: Kamrup district, Assam
39,100 hectares / 2840 sq. km
A Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve, Manas
National Park is the most pristine wildlife habitat in India. It also has a
distinction of being a UNESCO Natural World Heritage (in danger) site.
Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, this scenic wild life park reflects a
fine fusion of Indian and Chinese influences in its amazing bio-diversity.
The national park is drained by the picturesque Manas River that demarcate
India from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Being an excellent abode of
Tigers, Manas National Park has been the center of attraction for the wild
life conservationist. The park is also home to some of the rare wildlife
species including one horned rhinos, wild buffaloes, leopards, clouded
leopards and the amazing black panthers. Apart from the wild beasts, the
place is haven for local and migratory bird- A paradise for watchers.
The Monsoon forest of Manas lies on the border between Indo-Gangetic and
Indo-Malayan bio-geographical realms. A succession of Sub-Himalayan mountain
forest makes it one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world.
The main vegetation type of the park are as follows:
- Assam Valley Semi-Evergreen Alluvial Grasslands which cover almost
50% of the Park.
- Sub-Himalayan Light Alluvial Semi-Evergreen forests in the northern
- East Himalayan mixed Moist and Dry Deciduous forests (the most common
- Low Alluvial Savanna Woodland
Manas National Park has recorded 55 species of mammals, 380 species of
birds, 50 of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. The fauna of the park
includes Asian Elephants, Indian Rhinoceros, Gaurs, Asian Water Buffaloes,
Barasingha, Tigers, Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Asian golden cat, Capped
Langurs, Golden Langurs, Assamese Macaques, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons,
Smooth-coated Otters, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar Deer and
The national forest reserves is also abode for over 380 species of birds
including the largest population of endangered Bengal Florican. Other birds
include Giant Hornbills, Jungle Fowls, Bulbuls, Brahminy Ducks, Kalij
Pheasants, Egrets, Pelicans, Fishing Eagles, Serpent Eagles, Falcons,
Scarlet Minivets, Bee-Eaters, Magpie Robins, Pied Hornbills, Grey Hornbills,
Mergansers, Harriers, Ospreys and Herons.Endangered Wildlife Species:
Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.
Nearby Tourist Destinations
Guwahati ( Distance: 180 km.) :
Kamla Devi Temple
Hajo ( Distance: 205 km.) :
A sacred place for the Hindu,
Muslim and Buddhist community.
Other Wild Life Sanctuary :
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Manas National Park is between the month of November
How to Reach
Nearest Airport: Guwahati (176 km.)
Nearest Station: Barpeta Road
Regular bus services connect Manas National Park to
Guwahati. The closest roadhead from the park is Barpeta Road at a distance
of 41 kms.
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