Kaziranga is open to visitors from November to the end of April. Controlled fires burn the tall grasses in mid-winter which makes it easier to spot wildlife from December.
Huge numbers of migratory birds descend on the park lakes and marshlands during the winter months including Greylag and Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck, Red-Crested Pochard and the Northern Shoveller.
Daytime temperature reaches a pleasant 25’C (77’F) in winter, though it is chilly in the early morning and evening so you will need warm clothes when setting out on safari. A thick ground mist covers the park in the morning – an eerie experience when you’re on elephant back and suddenly come face to face with a rhinoceros.