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Kaziranga Landscape, Rhino in Kaziranga National Park

  WILD LIFE  Destinations                                                                                                        . 

Kaziranga National Park & Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Spread over 430 sq km area  across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River. It is home of 2/3 world one horn rhino population. Its forests, wetlands and grasslands are home to tigers,deer, Asiatic  elephants, water buffalo ,and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. River dolphins swim in the park’s waters. It’s visited by many rare migratory birds, and gray pelicans roost near Kaziranga village.

 

Rhino grazing


Pobitora Wildlife Sancturay

Home to the densest population of One-horned Rhinos in the world, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Assam, approximately 30 km away from Guwahati in the Morigaon District. The wildlife sanctuary also sees an astounding diversity of bird species. No wonder then that it is also called 'Bharatpur of the East'. It has gained immense popularity due to its proximity to Guwahati. 


Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary It is the only sanctuary in India where one can spot the hoolock gibbons  and the  slow loris.The other wildlife creatures found here are stump-tailed macaque, eastern Assamese macaque, capped langur, leopards, jungle cats, different types of squirrel and civet, Indian elephants and several other mammals.The sanctuary is full of evergreen trees and  several other herbs and shrubs found here. Several avian species i.e.  Kalij Pheasant, Red Jungle fowl, Spotted dove and the Drongo Cuckoo  are also seen here . Some rare species of butterflies have also been spoted ocsasionally.

 

 

 


 

 

Manas National Park

Home to some of the rare and endangered wildlife like the Indian Rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog, the Manas National Park, spreading across an area of 950 square kilometers and covering the districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri, and Darrang, is another popular wildlife destination in North East India. The park with the influence of the Manas River mostly comprises a mixed forest of Sub-Himalayan light alluvial semi-evergreen, East-Himalaya mixed moist and dry deciduous, low alluvial savanna woodland, and Assam valley semi-evergreen alluvial grasslands. It shelters approximately 55 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 50 species of reptiles and 3 species of reptiles. Out of these wildlife… the Asian elephant, gaur, Asian water buffalo, slow loris, hoolock gibbons, otters, sloth bear, barking deer, sambar, chital and hog deer amongst the mammals are commonly sighted. Bird species like giant hornbills, jungle fowls, brahminy duck, egrets, pelican, eagles, falcons, bee-eaters, herons and ospreys are the major attractions for bird lovers. Travellers seeking for some more excitement may visit the nearby tribal villages. The Manas National Park is surrounded by many such villages and the Agrang village in the vicinity of the forest is one of the must visit places in Assam on your wildlife tour to North East India. The best time to visit this Park is during the winter season.

Nameri National Park

Comprising more than 600 species of plants, the Nameri National Park which shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh covers an area of about 200 square kilometers in Sonitpur district of Assam. It consists of mainly semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forest with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grasslands along several water bodies. Established as an elephant reserve… today it is home to several other endangered species like tigers, leopards, dholes and Himalayan black bears. Other common animal species that are found in Nameri National Park are pygmy hog, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, capped langur and Indian giant squirrel. The park is also a haven for bird lovers. The white winged wood duck, great pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, rufous necked hornbill, ibis bill, babblers, and plovers are the major attractions amongst the bird species. The park is also a great destination for an angling and fishing holiday in India as it is fed by many small rivers and water bodies. River rafting in Nameri River and guided hiking tours in the surrounding areas of Nameri National Park are some major adventure activities on your wildlife tour to North East Indiathat you can look forward to. The best time to visit the Nameri National Park is during the winter season.
 

 

 

 

 

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Situated in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam with the influence of the Brahmaputra, Lohit, and Dibru rivers, the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the best national parks in North East India and is the largest salix swamp forest in North East India. Spreading across an area of 350 square kilometers and comprising moist mixed semi-evergreen forests, moist-mixed deciduous forests, canebrakes and grasslands… the park is a safe haven to animal species like water buffalo, wild horse, tiger and langur. The park was established in the year 1890 as Dibru Reserved Forest to help conserve the habitat of the rare white-winged wood duck. Later the park was expanded as a wildlife sanctuary followed by Dibru-Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve and later in 1999 it was declared as a national park. The best time to visit the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is during the winter season.

 

Namdapha National Park

Spreading over an area of 1,985 square kilometers in the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity in Arunachal Pradesh, the Namdhapa National Park is the largest national park in North East India and is the only national park in India that is home to four kinds of felines – the common Indian leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard and tiger. The Namdhapa National Park comprises many different vegetation zones, including semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forest comprising mainly of thatch and grasses. It is a safe haven to several species of mammals, reptiles and birds. The rare mammal species other than four kinds of felines include the red panda, Himalayan black bear and dhole. The common species that are frequently spotted are the red giant flying squirrel, common palm civet, mongoose, cats, wildboar, musk deer, sambar, gaur, goral, serow, takin and bharal. Amongst the bird species… different kinds of hornbills, blabbers, weavers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, eagles and owls are the major attractions for bird lovers. Travellers can also indulge themselves in a tribal tour inside the Namdhapa National Park. The Lisu, Chakma, Tangsa and Singpo are some of the indigenous tribal settlements in and around the Namdhapa National Park. The best time to visit is between October and May.