Wednesday, July 6, 2022


Parks - Kaziranga National Park | Manas Wildlife sanctuary| Nameri National Park| Dibru - Saikhowa National Park | Orang National Park| Pabitora Wild Life Sanctuary | Chandubi | Deeporbeel Bird Sanctuary

Kaziranga National Park

This park is 215 Km away from Guwahati, at Kohora. The best season is November mid to April. It is closed during monsoon ( April to mid October). Trained elephants are available as mounts for seeing the park. Jeep drives are also available.

Park roads are open 0800 - 1100, 1400 - 1630.  Elephant rides between 0500 - 0600, 0630 - 0730 and 1530 -1630.  These are the three road routes : (1) Kazi ranga range - Kohora, Daglang, Foliomari, (2) Western range - Baguri, Monabeel, Bimoli, Kanchanjuri. (3) Eastern range - Agortoli, Sohola, Rangamatia.  The observation towers are situated at Sohola, Mihimukh, Kathpara, Foliamari and Harmoti.

This park occupies around 430 sq km. It is a World Heritage Site. The Indian one-horned rhino is the main attraction of this park. It was declared a game reserve in 1926 to save the one-horned rhino.  A single horn of the rhino was worth of US $ 40,000 in 1995. It has swamp deer, hog deer, wild pig, hoolock, wild buffalos, sambar gibbon, pythons, tiger and elephants. There is a rich variety of shwater fowls, the egrets, pond herons, river terns, fishing eagles, adjutant storks, black necked storks are also available. The river here,  has the gharial (fish eating crocodile) and dolphins. 
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Manas Wildlife sanctuary 

This sanctuary lies in the foothills of the Himalayas,  south east of the river Manas.  Visit : 0900-1200, 1400 - 1700.   Elephant ride is the best to see the animals from close range rather than the boat rides. The 3 hour elephant ride starts from Mothanguri. The simul, khoir, udal, sida, bohera and kanchan are the common trees in and around the park. The sanctuary is rich with many types of birds. Otters are commonly seen in the Manas river.  Click here for more details


Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park covering an area of about 200sq. kms is located at the foothills of eastern Himalayas about 35km from Tezpur, the nearest town. The park is the second Tiger reserve of Assam. The park consists of deciduous forests, hills and the river Jia Bhoroli flows through it. Nameri was set up as a sanctuary on 18th September 1985 with an area of 137 sq km which was actually a part of Naduar Forest Reserve. Click here for more details


Dibru - Saikhowa National Park

Dibru - Saikhova is the largest national park of Assam, spread over an area of 650 sq. km. It is located at about 13 kms north of Tinsukia town and about 515 kms from Guwahati and is bounded by the Brahmaputra river and Arunachal hills in the north and Dibru and Patkai hills on the south. This was declared a wildlife Sanctuary in 1986 by the government of Assam by uniting two Reserve forest, viz., Dibru and Saikhowa including some other areas. It was elevated to the National Park status in 1999 restricting its core area to 340 sq. km. with a large buffer zone. Click here for more details


Orang National Park (Mini Kaziranga)

Orang national park popularly known as mini Kaziranga, is located on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. The park covering an area of 72-sq-kms was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13th April 1999. Famous for its natural scenic beauty, the park is about 150-km from Guwahati and 31-km from Tezpur, the nearest town. Click here for more details


Pabitora Wild Life Sanctuary

Pabitora, is a small wildlife sanctuary located in the Morigaon district at a distance of 60 km from Guwahati. The sanctuary is well-known for its great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Click here for more details



Chandubi is a natural lagoon located 64 km from Guwahati. The lake and its surrounding is an ideal picnic spot. It provides facilities for ample fishing and rowing. Click here for more details


Deeporbeel Bird Sanctuary

Deeporbeel bird sanctuary covering an area of around 4 sq.kms of Deeporbeel wetland is situated at a distance of 18kms from Guwahati city in Kamrup district. The sanctuary is a breeding ground for variety of residential as well as a number of migratory birds mainly aquatic species. Click here for more details