explore Kaziranga. Depending on the kind of traveler you are, we welcome you to choose your preferred Kaziranga tour packages.

Kaziranga Photography Tours

Our team of ace photographers will guide you on a exciting Kaziranga Photography Tour to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.

Upcoming Departures

Kaziranga Wildlife Group Tours

Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departure Kaziranga Group Tour Packages are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals or families alike.

Upcoming Departures

Kaziranga Customised Vacations

For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of packages.

Get in touch with us to customise your departure!

Why let us arrange your trip?

At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime. Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:

Precise Customisation

It’s your holiday, so you tell us how you want it, and we’ll customise it to your exact expectations, down to every possible detail, just short of what fragrance of air-freshener you’d prefer in your cab.

Expert Advice

Not clear about what you want or how to make the most of your vacation? Pick our brains and make an informed decision about how you’d like to spend your precious holiday, and then just prepare for a rollicking time.

Unmatched Experience

With partnerships with the best people in the field and a stellar logistical network, we ensure no holds are barred in helping you enjoy an enriching and memorable experience.

Flawless Orchestration

Once the plan is set, you can count on us to make your experience a flawless pleasure. A star may implode or a planet may go out of orbit, but you can rest assured your tour will motor on without a glitch.

How Is It?

Giants in a giant landscape.

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Kaziranga’s 470km2 lush green flood plains, which seem to be designed for maximum spectacle value, and fed by the mighty Brahmaputra, are composed of tall, dense grasslands interspersed with cane brakes, open woodlands, interconnecting streams and numerous lakes or ‘beels‘ – which is a long way of saying that it’s a truly mesmeric setting.

And virtually everything about Kaziranga is large, as giants dominate the landscape. From the grasses to the birds, and from the reptiles to the mammals, the underlying credo of this wildlife expo is that chic is the opposite of size-zero. And their rarity and exclusivity add excitement to the experience.

Kaziranga wildlife tour packages

GIBBON SANCTUARY

‘An isolated evergreen forest’ is a concise identifier of Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary but the beauty and the magic it stands for cannot be reduced to words, for it is an invaluable piece of natural heritage sheltering India’s only ape, the Western Hoolock Gibbon, besides a wealth of other exotic species.

The sanctuary is a 21km2 treasure of alluvial semi-evergreen vegetation composed of the eponymous Hollong trees, and evergreen shrubs and herbs. And weaving on you an inescapable web of charm, it will remain evergreen in your heart.

What you can expect in a Kaziranga wildlife tour package?

Charismatic large mammals, little-seen primates, and birds of all sizes.

Two decades ago, Kaziranga faced the ignominious threat of losing its most celebrated tenant, the great one-horned rhinoceros. Today, it is the best place in the world to see and photograph this primordial pachyderm. And although the rhino is virtually synonymous with the place, it is merely the tip of an iceberg that goes incredibly deep.

Among other mammals, the rare and endangered Asiatic water buffalo – a species of wild buffalo even larger than its African counterpart – forms a unique attraction. Enormous mud-stained tuskers and mid-sized elephant herds drifting slowly across the great outdoors are a regular fixture. 

Rhino with calf, Kaziranga

In a smaller segment, the comely hog deer and the endemic swamp deer (or the ‘soft ground barasingha‘) offer beautiful attractions on hooves. Occasionally, those bestowed with special fortune may enjoy the exceptional sight of a tiger adorning the great outdoors.

Kaziranga’s avian life is famously splendid. Identified by Birdlife International as an “Important Bird Area”, a rich variety of migratory birdswadersraptors and scavengers are found here, including the black-necked storkred-breasted parakeetAsian barred owletdusky eagle-owldalmatian pelicangrey-headed fish eagleJerdon’s babblerswamp francolingreat hornbillpied harrier and cinerous vulture.

Reptiles are represented by two of the largest snakes in the world, the reticulated python and Indian rock python, and the longest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra. The Assam roofed turtle is a fairly common sight that lends itself beautifully to creative imaging.

The adjoining Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a bonus destination on this Tour, is a fabulous place to observe some of India’s endemic primates. A small park that offers big opportunities, it boasts of seven species of primate including the hoolock gibbonpig-tailed and stump-tailed macaquescapped langur and slow loris, while three species of civet and four species of squirrel, including the Malayan giant, will keep your eyes riveted to the canopy. Amidst all this, the botanically inclined will be floored by its floral diversity. Truly, a ‘simian adventure’ never sounded so enticing!

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure maximum care and protection while traveling in the post-COVID scenario. We certainly think you have to be extra-careful and follow rules and regulations. Please consult your general physician or doctor before you make this decision.
That’s quite easy. It depends on what your interest is. If you are a photography enthuisast and would like our skipper’s guidance and tutelage, then Photo Tour. Else hop on to a group tour where photography isn’t the focus of the trip. Finally, we can tailor-make a vacation for you if you need to travel on your own date and style.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.

Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too for anyone who requires assistance.

Of course! Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!

However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.

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Giants of the Floodplains: Kaziranga Wildlife Photography Tour

FEB 13-19, 2021
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Wildlife Photography Tour

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

Tour Itinerary

Kaziranga and Gibbon

We assemble at Guwahati by noon and the group will leave for Kaziranga. After a drive of around five hours, we settle down in our lovely stay, which is at at the edge of the forest where many species of birds, including the Oriental pied hornbill and the brown hawk owl, are seen nearby. Reptile lovers will be delighted by the enchanting sight of the endemic tokay gecko, a very big gecko that resides in the banyan trees nearby.

We enter the forest early in the morning and reach the gates of one of the zones of this beautiful park, aiming to get some evocative pictures of rhinos in the mist. As the mist lifts, the beauty of the magical swampy grasslands will become evident. After a fascinating ride, we return to the resort and breakfast, after which we discuss our first morning safari.

In the late afternoon we leave for the second safari, hoping to make images of the other magnificent wildlife seen here. A stimulating ChaayaaChitra session will ensue before dinner, with a view of helping us make the most of the forthcoming safaris.

We follow the same schedule as on Day 2 and explore some other forested areas of the park too, choosing our zones according to the group’s preference between mammal and bird photography. In the evening, another highly insightful session we call ChitraTantra will help you have your images reviewed and incorporate necessary improvements into your photography and processing.

We visit the beautiful Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary and spend half a day watching and photographing primates. A combination of patience and luck should yield opportunities to watch hoolock gibbons at length.

In the evening we return to Kaziranga and after an informal discussion about the finds of the day or a session reviewing pictures, call it a productive day.

Please note that the afternoon safari in Kaziranga is NOT included in the itinerary. We’ll be happy to arrange an extra safari (at extra cost) if we return from Gibbon early enough for the afternoon safari in Kaziranga.

We venture into the National Park for two more safaris to try our luck with large mammals and rare birds. By now, we will have spent ample time both in the field and off it learning a lot about both photography and animal behaviour, which should help us make the most of the opportunities that come our way. In the evening we enjoy a CharchaaLoka session from the Skipper.

After an early breakfast we check out of our lodge in Kaziranga and are driven back to Guwahati. Having enjoyed an eventful trip filled with learning, adventure, fun and memorable experiences, we part and return home, bustling with stories to tell and pictures to share.

Cost & Terms

Individuals

INR 66,000
  • Per Person on twin Shared Accommodation

Couples

INR 1,30,000
  • Per Couple on Twin Shared Accommodation

Toehold Patrons

INR 64,500
  • Per Person on Twin Shared Accommodation

What’s Included?

What’s Not Included?

Payment Terms

Cancellation Fees

Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Anybody with an interest in wildlife, photography or birding will thoroughly enjoy this Tour. And although this Tour is optimized for photographers, non-photographers are most welcome too. There are no eligibility criteria except that you must be over 18 unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away! However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.
Considering the meticulous attention to timing we pay while scheduling Tours and the local expertise we leverage, we believe that it would be extremely unfortunate if our sightings and photography were unsatisfactory. However, since we will be in an uncontrolled environment, we do not claim that sightings of specific species are guaranteed.
For rhinos and other mammals, a telephoto zoom lens in the range of 70 to 200mm/300mm or 100 to 400mm works very well. If opting for a fixed (‘prime’) lens, the 300mm focal length on a cropped sensor body with a 1.4x extender (‘teleconverter’) is the best compromise, although lenses of longer focal length can be used to good effect as well, especially on ‘full-frame’ bodies. For birds, a lens with a focal length of at least 400mm is essential. A wide-angle or normal zoom to capture landscapes or creative perspectives of wildlife is recommended. And since the light conditions in Indian jungles can often be challenging, an image-stabilized lens and a camera body that performs well at high sensitivities are boons.
We will do our photography from an open safari vehicle in Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, but on foot and by raft in Nameri Tiger Reserve, and on foot in Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Due to this, we require that you have a requisite level of fitness.
Our Photo Tours are designed to provide you sufficient space for comfortable photography without being excessively taxing on your pocket, so you can expect a maximum of three other people (including the participants and the Skipper), apart from the driver and the mandatory forest department guide, on each safari.
If you do not have appropriate equipment, there is no need to fret. Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Visit our Rental Store to see what we offer. What’s better, you enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired for our Photo Tours!
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focussed.