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Assam Wildlife Tour
Assam is a north eastern state of India with its capital in the City of Guwahati, south of the eastern Himalayas. Assam has two large rivers running through it, the Bramaputra and the Barak Rivers. Assam is roughly the equivalent to the size of Ireland or Austria. Assam shares International borders with Bhutan to its north and Bangladesh to its south. Assam became part of the India following the Treaty of Yandaboo in 1826.
Wildlife in Assam
Assam has successfully conserved the one horned rhinoceros from near extinction. It also has tiger and wild elephant living in one of the last remaining wild habitats. There are a number of wildlife parks with the Manas and Kaziranga both designated as world heritage sites. Assam has a huge range of birds the Manas National Park has over four hundred different species of birds alone.
Kaziranga National Park :
Kaziranga National Park, situated in the main heart of the state, is well-known for its one-horned rhinoceros. It covers an area of 430sq. km.
The mighty river Brahmaputra flows near Kaziranga. The beautiful natural scenarios, the grassland, the various species of animals, the waterlands make Kaziranga a famous tourist spot. It is in Golaghat district.
Kaziranga is situated at a distance of 239 km from the Guwahati Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport. The distance to Jorhat Airport is 97 km.
Assam State Transport service, private buses; taxies of the tourist agencies provide transport service from Guwahati to Kaziranga. Wildlife resorts are also found near Kaziranga.
Nameri National Park
Situated at the foot hills of eastern Himalayas, Nameri National Park covers an area of about 200 sq. km. Hills, deciduous forests and the river Jia Bhoroli have all added a unique charm to it. It is about 35 km. from Tezpur town which is 181 km. from Guwahati.The nearest airport is Salonibari(Tezpur). Atlas Moth with a wing span of more than 10 inches has been spotted at Nameri National Park Many wildlife species are found here such as the Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Pangolin, Indian Wild Dog, Civet Cat, Capped Langur etc. Nameri is a haven for bird watchers which include the most endangered White Winged Wood duck, four species of Hornbill in abundance, the small and beautiful Scarlet Minivet, to name a few. Many species of reptiles are also found in this National Park. It is an entomologist's paradise. A huge variety of different butterflies and moths are found here. Atlas Moth with a wing span of more than 10 inches has also been spotted here. The best season to visit is from October to April.
Orang (Rajiv Gandhi )National Park
The Orang National Park is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, covering an area of 78.81 sq. km. in Assam, the north eastern state of India. Also known as the Mini Kaziranga, the Orang National Park in Assam is famous for its natural scenic beauty that captivates the tourists from all over the world. The Assam Orang National Park was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13th of April 1999.
The fauna found here include the one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, leopard, sambar, barking deer, tiger, varieties of water birds, green pigeon, florican, teal, geese etc. The park is also famous for its migratory birds from places as far as from America like the milky white pelicans.
Manas National Park
The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, a Project Tiger reserve, lies among the foothills of the Bhutan Himalayas, in the far eastern state of Assam. Manas is home to India’s second-largest tiger population. Some of the other animals sighted while exploring the park are elephants, rhinos, wild buffaloes, leopards, capped langurs, Assamese macaques, slow loris, hoolock gibbons, smooth Indian otters, sloth bears, barking deer, hog deer, sambar and chital.
Manas is the most loved home to more than 450 species of birds. You can find a spectacular array of Giant Hornbills, Jungle Fowls, Bulbuls, Brahminy Ducks, Khaleej Pheasants, Egrets, Pelicans, Fishing Eagles, Serpent Eagles, Falcons, Scarlet Minivets, etc.
Dibru-Saikhowa National park
The fourth National Park of the state, this National Park lies partly in Dibrugarh district and partly in Tinsukia district and covers an area of about 340 sq.km. Of the seven parts of the park one part is wet land and the rest is mainly grassland and dense forest. The main attractions of Dibru-Saikhowa National Park are its semi-wild horse and White winged Wood- Duck. Other animals are Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Slow Loris, Indian wild water Buffalo, Capped Langur, Gangetic River Dolphin, Indian Wild Dog etc. More than 250 varieties of local and migratory birds are also found in this Park. The best season to visit is from November to March.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Pobitora wild life Sanctuary is situated in Morigan district of Assam. It is famous for its one horned rhinoceros, various domestic and migratory birds and various species of fish. It is surrounded by beautiful hills, wetlands, grasslands and dense forests. It is 50 km away from Guwahati, the main city of the state.
Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary
Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary is a home to the various winter migratory birds. The birds from the winter countries of the world migrate here due to its favorable climate and foods. Rani-Garbhanga Reserve is situated on the edge of the sanctuary. It is situated near the Guwahati Airport.
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