The first and the oldest National Park in Assam situated in Golaghat
District, is a World Heritage site. Spread over an area of 430 sq. kms.,
Kaziranga National Park is the natural home of the one-horned Indian
a National Park in 1974 the landscape of
Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant
grass, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow
The one horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Indian bison, Swamp Deer, Samber,
Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Tiger, Leopard cat, Jungle cat, Hog badger, Capped
langur, Hollock gibbon, Jackal, Goose, Hornbills, Ibis, Cormorants, Egret,
Heron fishing eagle etc. all form a part of the very complex ecological
balance of the park.
During Winter a large number of migratory birds are also seen here.
The Park can be visited by Jeep, Car or on Elephant back.
Kaziranga is spread over more than 430sq. kms and is the place where
one of the last creatures of the prehistoric age, the rhinoceros lives.
The lumbering beasts are easy to spot even from the National Highway,
which passed by the sanctuary. They are best viewed from atop an elephant
and there are early morning elephant rides for tourist, which must be
booked in advance at the tourist center in Kaziranga.
Kaziranga is 217 kms from Guwahati and 96 kms from Jorhat by road.The
nearest airport is Rowriah(Jorhat). Tourists can either fly to Jorhat
or can go by surface to Kaziranga from Guwahati. The nearest railhead
MANAS NATIONAL PARK
Manas National Park in Assam
is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas
and a part of it continues across the
international border into Bhutan, where
it is known as the Royal Manas National
Park. Covering an area of 391 sq km,
the Manas National Park was declared
a sanctuary on 1st of October, 1928 and
was designated a World Heritage site
in December 1985.
The Assam Manas National
Park with its picturesque beauty and incomparable
wealth of wildlife offers one of the most
enthralling experiences. The sanctuary
also a world heritage site is home to a
great variety of wildlife, including tiger,
golden langur, wild buffalo, hispid hare,
pigmy hog, capped langur, Indian one-horned
rhinoceros, elephant, gaur, hog deer, 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
More than 250 varieties of local and migratory birds are also found in
The best season to visit is from November to March.
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
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