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Welcome to the Landmark Woods Hotel at Kaziranga ~ Kaziranga National Park ~ Assam ~ India

When it comes to booking luxury accomodations at Kaziranga National Park there aren’t a whole bunch of options. Although the numbers are a few, but the services offered at these luxurious resorts at Kaziranga National Park are at par with the four star categories of hotels. One such accommodation option is the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga National Park – a four star category luxury resort located on a sprawling 15 acre area just the the foothills of a mountain range between the Burapahar and Bagori range of Kaziranga National Park. The Landmark Woods is the first luxury accommodation that arrives on your drive from Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park and a small diversion on the right of the National highway leads you on a paved pathway that leads to the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga National Park. The Landmark group of hotels is one of the fast growing hotel chains of North East having luxurious accommodation properties at Guwahati, Shillong and Haflong. Each of their properties are located at locations that are perfectly blended with nature and offer its visitors a unique experience to enjoy the beauty of North East India.

The Landmark Woods Kaziranga is a property you cannot simply take your eyes off from. The artistic grandeur of the hotel speaks richly about the rich cultural heritage of the Kaziranga National Park with rooms designed in an elegant manner to suit your stay amidst a jungle setup and also not to miss out on the modern luxuries that cater to the comfort and luxury of its guests. The Hotel has a huge open area where visitors can take a morning walk enjoying the breath of fresh air and listening to the sounds of the birds of Kaziranga. There is a swimming pool to spend your time at leisure while your stay at Kaziranga National Park. Evening cultural performance are arranged here alongside Bonfire. The staff is very courteous and ensure to pay heed to all your requests and make your stay at Kaziranga National Park a very memorable one and to cherish for a lifetime. The Manager of Landmark Woods Kaziranga Mr. Amitabh is a jolly guy who keeps visiting the customers at the Lobby and Restaurant and coordinated between the guests and the hotel staff to cater to the needs of the guests.

The Landmark Woods Kaziranga has an inhouse restaurant that offers a wide range of traditional and continental meals. There is a Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Dinner served here that caters to the taste buds of all the travellers here. The Restaurant is elegantly designed in traditional Assamese architecture and has a wide range of food options to choose from. The Assamese Thali served at the Landmarks Woods is a sheer delight and must try. The is also bar available here that serves a wide range of beverages for the evening relaxation. Also available are Pool tables, Open Amphitheatre and Movie screening rooms.

Facilities available at the Landmark Woods – Kaziranga National Park

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Car Parking
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air-Conditioner, Tea/Coffee Maker, Mini Bar, LCD TV, Etc. In All Rooms
  • WiFi Internet At Public Places In Resort
  • Swimming Pool, Gym, Massage & Spa Center And Recreation Activity Center
  • Pick up and Drop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Water
  • Bonfire
  • Traditional Dance Performances
  • Television
  • Telephone and Fax Facilities
  • Jeep Safari
  • Elephant Safari
Landmark Woods – Bagori – Kaziranga National Park
Room Types Total Nos.  Occupancy Tariff (INR)
Luxury Double Rooms 30 Single/Double 5000
Nationality Safari Rates at the different Ranges in Kaziranga National Park (6 Persons Tariffs)
Ranges Bagori Kohora Agaratoli Burapahar
Jeep Safari
Indians (Per Jeep) 3650 3550 4250 4750
Foreigners (Per Jeep) 7000 6900 7600 8100
Elephant Safari
Indians (Per Head) 1200
Foreigners (Per Head) 2500          2500

** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October

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Hosting our guests from Bangalore at Landmark Woods – Kaziranga

On my first tour I had executed, I welcomes Mr. Gopikrishna and his family to North East India and we toured Assam and Meghalaya over 6D/5N and as they were on a tight schedule and also wanted to visit most of the tourist places of interest and so I had to plan their in a way that we could cover most of the destinations and also at the same time not to make the tour schedule very hectic because his aged mother was also travelling with us and too much of rush wouldn’t have been good for her and also his two young daughters as well. They wanted reservations at the best hotels and accommodations available and so across all the places where we would halt I had to choose the best available Hotels/Resorts at a prescribed budget as well. At Kaziranga I wanted the guests to halt at IORA – the Retreat but even after trying a lot I couldn’t accommodate them because it was completely booked on the days of our travel and even though the person at IORA assured me that they might be able to spare two rooms as there were chances of cancellation but they could confirm that only 2 days prior to our arrival at Kaziranga but I did not want to take any chances an instead O chose to halt our guests at the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga that is another very nice property to halt with at  3 star amnesties.

So the reservations were done at the Polo Orchid in Cherrapunji, Centre Point in Shillong, Landmark Woods at Kaziranga and the MDs continental at Jorhat and the day to the tour approached when I would pick our guests from the Guwahati airport and I had arranged for a Toyota Innova vehicle for our guests and one backup car as well where I would be travelling with a friend just covering Meghalaya. I welcomed the guests and we headed to the Maa Kamakhya temple at Guwahati to begin our tour with the blessings of the Goddess and later head on to Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. The guests had flown in to Guwahati from Kolkata by an early morning flight and at 8 AM we reached the Kamakhya temple to begin the Darshan and post the Darshan at 10 AM we started on our drive to Cherrapunji that would take about 5 hours as it was a Sunday and we would not encounter the traffic in Shillong. After a drive of 3 hours we crossed Shillong and reached Upper Shillong and we halted for lunch at a nice restaurant and later headed on our journey to Cherrapunji. We had to cover the tourist destinations in Cherrapunji today itself because tomorrow we be covering Dawki, Mawlynnong and heading on our drive to Shillong and so once we reached Cherrapunji we drove up to sight the tallest plunge waterfall in India – the Nohkalikai Falls.

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The grandeur of the Seven Sister Falls at Cherrapunji in Meghalaya

One of the prime tourist attractions in Cherrapunji the view of the drive to this waterfall makes you feel like you are in Scotland and the guests were beginning to feel of their enjoyment they would be having across the tour. We viewed the grandeur of the Nohkalikai falls and later we visited the Mawsmai caves and headed to the Polo Orchid Towers at Cherrapunji from where we got to view the grandeur of the Seven Sister Falls in Meghalaya. The guests checked in and I ordered for their dinner and we went to check in to the Coniferous Resort where we would be halting as it is a budget stay option in Cherrapunji. The next morning we started on our drive to Dawki to visit the border of India and Bangladesh and also to enjoy the clear water boating on the waters of the Umngot River. The guests enjoyed their day at Dawki and the boating experience and we headed to Mawlynnong to have our lunch and visit the cleanest village of Asia and also the Living Root bridge at Riwai.

Our drive continued to Shillong and the traffic caught us at the Police bazaar and it took us a while to entire the parking premise of the Centre Point Hotel in Shillong. I asked the driver to take our guests to the India’s only Glass mosque at Laban area in Shillong and this ended our day. The next day we began our drive to Kaziranga National Park from Shillong in the morning after breakfast and we moved into the border of Assam to enter Assam and continue to drive towards Kaziranga via Sonapur and Jagiroad. We made a halt at Nagaon to have our lunch at the Seven Sisters Dhaba. We enjoyed a sumptuous veg thali and further continued on our drive to Kaziranga crossing Amoni, Koliabor and Jakhlabandha. We entered the Burapahar range of Kaziranga National Park and to the good luck of the guests we were able to sight the rhinoceros from the Gajraj view point near Burapahar and we stopped our vehicle to witness this majestic beast of an animal. We were standing on top of a cliff and so the rhinoceros was standing at a distance and also we didn’t carry binoculars yet we just gazed at the beauty of the rhinoceros and hoped that tomorrow would be a better day when we would be going for a jeep safari ride inside the forest reserves of Kaziranga to spot not only the rhinoceros but other majestic animals and bird species as well.

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Our guests going for boating on the waters of the Umngot river at Dawki

We started on our drive to head to the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga that is located midpoint between the Burapahar and Bagori range of Kaziranga. The Landmark Woods in located on a hill top a little ahead after taking a right diversion from the road and a clear cut signage is present that highlights where we need to take this diversion to reach to the Landmark Woods in Kaziranga. The road was under construction and narrow as well but not a problem to drive on as the vehicular movement on this road was less and we crossed a small village settlement and finally started our ascent uphill to reach the beautiful campus of the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga. Owned and operated by a chain of luxury hotels, the Landmark group has properties at Guwahati, Shillong, Kaziranga and Haflong and most of these are luxurious properties catering to the high end guests. We reached the parking lot of the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga and the area of the place was huge and we were welcomed at the reception and the attendant were all dressed in traditional Assamese attires and they welcomed us with folded hands. We finished the check in formalities and the guests were taken to their rooms that are present behind the reception area at the Landmark Woods and the dining area is just adjacent to the reception with a big swimming pool area that can be viewed from the rooms.

For our guests we had two rooms booked at the Landmark Woods Kaziranga and the rooms were all modern designed and equipped with luxurious bed, upholstery and elegant bathrooms as well. The guests took time to freshen up and I went around exploring the beautiful campus of the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga. Behind the campus they had an artificial pond in a shape of the semi-circle with a wooden bridge over it at the centre and one could cross this bridge and admire the beauty of the Karbi Anglong hills behind the campus of the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga. The Landmark Woods at Kaziranga offers a multi cuisine restaurant and a well-stocked bar as well.  The restaurant is known to serve a wide array of cuisines that provide an authentic taste. Set amidst a beautiful setting and surrounding overlooking the pool area of the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga, the restaurant offers culinary creations enjoyed with tempting flavours and enchanting aromas. It is clear that the restaurant here offers a delectable atmosphere perfect for any occasion and the place is known to host various parties and occasion at Kaziranga. The lavish settings of the restaurant of the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga also provide flawless service and exquisite cuisines as well. The bar offers sophisticated cocktails and delicious small bites and high energy nightly environment that are a perfect place to end your day after a day of jungle safari in the interiors of Kaziranga National Park. Today evening there was ethnic Assamese cuisine dinner and I was sure the guests would love to have their taste of the Assamese cuisine at the Landmark Woods in Kaziranga. I called the jeep driver and asked him to come to the place tomorrow morning at 7 AM and we were to go for a jeep ride at 7.30 AM.

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Our Jeep awaits us at the Landmark Woods at Kaziranga

I wanted to spend time with the guests before dinner and so I sent the Innova driver to the Kohora area to search for a place for the two of us to halt tonight and I strictly asked him to find a room with twin beds and he said he would arrange for dinner as well and I sent him with his vehicle to the Kohora area of Kaziranga while I stayed at the Landmark Woods in Kaziranga and our guests came out of their rooms and the other guests as well who were staying there tonight. And as it was during the end of April with the tourist season at Kaziranga National Park drawing to a close so many guests visit during this time to catch the opportunity of the season to sight the varied flora and fauna of Kaziranga National Park before the monsoon arrives and hence most of the hotels and resorts at Kaziranga run full during this time. The receptionist told me that there was a folk dance session scheduled at 6.30 PM and the guests would get to witness the Bihu and the Jhumur dance styles of Assam for around a half an hour dance performance and post this I could go back to Kohora area to check in at the place of stay and call it a day. The guests started to take their places in the open area of the lawn of the Landmark Woods in Kaziranga and the performers began with at first the performance of the Jhumur dance.

The Jhumur dance is a traditional dance form of the tea garden people of Assam who were brought to Assam many years ago by the British from areas in central and western India to work in the tea gardens here and over the years they have settled in Assam and have become an integral part of the society here. The dancers clad in their traditional attire of white saree with a red border moved around in a circle performing the Jhumur dance and it was nice to see their performance here at the Landmark Woods Kaziranga. The next performance was of the Bihu dance of Assam and the guests were eagerly looking forward for the presentation of this dance as the Bihu dance of Assam is renowned across the World mostly for the artistic movements of the dance performance and also the glorious Muga silk attires that is adorned by the girls performing in Bihu this Bihu dance. The Muga silk Mekhela Chador is one of the most prized possession of an Assamese girl and it is to be adorned during special occasions like marriage ceremonies and the performance of this Bihu dance. The girls danced to the tunes of the Dhul and Pepa that were being played by the boys and the boys sang a nice Bihu song as well. The guests at the Landmark Woods Kaziranga enjoyed this dance performance and some even danced along with the troop and cheered after their performance and everyone tipped the dancers generously as well.

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The huge reception area at the Landmark Woods Kaziranga

The dinner buffet was being laid and the dinner starts at 7 PM at the Landmark Woods and I could see the various assortments being laid out all a fabulous array of the ethnic Assamese culinary delight and no wonder the buffet cost a good amount as well keeping in mind the number of dishes that were prepared. At 7.15 PM I took leave and started on my drive to go to the Kohora area in Kaziranga and I asked the guests to be ready by 7.30 AM as the jeep safari would commence I headed to the Kohora area. The Innova driver called me and asked me to come over to the Bon Habi resort at Kohora and take a left and there was a guest house here that he had arranged for our night halt at a pocket friendly budget of INT 1000 per night only and as it was only for the night I didn’t mind the amount. Generally for the taxi drivers who come to Kaziranga most of the hotels and resorts have some kind of an arrangement for their stay and I could have asked him to stay at the Landmark Woods itself but this meant that I had to search for a place for the night to halt and at 7.30 PM I did not feel like doing this because it was a long drive today and hence I asked for him to stay with me.

These taxi drivers keep coming to Kaziranga National Park more often with their guests and they know many guesthouses and small lodges that are budget priced which otherwise are not listed on the internet and finding a place like these to cook your accommodation become a challenge. Unlike the big hotels and resorts like the Landmark Woods that are present on the internet and you can make your bookings here by calling the place and paying an advance amount towards your stay confirmation you cannot find these small hotels on goggle and hence the best way is to tell these taxi drivers to look them for you. The place where we would be staying tonight was none other than the Subhalaya Guest House whose mention you will find across this website because this has been over the years my favourite places to stay at a pocket friendly budget here in Kaziranga National Park and this was the first time I was halting here and also we were the first guests to stay as the place had just opened up today with three rooms and I couldn’t have asked for anything better at this price. The driver had brought the dinner from the Pelican Dhaba as a takeout and it was a nice Assamese meal with fish and to end our day he even brought half a bottle of whiskey as well and I didn’t mind because he arranged everything in the prescribed budget of INR 1600 I had given him including the price of stay and food and I freshened up and we had our whiskey and dinner and retired to bed after a long day.

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The Souvenirs shop at the Landmark Woods in Kaziranga

The next morning we were up at 5.30 AM and we freshened up and headed to the Landmark Woods after a quick breakfast at the Kohora market area and we reached by 7 AM at the Landmark Woods. The jeep driver had already reached and he was preparing his jeep for our safari ride. It was a pleasant weather but there looked chances of rain and so the driver was getting the things in place in case we encountered the rains. The jeeps in Kaziranga National park used for the jeep safari rides are generally open top jeeps and during the winters it is not a problem as the chances of rain are quite les but as we were visiting towards the end of April the monsoon season is just about to set in and the rains had already visited certain parts of North East India and so we were prepared in case the weather went bad today. So while the driver looked after the jeep arrangements I went in to check on our guests who were about to finish their breakfast and the other guests were slowly coming to the dining area to have their breakfast as well.

We soon stated on our jeep ride and our jeep safari was scheduled at the Bagori range of Kaziranga national park and it was about 10 minutes’ drive on the jeep from the Landmark woods Kaziranga. In between the Bagori range and the Landmark woods there is a viewpoint and often rhinos are spotted in this area and to our luck there were quite a few of them grazing in the open field area and the jeep driver stopped for us  and we got down to admire the animal here. There were two boys here who were renting out binoculars for INR 30 and people were renting these to view the animals from a close distance and the boys even helped to use the binoculars and capture an image with my phone as well. With this we started on our drive again and reached the Bagori range at 8 AM to start on our safari ride. We were at leisure today as we just had to travel to Jorhat from Kaziranga after visiting the Kaziranga Orchid Park and we would reach by afternoon at Jorhat after our planned lunch at the Numaligarh Dhaba. A little into our ride we sighted the rhinoceros from a close distance and everyone got excited to see the rhino.

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Visitors going for Jeep Safari ride at the Bagori range of Kaziranga

The big beast stood in our way but it looked least bothered and it went about its business and grazing and also crossed the road ahead of our jeep. We went further and sighted wild boars, hog deers, Asiatic Wild water buffalo, jungle fowls, Sambar deers, Wild elephant herd and more rhinos and various bird species including the prized Great Indian Hornbill and with this our hour and fifteen minute long jeep safari ride came to an end and we headed on our drive back to the Landmark Woods Kaziranga. The guests went to freshen up and pack their bags before we started on our drive to the Kaziranga Orchid Park and further to Jorhat. I cleared the dues at the reception of the Landmark Woods and we were off to the Kaziranga Orchid park where we spotted various orchid species, rice museum, handicrafts and handloom section, cactus garden and the performance at the stage area and further we headed to the Numaligarh Dhaba to enjoy our lunch and we reached Jorhat at 3 PM to check into the Hotel MDs Continental and later went to visit the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar and the Lachit Maidam. The next day we visited Majuli Island and came back to Jorhat after exploring the various Satras there and followed by our drive to the Dibrugarh airport the next day to end our tour.

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Our guests buying fresh Tea at the Amalgamated Tea plantations retail outlet at Kaziranga
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Witnessing the bamboo dance at Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga