A UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a
Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve, this is
one of the beauteous national parks of India. Sprawling over an area of 391
sq km, Manas national park
is situated in the Himalayan foothills on
Indo-Bhutan borders and provides protection and conservation many highly
endangered species like roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, pygmy hog
etc. Manas national park
shares a exotic world of nature and animals with
Best Time : November to
Wildlife Species in Manas National
Entry Fee : Rs. 20 (Indians) & Rs. 250
is known for having very beautiful natural surroundings. The largest part of
Manas national park is covered with mixed deciduous forests, which are
interspersed by small glades of grass. There are small meadows crisscrossed
many rivers and streams in the thick forest foothills. The lower reaches of
the park has many smooth sandy stretches with clumps of trees. Manas river
is main source of draining.
Manas national park provides protection to the aggressive creatures like
tigers, elephants, rhinos, wild buffaloes, leopards, clouded leopards and
rare black panthers. Some other animals found in the park are gaurs, swamp
deer, capped langurs, golden langurs, assamese macaques, slow loris, hoolock
gibbons, smooth Indian otters, sloth bears, barking deer, hog deer, sambar
and chital. Two highly endangered species in the park include the hispid
hare and the pygmy hog.
The birds have a wide variety of migratory and local birds. Some of the
birds which can be watched here are giant hornbills, jungle fowls, bulbuls,
brahminy ducks, khaleej pheasants, egrets, pelicans, fishing eagles, serpent
eagles, falcons, scarlet minivets, bee-eaters, magpie robins, pied
hornbills, gray hornbills, mergansers, harriers, ospreys and herons.
What else to see and do?
Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information,
- Jeep Safari is the fastest way to explore the wildlife in the park.
Watching them by using powerful binoculars with night vision facilities
at night is an exclusive attraction to your jeep safari.
- Boating on Manas river is another attractive option to explore the
wildlife in the park. Boat ride make you trip around 35 km away from
- The most popular and also exciting way is elephant rides. The park
authorities arrange you elephant ride from Mathanguri. It take you
through the dense forest offering the views of rhinos and tigers.
- Orang and Pabitora are some other wildlife sanctuaries located near
the Manas. Visit them for a comprehensive wildlife observation.
It is very easy to reach Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. Ideally, the park is
located just 176 km away from Guwahati which is the capital and largest city
of Assam. Nearest airport is Borjhar Airport which offers reglar flights
from all important cities of the countries. It is well connected by NH 31
(22 km) and is accessible by buses, coaches and taxis. Barpeta Road is the
nearest railhead and offers plenty of trains to all parts of the country.
Guwahati 176 km is the nearest city and capital of the state. It occupies
all categories of hotels and restaurants. There are also available some
resorts and lodges available in and around the park. All of them offer fine
facilities and accommodation.
- Manas Jungle Camp
- Mothanguri Rest House