Kaziranga National Park
Lying along the mighty Brahmaputra River, the Kaziranga National Park covers an area of
about 430 sq. km. Kaziranga park is the oldest national park in Assam. This park
is known for the great one horned rhinoceros . But among the tall elephant grass
and rugged reeds, marshes & shallow pools are hidden many other animals.
These animals are very much part of the complex ecological balance of the park.
Elephants, Indian bison, Swamp Deer, Sambar, Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Tiger,
Leopard. Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Hog Badger, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon,
Jackal, Goose, Hornbill, Ibis, Cormorants, Egret, Heron Fishing Eagle and many
more. All these are joined by a number of migratory birds during winters. And of course
the scenic national park supports all of them with grace and style.
Manas National Park
Manas National Park is famous for the Majestic Tigers. This park is the only Project Tiger in
Assam. The sub-Himalayan hills forms the back drop of this park. The scenic
beauty and rare wealth of wild life combine with this unique world heritage site
to offer one of the most enthralling experiences. The core area of Manas Park is
360 kms. Manas is also noted for its population of the rare golden langur -
found only in this part of the country. They are often spotted in the tall
trees. Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog and Golden Langur are some of the rare species of
animals to be found in the park apart from the Tiger. Elephants, Rhinoceros,
Wild Buffalo, Wild Boar, Sambar, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer are some of the animals
which are easily spotted at this park. Come winter and Manas is full of
Migratory birds like the Riverchats, Forktails, Cormorants and ducks like the
Ruddy Shelduck. There are regular woodland birds like the Indian Hornbill and
Orang Wild Life Sanctuary
Popularly known as mini Kaziranga, Orang national park covers 72 sq kms only and is
located towards the north bank of Brahmaputra. This park is 150 kms from
Guwahati and 32 kms from Tezpur. The nearest railhead is Saloni & Rangapara
is the closest railhead. The park has only a small rest house so it is better to
stay at Tezpur and visit this park.
Pabha or Milroy Sanctuary
Located in Lakhimpur Dist., Pabha Sanctuary spreads in an area of 49 sq.
Sanctuary was created to protect the wild water buffalo. Details can be obtained
from the Chief Conservator of forest, Wildlife, Zoo- Narengi Road, Guwahati-
Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary
Slightly larger than the Pabha Sanctuary, Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area
of 175 sq. kms. It is located along the foothills of Himalayas in Sonitpur
District. This park combines scenic beauty with the exotic wildlife. It is the
home for Elephant, Indian Bison and many other species of birds & animals.
Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
Famous for wild horses.This sanctuary is a safe haven for extremely rare white winged wood
duck and many migratory birds. Speciality of Dibru Saikhowa is it's wild horses,
called Feral Horses. Margherita- 14 kms east of Digboi, this is the centre of
Tea Gardens, Plywood factories and coal mines. Namdapha National Park- 100 km
east of Digboi in Arunachal Pradesh beyond Margherita is a true wilderness, not
widely known and is a vast stretch of enchanting beauty of lush green
Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
It is situated in the Nagaon Dist. This park has a small area of 60 sq.
kms. Laokhowa wildlife
Sanctuary is just 15 kms from Nagoan town so the park can be visited while
staying at Nagaon. This park is famous for one horned Rhinos, wild buffalo,
Swamp deer and many varieties of birds.
Other Wildlife Sanctuaries and Forest Reserves
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (Guwahati)
Nagaon Dist. Namber Wildlife Sanctuary (Golaghat Dist.)
Barnadi Game Reserve ( North Kamrup)
Pani Dihing Bird Sanctuary (Sibsagar Dist.)