Trip Inspiration

4-Day India Extension: Rhino Tracking

Indian Wildlife Viewing

Follow up an Indian safari with even more animal encounters, or discover India's wildlife for the first time in the diverse Kaziranga National Park. Spend three nights at the picturesque and natural Diphlu River Lodge, set in the only natural habitat of the Indian rhinoceros and near the Brahmaputra river where you can spot the endangered Gangetic dolphin.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 3 nights at Diphlu River Lodge in Kaziranga National Park

Activities

  • Rhino tracking
  • Boating and dolphin watching through the Brahmaputra river
  • Jungle walk with expert naturalist guide
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to India might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Trip Extension

Not ready to return back to reality? This excursion is an example of an extension that can be added onto any India trip and start from either Mumbai or Delhi. They are not standalone itineraries, but rather an opportunity to add an extra experience focused on your own travel taste.

Day 1

Mumbai or Delhi to Kaziranga

This morning you will arrive at Guwahati airport from either Mumbai or Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your road transfer to Kaziranga National Park, famous as the only natural habitat of the Indian rhinoceros. The largest number of one-horned rhinoceros in the world roams its swamps, grasslands with tall thickets of elephant grass and areas of mixed deciduous and tropical semi-evergreen forest. It is home to a wide variety of other animals and birds, and the open vistas make it relatively easy to see many species of wildlife in a day.

As well as the Indian rhino, the park contains about 35 major mammals, including elephant, tiger, a small population of hoolock gibbon, capped langur, bristly hare, hog badger, otter, leopard, wild boar, sambar, swamp deer, hog deer, muntjac, water buffalo and gaur. Among the rich birdlife are a variety of indigenous species and thousands of migratory birds, seasonally attracted to the various water areas of the park from as far away as Siberia.

Upon arrival at Kaziranga, check into Diphlu River Lodge, where you will spend three nights. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

Diphlu River LodgeMeals: Dinner

Day 2

Kaziranga

This morning, after breakfast, go for a morning jungle safari throughout the national park to spot rhinos and other wildlife, then return to the lodge for lunch.

Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Diphlu River with environment-sensitive cottages overlooking the river, park or farmland, Diphlu River Lodge combines modern comforts with the thrill of the wild.

From spotting an Indian rhinoceros in its natural habitat to appreciating the tribal wisdom of the people of the land, the lodge offers experiences suited for individual preferences.

Explore the park on safari, watch the in-house, local team of craftsmen and weavers in action, revel in the dances of the region with special performances, visit rubber and tea plantations or discover the majesty of the Brahmaputra River and its playful dolphins.

Diphlu River LodgeMeals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

 

Day 3

Kaziranga

After breakfast, drive for about an hour to the old Silghat River Port by the Brahmaputra River for a dolphin boat safari.

A motorized country boat will first take you to Hatimura temple located on top of a hill. Sail downstream in a country boat to spot river dolphins at the confluence where the Bhorelli and Brahmaputra rivers meet. The endangered Gangetic dolphins are the National Aquatic Animal of India. After the boat ride, drive a short distance to visit a tea estate for lunch.

Post-lunch, drive to the Burapahar range of Kaziranga National Park for a jungle walk, accompanied by a forest ranger and naturalist. This range is comprised of thick forests and grassland. Sightings of the Malayan giant squirrel has been reported in this section of the park, and the other attractions are pied kingfishers, grey-headed canary flycatcher and many other birds as well as Asiatic water buffalos and the rhinos. There are plenty of butterflies also in this part of the park.

This evening, return to the lodge for dinner and enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

Diphlu River LodgeMeals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

Depart India

After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to the Guwahati airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival at the Mumbai airport, you will be transferred to The Orchid where you will have use of a day room until departure. Later tonight, you will be transferred to the Mumbai International Airport for your flight home. Safe travels!

N/AMeals: Breakfast