Kolkata to Guwahati (Indigo) 5.30 am and back (6.40 pm flight by Air India) = Total fare Rs 4500/-
Car from Guwahati to Kaziranga to Guwahati = 5 hours journey ( Rs 11,000/- for Innova). But there is no carrier in the car. So make sure there is a carrier, otherwise 7 people cannot travel by same car. The car stayed in Kaziranga throughout the tour with us. Gobindo took another car for them.
We stayed in Aranya lodge of Assam Tourism Deptt. The rooms are really good. We paid Rs 1450/- Gobindo stayed at Camp rhino which is 25 Km from our resort.But location of Camp rhino is better we left - it is far from madding crowd.
Evening Safari - (1750/- + 400)+ 100/- per head is entry fee at the central zone(there are 4 zones). We left for 2.30 pm for the safari. For foreigners the entry fee is Rs 650 ! For extra person they charged Rs 475/- (since we were 7 - normally per car they allow 6 person.We are seven. Unlike Tadoba, Bandhvgarh etc you cannot book the safaris online. You have to come here before the tour starts.
Morning Safari at West Zone. The morning safari starts at 7 am. But because of rain we started late at 9 pm. Because of the rain our safari jeep got stuck once.
The elephant safari starts at 5 am and 6 am. The ride is Rs 950 per person and the charges for taking the car to elephant ride zone is Rs 500 for the whole car. We did not take it.
We came back at around 12 pm
Evening safari starts at 2.30 pm. We went to the East zone.
|Indian roller bird - nilkantha pakhi|
|Open Bill Stork|
|Back naped Stork|
|Bar headed goose|
|Rudy shell duck|
|Lesser whistling duck|
Today we left for Pobitora. Out of 4 zones , we left out Burapahar which is 45 Km from our resort. The safari jeep charges Rs 2750 for pick up and drop at the hotel as per rate chart. We were told it is not interestingly. We went to meet Gobindo at Camp Rhino resort (it is on the way Guwahati and Burapahar). After meeting them we left for safari at Pobitora ( it is around 20-25 Km from Guwahati and 20 Km from the main road of Guwahati) and they will skip the safari and left for Shillong.
In Pobitora the rates are lower compared to Kaziranga.
There is no tiger in Pobitora. Actually on the way to Pobitora - you can see Rhino.
After doing the safari at Pobitora we left for Guwahati airport. The road towards the airport is not very congested. But it took around 1.30 hours to reach Guwahati airport. We dropped Anindya and Isabella on the way - they will go to Shillong.
Our flight at 6.40 actually left at 7.15 and we reached Kolkata at 8.30 pm.