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National Parks

Name

Area in Sq. km

Main attraction

Nearest Town

Contact Person

Telephone

Kaziranga NP

858.98

Rhino, Tiger, Bears, Wild Buffalo,Swamp Deer, Gaur, Gibbon, Bengal Florican, Dolphin, Otter

Bokakhat

Director Kaziranga National Park

03776-268095 (O)
03776-268086 (R)

Manas NP

500.00

Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Dhole Pigmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Bengal florican

Barpeta Road

Director, Manas National Park

03666-261413 (O)
03666-260288

Dibru-Saikhowa NP

340.00

Ferel horses, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, White winged wood duck and Salix swamp

Tinsukia

DFO, Tinsukia Wildlife Division

0374-2331472 (O)
2333082 (R)

Nameri NP

200.00

Tiger, 4 species of Hornbill, White Winged Wood duck, Golden Mahaseer

Tezpur

DFO, Western Assam Wildlife Division

03712-268054 (O)
268003 (R)

Rajiv Gandhi

78.91

Rhino, Tiger, Maljurias Bengal Florican, Otter

Mangaldoi

DPO, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division

03713 -230022

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Garampani

6.05

Elephant, Hot Water Springs

Diphu

DFO, Karbi- Anglong East Division

03371-272237 (O)
273303 (R)

Laokhowa

70.13

Elephant, Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Bengal Florican

Nagaon

DFO,  Nagaon Wildlife Division

03672-225632 (O)
223122 (R)

Bornadi

26.22

Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Dhole, Elephants, Tiger, Great Pied Hornbill, Peafowl

Mangaldoi

DFO Mangaldoi Wildlife Division

03713-230022 (O)

Chakrasila

45.50

Golden Langur, Gaur, Sambar, Barking deer

Kokrajhar

DFO,  Kokrajhar Wildlife Division

03661-270635 (O)
270241 (R)

Burachapori

44.06

Elephants, Tiger, Wild buffalo, Aquatic Birds, Bengal Florican

Tezpur

DFO,  Nagaon Wildlife Division

03672-225632 (O)
223122

Pani-Dihing

33.93

Stray Elephants; Birds Paradise

Sibsagar

DFO,  Sibsagar Division

03772-220989 (O)
223465

Hollongapar Gibbon

20.98

7 Primates (Hoolock Gibbon, Stump-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Pig –tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque ), Elephant, Leopard

Mariani

DFO,  Jorhat Division

0376-232008 (O)
230456 (R)

Pobitora

38.80

Rhino, Leopards, Barking Deer, Migratory Birds

Guwahati

S.K.Seal Sarma, DFO,  Guwahati Wildlife Division

94351-35894

Sonai -Rupai

220.00

Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Dhole, Sambar, White Winged Wood duck

Tezpur

DFO,  Western Assam Wildlife Division

03712-268054 (O)
268003 (R)

Bherjan, Borajan- Padumoni

7.22

Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque, Leopard

Tinsukia

DFO,  Tinsukia Wildlife Division

0374-2331472 (O)
2333082 (R)

East Karbi Anglong

222

Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock, Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill,

Diphu

DFO,  Karbi Anglong  East Division

03671-272237 (O)
273303 (R)

Nambor

37.00

Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill

Diphu

DFO,  Karbi Anglong  East Division

03671-272237 (O)
273303 (R)

Marat Longri

451.00

Tigers, Leopards, Gaur, Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon

Diphu

DFO,  Karbi Anglong  West Division

0371-272247(O)
272221 (R)

Nambor- Doigurung

97.15

Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill

Golaghat

DFO,  Golaghat Division

03774-284798
2284997(R)

Amchang

78.64

Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Lesser Cats, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur

Guwahati

DFO,  Guwahati Wildlife Division

0361-2656771 (O)
94350-31789

Dehing Patkai

111.19

Elephants, Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, White winged Wood Duck, Hornbills, Rain forests

Digboi

DFO,  Digboi Division

0375-264433(O)
284839 (R)

Borail

326.25

Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Hoolock Gibbon, Langur, Spectacled Monkey

Silchar

DFO,  Cachar Division, DFO, Karimganj Division

03842245648 (O)
03843273455 (O)

 
 
Kaziranga National Park

Attractions - Close look at Rhino, Swamp deer etc. on 'Elephant Safari' every morning. Sighting variety of wildlife by 'Jeep Safari', thousands of local and migratory birds flocking in wetlands and the scenic beauty of Karbi Anglong Hills.

Significance: Largest undivided representative area of Brahmaputra valley flood plain grassland, complex eco-system of grassland, where various stages of biotic succession in
 
What you expect to see :      

Mammals : The Park is the abode to more than 70% of One Horned Rhinoceros in the world. Highest density of tigers' prey including the large prey biomass of tiger found in the country. Harbours more than 60% of India's wild buffalo population along with the only population of the Eastern Swamp deer and seven species of turtles and tortoises. The other important wildlife found are - Leopard, Fishing Cat, other Lesser cats, Large Indian
Civet, Small Indian Civet, Sambar, Barking deer, Hog deer, Gaur, Hog Badger, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Sloth Bear, Gangetic Dolphin and Otter etc.

Census figures of Big Five are - One horned Rhino-1855 (2006), Swamp Deer -468 (2000), Wild Buffalo- 1431 (2001), Tiger-85 (2000), Elephant-1246(2005).

Birds: Home to 25 Globally Threatened and 21 Near Threatened species of birds. So far
480 bird species have been identified and recorded in the Park. The Baza, Bengal Florican, Hornbills, Osprey etc. are the endangered species. Presence of Pelicans and various waterfowls both resident and migratory etc.

Aquatic Flora & Fauna- More than 150 perennial water bodies are located inside the Park, where water level fluctuates temporally resulting in the generation of a very rich aquatic floral diversity. More than 32 species of flora have so far been identified.  More than 60 species of fishes have been recorded and is the breeding ground of many of the local species.

How to reach : Rowraiah (Jorhat) is the nearest Airport which is 97 Kms. away and LGBI Airport (Guwahati) is 239 Kms. away. The road distances from nearest cities & towns to Kohora are : from Jorhat is 89 Kms., from Nagaon is 96 Kms., from Guwahati is 219 Kms., from Golaghat is 73 Kms. and from Bokakhat is 21 Kms.

Where to stay:

Tourist Lodges & Resorts - Under Assam Tourism Department at Kohora - Bonani Lodge, Bonshree Lodge and Kunjaban Lodge, Tel..-03776-262423 and under Assam Tourism Development Corporation - Aranya Lodge and Prasanti Cottages, Tel.- 03776-262429.
Private Lodges - Wildgrass Resort near Kohora, Tel.-03776-262085, G.L. Resort, Burapahar, Tel.-03672-299823, Dolphin Lodge, Bokakhat, Tel.-94350-95991, Kaziranga Lodge, Bokakhat, Tel.-03776-268321, Dhansiri Lodge, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262501, Green Reed, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262417, Ma Kamala Resort, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262437, Wildlife Society, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262494, Holiday Home, Kohora, Bon Habi, Kohora, Tel.- 03776-262675, Ashraya, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262163.

Whom to contact for visit:

For Assistance -The Range Officer, Kaziranga Range, Kohora, Tel.-03776-262428, The Range Officer, Western Range, Baguri, Tel.- 03672-283463, The Range Officer, Eastern Range, Agoratoli, Tel.-03776-268032, The Range Officer, Burapahar Range, Ghorakati, Tel.-03672-279012.

For Information-The Director, Kaziranga National Park, P.O .Bokakhat ,Dist .Golaghat, Tel.-03776-268095(O), 268086(R ) Fax-268095, E-mail: unicornis @ sancharnet.in, Divisional Forest Officer, Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, P.O. Bokakhat, Dist. Golaghat, Tel.-03776-268007 (O) 268041 (R), ACF & WLRO, Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, PO.Bokakhat, Dist. Golaghat, Tel.-03776-268007 (O). Website-www.kaziranga100.com

Best season for visit -    November to April.


 
 
Manas National Park

Located in the Himalayan foothill bhabararea in the western Assam, Manas was originally a game reserve since 1928 and became a Tiger Reserve in 1974, a World Heritage Site in 1985, a Biosphere Reserve in 1989. Then declared as a National Park in 1990 with an area of 500 sq. kms. and also the core area of 2600 sq. kms. of Chirang Ripu Elephant Reserve. The park harbours more than 20 endangered species and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. It is also an Important Bird Area. White Winged Wood Duck was recently recorded in the Park.

What you expect to see :

Mammals: Rhino, Elephant, Tiger, Pygmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard, Golden Cat, Clouded leopard, Fishing cat, Leopard cat, Jungle Cat, the Large Indian civet, the Small Indian civet, Common palm civet or Toddy cat, Himalaya palm civet, Binturong, Common mongoose, Small Indian mongoose, Himalayan black bear, Sloth bear, Gaur, Water buffalo, Sambar, Hog deer, Barking deer, Swamp deer, Wild pigs etc.
How to reach : LGBI Guwahati Airport is 145 kms. and Barpeta Road Railway Station is 20 Kms. away.

Where to stay : The Bansbari Lodge (contact- Tel. +91 361 2602223/2602186, +91 99542 05360, E-mail: assambengal@rediffmail.com), Blue Hills Resort (contact- Manager, Blue Hills Travel, Palianbazar, Guwahati, Tel.- +91 361 2543059/2547911), Forest Rest Houses at Bansbari and Mathanguri (contact -Director or Deputy   Director, Manas Tiger Reserve), Cottages at Kokilabari (contact -Secretary/President, MMES. Kokilabari). There are many Hotels at Barpeta Road town, which is 20 kms. away from Bansbari.

Whom to contact for visit: Field Director, Manas Tiger Reserve, Barpeta Road -781315, Tel.- 03666-261413(0), 260288(R), 260289(Control Room), Fax : 03666-261413,   E-mail : abhijitrabha@hotmail.com ; Dy. Field Director, Manas Tiger Reserve, Barpeta Road -781315, Tel.- 03666-260289 (Control Room), 260338 (R), Website : www.manasassam.org

Best season for visit :   November to April.

 

 
 
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

It is a National Park as well as a Biosphere Reserve having an area of 340 sq. kms. in Tinsukia district.

An unique habitat endemic to Dibru-Saikhowa only, a habitat which has undergone radical transformation after the great earthquake of 1950. The migratory birds are a major attraction.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : 36 species of mammals have so far been recorded - Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Bears, Small Indian Civet, Squirrels, Gangetic Dolphin, Slow Loris, Assamese Macague, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Water Buffalo, Feral Horses etc.

Birds : It is an identified Important Bird Area (IBA) having more than 382 species of Birds, some of which are Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Greater Crested Grebe. Large Cormorant, Open bill Stork, Black necked Stork, Large Whistling Teal. Grey leg Goose, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle, Spot Billed Pelican, White Winged Wood Duck, Baer's Pochard, Greater Spotted Eagle, Pale Capped Pigeon, Great Pied Hornbill, Marsh Babbler, Jerdon's Babbler, Black Breasted Parrot bill, etc. The Park is renowned for natural regeneration of Salix trees.
How to reach : The Park can be visited by staying at Tinsukia town. Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport is the nearest Airport, which is about 40 kms. away from Tinsukia. The distance between Guwahati and Tinsukia is 500 kms. Tinsukia is well connected with Dibrugarh town by NH. 37 and the distance is 55 kms. Dholla is the nearest township of Saikhowaghat entry point.

Where to stay: Hotel Highway, AT. Road, Tinsukia, Tel- 0374-2335383/2332783/ 2340820, Hotel Jyoti, Rangagora Road, Tinsukia, Tel- 0374- 2333243, Hotel Urmila Continental, Rangagora Road, Tinsukia, Tel-0374- 2333777/2333773, Hotel Indralok, Prakash Bazar, Tinsukia, Tel- 0374- 2340398, Hotel President, Station Road, Tinsukia, Tel-0374 - 2340435 and Banashree Eco-Camp,Guijan , Tel.- 0374-2237666

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Tinsukia Wildlife Division, Tinsukia, Pin: 786126, Tel.-0374-2331472(0), Range Forest Officer, Guijan Wildlife Range, P.O. Guijan, Range Forest Officer, Saikhowa Wildlife Range, Na-bormurah, P.O. Dholla.

Best season for visit : November to April

 

 
 
Nameri National Park

The Nameri National Park of 200 sq. kms. area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344 Sq. km.). One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the south-western
boundary.

What you expect to see :

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Hispid hare, Slow Loris, Capped Langur, Dhole, Sloth Bear,Burmese ferret Badger, Binturong etc.

Birds : White  Winged Wood duck, Palla's fish-eagle, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Greater spotted Eagle, White ramped vulture, Long billed vulture, Black bellied Tern, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill etc.

Reptiles: Assam Roofed Turtle, Indian Soft Shell Turtle, Indian Flap Shell Turtle, Keeled Box Turtle, South East Asian Leaf Turtle, Common Blind Snake, Myanmarese Python, Indian Cobra, King Cobra, Pit Viper, Monitor Lizard.

How to reach -The distance from Nameri National Park to the nearest Salonibari Airport (Tezpur) is 34 kms., and Tezpur   is 40 kms., Guwahati   is 220 kms., Jorhat is 215 Kms, Nowgong is 110 Kms. and Kaziranga is 125 kms. away.
Where to stay : Blue Star Hotel, Jonaki Building, Tezpur, Tel-03712-220682, Oasis Hotel, Jonaki Road, Tezpur, Tel-03712-220724, Hotel Luit, Tezpur, Tel-03712-222083, Hotel Green View, Main Road, Tezpur, Tel-03712-223685, Kanyapur Hotel, Hatibilkhana, Tezpur, Tel-03712-220261.

The Tourist Lodges / Resorts - Assam (Bhoroli) Angling & Conservation Association, Tezpur Station Club, Tezpur, Pin-784001, Tel.-03712-220854, E-mail: assamangling@yahoo.com, contact - Mr. S.B. Dutta, Eco Camp, Potasali Village, Tarajan, P.O. Gamani, Dist.: Sonitpur, Pin- 784103, contact- Mr. Ranesh Roy, Camp Director, Tel. 094351-45563/094352-50025, Wild Mahseer, Balipara, Tel.- 094351 97650.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Dolabari, Tezpur, Tel.-03712-268054, Range Officer, Nameri Wildlife Range, Potasali (Assam), Tel.-03714-270558(0).

Best season for visit : November to April.

 

 
 
Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

 

The oldest game reserve of the State just on the northern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 78.80 sq. kms. and an important breeding ground for varieties of Fishes.
           
What you expect to see :

Mammal: Rhinoceros, Tiger, Maljuria Elephants (male elephants in group,), Hog
Deer, Wild Pig, Civet Cat, Porcupine and Gangetic Dolphin.

Birds : 222 species of Birds have so far been recorded, some of which are Spot Billed Pelican, White Pelican, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Brahminy Duck, Pintail Duck, Bengal Florican(2nd.highest concentration) etc.

Reptiles : Indian Rock Python, Black Krait, King Cobra, Cobra, Monitor Lizard.

Turtles : Seven species of Turtle and Tortoise.

How to reach : The nearest Airport Salonibari (Tezpur) is 80 kms. and the LGBI Guwahati Airport is 150 kms. The National Park is located 18 kms. south of the N.H. 52 at Dhansirighat and the distance to Mangaldai is 70 kms. and Guwahati is 150 kms.

Where to stay: Satsimalu Rest House - the most sought after accommodation as it provides a vintage point for viewing wildlife and Silbori Rest House at the Range H.Q. A Tourist Lodge located near the entrance to the park managed by the Tourism Department can accommodate 16 people at a time. It has 8 cottages.
The Forest Dormitory is located at the Gate and provides group accommodation
for 40 people, without bedding and food.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, Mangaldai, Darrang, Tel.- 03713- 230022, Range Forest Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Silbori, Tel.- 03712- 282379.

Best season for visit: November to April.

 

 
 
Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

 

The oldest game reserve of the State just on the northern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 78.80 sq. kms. and an important breeding ground for varieties of Fishes.
           
What you expect to see :

Mammal: Rhinoceros, Tiger, Maljuria Elephants (male elephants in group,), Hog
Deer, Wild Pig, Civet Cat, Porcupine and Gangetic Dolphin.

Birds : 222 species of Birds have so far been recorded, some of which are Spot Billed Pelican, White Pelican, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Brahminy Duck, Pintail Duck, Bengal Florican(2nd.highest concentration) etc.

Reptiles : Indian Rock Python, Black Krait, King Cobra, Cobra, Monitor Lizard.

Turtles : Seven species of Turtle and Tortoise.

How to reach : The nearest Airport Salonibari (Tezpur) is 80 kms. and the LGBI Guwahati Airport is 150 kms. The National Park is located 18 kms. south of the N.H. 52 at Dhansirighat and the distance to Mangaldai is 70 kms. and Guwahati is 150 kms.

Where to stay: Satsimalu Rest House - the most sought after accommodation as it provides a vintage point for viewing wildlife and Silbori Rest House at the Range H.Q. A Tourist Lodge located near the entrance to the park managed by the Tourism Department can accommodate 16 people at a time. It has 8 cottages.
The Forest Dormitory is located at the Gate and provides group accommodation
for 40 people, without bedding and food.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, Mangaldai, Darrang, Tel.- 03713- 230022, Range Forest Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Silbori, Tel.- 03712- 282379.

Best season for visit: November to April.

 

 
 
Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the oldest Sanctuary containing Hot water spring and Waterfalls and surrounded by Nambor Sanctuary having 51 rare species of Orchid.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Bear, Sambar,   Barking deer,   Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pig etc.
Birds : The Great pied Hornbill, Hill myna etc.
Reptiles : Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards.

How to reach : The nearest Airport Dimapur is 55 kms. and Jorhat Airport is 85 kms. away. The road distances from nearest Towns : from Golaghat is 35 kms., from Diphu is 92 kms, from Guwahati is 330 kms. and Kaziranga is 45 kms. away.

Where to stay : Aranya   Lodge, Tel.- 03776-262429, Bonani, Banashree, Kunjobon Lodges, Tel.- 03776-262423 under Assam Tourism at Kohora.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Divi­sion, Diphu, Tel.- 03671-272237(0), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit:    November to April.

 

 
 
Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is located on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 70.13 sq. kms. in the district of Nagaon and is a part of Laokhowa -Burachapori eco-system. An idea! habitat for Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalo.

What you expect to see :
                                                     
Mammals : Elephant, Wild buffalo, Hog deer, Barking deer, Tiger, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Civets, Lesser cat, Wild pig etc. Birds : About 225 species of birds recorded so far.

Fishes : Breeding ground for about 39 species of fishes. Amphibians : The water bodies provide excellent living condition for the amphibians and 9 species of them have so far been recorded.

Reptiles : 14 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary.

How to reach : The distance by road from Nagaon is 28 Kms. and from Guwahati is 148 Kms..
The nearest Railway Station is Nagaon and the nearest Air port is LGBI Airport (Guwahati).

Where to stay: Accommodation is available at Nagaon town in Hotels, Circuit House etc.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Nagaon Wildlife Division, Katimari, Nagaon -782002, Tel.- 03672-225632 (O), 225003 (R), Range Officer, Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Garajan, District- Nagaon,  Tel.- 03672-247592 (O).

Best time for visit: November to March.

 

 
 
Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary

A Sanctuary of only 26.22 sq. kms. area, situated on the foothills of Himalaya bordering Bhutan in the north, is an ideal bhabar tract. The Sanctuary was constituted especially for the protection and conservation of Hispid Hare and Pigmy Hog.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Chinese Pangolin, Porcupine, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Pigmy Hog, Wild Pig, Hispid Hare.

Birds : Peafowl, Hornbill, Swamp partridge, Bengal florican etc.

How to reach : The nearest Airport LGBI, Guwahati is about 150 kms. away. The Sanctuary is located 70 kms. from Mangaldoi, about 120 kms. from Tezpur and 140 kms. from Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park .

Where to stay : Visitors may stay in Hotels at Guwahati and Circuit Houses at Mangaldoi and Udalguri, contact - Deputy Commissioner, Darrang,
Tel.- 03713-222135 and Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri, Tel.- 03711-224433.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, Mangaldoi, , Tel-03713-230022.

Best Season for visit: November to April.

 

 
 
Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary

With an area of 45.50 sq. kms., Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Dhubri district in the western Assam and is the second home of Golden Langur off the foothills of Himalaya.

What you expect to see :

Mammals & Birds : Golden Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard etc. There are also 273 species of Birds, 11 species of Reptiles, 14 species of Amphibians and 60 species of Fishes have been recorded so far.

How to reach : The nearest Airport LGBI Guwahati is 263 kms. away and the road distance from Guwahati City is 269 kms., from Dhubri is 70 kms., from Bongaigaon is 50 kms. and from Kokrajhar is 7 kms.

Where to stay: A Forest Rest House is available at Choraikhola near Kokrajhar. Visitors may contact the D.F.O. Wildlife Division, Kokrajhar. Hotels in Kokrajhar - Hotel Omshri, J.D. Road, Kokra\har,Tel- 0366V271656.27A655, Sahara Lodge, Patalpur Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.- 03661-270824, Seven Brothers' Lodge, Bazar Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.- 03661- 271701. Basumatary Lodge, R.N.B. Road, Kokrajhar, Prashanti Lodge, R.N.B. Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.-03661-270094,94352-55113 , K.R. Lodge, J.D. Rd, Kokrajhar.

Whom to contact for visit: The D.F.O. Wildlife Division, Kokrajhar, Tel.- 03661 -270635 (O).

Best season for visit:    November to April.

 

 

Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Located on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in the Sonitpur district with I an area of 44.06 sq. kms. The Sanctuary is a part of Laokhowa - Burachapori , eco-system and comprises of a mosaic of wet alluvial grassland, riparian and semi-evergreen forests dotted by wetland and river system.

What you expect to see :

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Wild Buffalo, Hog Deer, Wiid Pigs etc. and occasional visit of herd of Elephants.

Birds :   Bengal Florican, Swamp partridge(fancolin), Wood Cock, Water Hen, Parakeets etc.
How to reach : By road from Salonibari Airport (Tezpur) it is 30 Kms., from Guwahati -160 Kms., from Jorhat -180 Kms. and from Nagaon- 40 Kms.

Best season for visit : November to   March.
 

Pani-Dihing Bird Sanctuary

A rich wetland eco-system of 33.93 sq. kms. on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in the Sibsagar district.

What you expect to see :

Birds : A paradise of migratory and resident birds, 50 far 165 species of Birds have been identified and recorded. A place for quite high concentration of Geese and other Migratory birds. The common birds seen are Bar-headed Goose, Grey leg Goose, Spot billed Duck, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Gargany, Shoveller, Red crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Open bill Stork, White necked Stork etc.

Aquatic Fauna : Varieties of fishes have been identified along with various species of Frogs & Snakes etc.

How to reach : By road from Rowriah Airport (Jorhat) it is 80 Kms., from Mohanbari Airport (Dibrugarh) 88 Kms., from Sibsagar 22 Kms., from Jorhat 75 kms., from Dibrugarh 73 Kms. and from Guwahati it is 386 Kms.

Best time for visit: November to March.

 

 

Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

A small Sanctuary of 20.98 sq. kms. in Jorhat district with semi-evergreen forests and evergreen patches amidst tea gardens and human settlements. The Sanctuary is named after the only Ape (Hoolock Gibbon) found in India.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, Pangolin, Assamese macaque, Pig tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Capped langur, Slow loris, Jungle cat, Indian civet, Giant squirrel, Barking deer, Sambar, Wild pig, Squirrels.

Birds : Indian Pied Horn Bill, Osprey, Hill Myna, Kalij pheasant etc.

Reptiles : Indian Python, Common Monitor Lizard, Indian Tent Turtle, Indian
Cobra.

How to reach : By road from Mariani Rly. Junction it is only 5 kms. away and from Rowriah Airport (Jorhat) it is 25 kms., from Jorhat town it is 20 kms.

Where to stay: Gibbon Forest Rest House(a small rest house located within the Sanctuary). For reservation contact Divisional Forest Officer, Jorhat Division, Tel.- 0376-2320008 (O), 2320456 (R), Prasanti Tourist Lodge under Assam Tourism Department located in Jorhat town, 22 kms. away from the Sanctuary. For reservation contact the Deputy Director, Tourism Department, Jorhat. There are also many good Hotels at Jorhat town.

Whom to contact for visit: The Divisional Forest Officer, Jorhat Division, Jorhat,
Pin. 785001, Tel.-0376- 2320008 (O), 2320456 (R), Forest Range Officer, Mariani
Range, P.O. Mariani, Dist.-Jorhat, Tel.- 03771-244125 (Office cum Residence).

Best season for visit: Throughout the year but best during June to July & February to March

 

 
 
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary



The Sanctuary harbours the world's highest density of One horned Rhinoceros, located in Morigaon district, but close to Guwahati City. The habitat comprises of Assam alluvial grassland with hilly forests for an area of 38.81 sq. kms. This is also an Important Bird Area.

What you expect to see :

Mammals: A total of 81 Rhinoceros were sighted during the estimation in April, 2006. Other mammals found are Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, feral Buffalo, Wild pigs, Chinese pangolins etc.

Birds: Altogether 375 species of both migratory and resident birds of 46 families have been recorded so far, with 14 listed in the Indian Red Data Book.

buffaloesFishes : An important breeding ground for a variety of fishes.

Amphibians : 9 species of amphibians have been recorded.

Reptiles : 27 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary.

Visitor facilities - Elephant ride & Jeep Safari facilities are available. Suitable site for bird watching with guaranteed Rhino sighting. Picnic site near Garanga Beel.

How to reach : From Guwahati 35 Kms. via Chandrapur and 52 kms. via NH.
37 Sonapur.

Where to stay: Mayang Tourist Lodge under Tourism Department with 4 rooms,
Forest Department Inspection Bungalow at Mayang with 2 rooms.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, Guwahati-781009. Tel.-0361-2550207(R), 094350 31789 (Mobile), Range Officer, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Mayang, Dist.-Morigaon,
Tel.-03678-248157(O).

Best time for visit: November to March.

 

 
 
Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is located in the foothills of Himalaya in the Sonitpur district with an area of 220 sc|. kms. and offers views of both scenic beauty and wildlife.

What you expect to see :

Mammals: Tiger, Lesser Cats, Elephant, Qaur, Wild Boar, Hog Deer, Barking Deer.

Birds : White Winged Wood Duck, Hornbill, Pelican etc.

Reptiles : Python, Russell's Viper etc.

How to reach : The Salonibari (Tezpur) Airport is 45 Kms. from the Sanctuary. The nearest  Towns - Tezpur is 52 Kms. and Dhekiajuli is 30 Kms. from the Sanctuary.

Where to stay: Forest Inspection Bungalow at Tezpur, contact Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712-268054.
Hotel Luit, Tezpur, Tel.- 03712-222083, 224704, Tourist Lodge, Tezpur, Tel.-03712-221016.

Whom to contact for visit : The Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam
Wildlife Division, Tezpur,    Tel.- 03712 - 268054(0), 268003(R).

Best season for visit - November to April.

 

 
 
Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary with 3 separate blocks is located in Tinsukia district and is an ideal habitat for the Primate species.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : Some of the mammals found in the Sanctuary are Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Pig tailed Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur and Hoc-lock Gibbon, besides few Leopards, Wild Pigs and Giant Flying Squirrel etc.

Birds: 84 species of birds have been found including Osprey, Kingfisher, Indian
Pied Hornbill, Lmeated Barbet, Woodpecker, Drongo, Common Mynah, Bulbul,
Magpie Robin, Wagtail and varieties of woodland birds.

How to reach : By road from Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport it is about 40 kms. away. From Tinsukia town - Bherjan block is 3 kms. away, Borajan block is 6 kms. away and Padumoni block is 5 kms. away.

Where to stay : Good Hotels are available in Tinsukia - Hotel Highway, AT. Road, Tel-0374- 2335383/2332783/2340820, Hotel Jyoti, Rangagora Road, Tel-0374 - 2333243, Hotel Urmila Continental, Rangagora Road, Tel-0374- 2333777/2333773, Hotel Indralok, Prakash Bazar, Tel-0374- 2340398, Hotel President, Station Road, Tel-0374- 2340435.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Tinsukia Wildlife Division, P.O. Borguri, Pin:786126,Tel.- 0374-2331472, Range Forest Officer, Guijan Wildlife Range, P.O. Guijan, Tinsukia.

Best season for visit: October  to April.

 

 
 
East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

East Karbi Anglong   Wildlife Sanctuary, with 221.81 sq. kms. is an important component of the Karbi Anglong-Kaziranga landscape, rich in both floral & faunal diversity and is located in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council.

What you expect to see :

Mammals :   Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Bears,   Barking deer,   Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pigs, Lesser cats etc.

Birds : High diversity of woodland birds.

Reptiles & Amphibians: Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards, Hill tortoise etc.

How to reach : From Dimapur Airport the Sanctuary is 150 kms. away by road, from the LGBI Airport Guwahati It is about 190 kms. and from Rowraiah (Jorhat) Airport it is 110 Kms. away.

Where to stay : Tourist Lodge, Diphu, Tel.-03671-272694 (O), A small Forest Inspection Bungalow is available at Dokmoka town, only 37 kms. away from the Sanctuary, Contact - Range Forest Officer, Western Range, Dokmoka. Hotels & Lodges are available at Diphu town which is 132 Kms. away and at Nagaon town which is 127 kms, away from the sanctuary.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division,
Diphu, Tel.-03671 - 272237(O), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit: November to April

 

 
 
Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading 37 sq. kms. contiguous to Garampani WLS is located in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council. It harbours 51 rare species of Orchid.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Bears,   Sambar,   Barking deer,   Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pig etc.

Birds : Rich in terrestrial woodland birds.

Reptiles : Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards.

How to reach : From Dimapur Airport it is only 55 kms. and from Jorhat Airport it is 85 kms. away. The road distances from nearest Towns are - Golaghat -35 kms., Diphu -92 kms., Guwahati - 330 kms. and Kohora (Kaziranga N.P) is 70 kms. away.

Where to stay   : Aranya   Lodge, Tel.- 03776-262429, Bonani, Banashree, Kunjobon Lodges, Tel.- 03776-262423, all under Assam Tourism and located at Kohora .

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu, Tel.- 03671-272237(0), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit:    November to April

 

 
 
Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary

Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading 451.00 sq. kms. is located in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council. It is an important component of Dhansiri- Lungding Elephant Reserve.

What you expect to see :
Mammals: Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Lesser Cat,   Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Porcupine,
Slow Loris, Pangolin etc.

Birds: High diversity of hilly and woodland birds.

Reptiles: Banded Krait, Rock Python, Monitor Lizard, Hill Tortoise etc.

How to reach : From Dimapur Airport it is only 60 kms. away and from Diphu Railway Station it is at a distance of 8 kms. only.

Where to stay : Forest Inspection Bungalow, Diphu, contact - Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong West Division, Diphu, Tel.- 03671-272247 (O), 272221 (R), Circuit House, Diphu, contact - Deputy Commissioner, Tel.- 03671-272257(0), 272255(R), Soil Conservation Inspection Bungalow, Diphu, contact – Divisional Officer, Soil Conservation Division, Diphu, Tel.-03671- 272241. The Private Lodges at Diphu are - Singhason Hotel, Tel.- 03671-274158, Lisa Hotel,
Tel,-094354 17602

Whom to contact: Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong West Division, Diphu, Tel.-03671-272247(O), 272221 (R).

Best season for visit :November to March.

 

 
 
Nambor –Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary

Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading in 97.15 sq. kms. in 3 blocks, is located in Golaghat district and is famous for Hot water springs and one can easily sight Gaur and Hoolock Gibbon here.

What you expect to see :

Mammals :  Elephant, Hoolock Gibbon, Stumped Tailed Macaque, Pig Tailed Macaque, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Tiger, Leopard, Fishing Cat, Barking Deer, Sambar, Wild Pigs, Gaur etc.

Birds :   White Winged Wood Duck, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill. Adjutant Stork etc.

Amphibians & Reptiles : Tortoise, Monitor Lizard, Python etc.

How to reach : From the Rowriah (Jorhat) Airport it is 68 kms. away and from the Guwahati LGBI Airport it is 318 kms. away. The distance of the Sanctuary from Jorhat is 68 kms., from Dimapur is 77 kms. and from Kohora (Kaziranga N.P) is 70 kms.

Where to stay :   Prasanti Tourist Lodge (Assam Tourism) at Golaghat,
Tel.- 03774-280730, Nambor Guest House, Hospital Road, Golaghat, Tel.-03774-
280900, Fax - 03774-281066 and many other Hotels in Golahat.

Whom to contact for visit : Divisional Forest Officer, Golaghat Division, Junakinagar, Golaghat, Tel.- 03774-284798(0), 284997(R), Forest Range Officer, Golaghat Range, Salmora, P.O. Golaghat, Tel.- 03774-280544.

Best season for visit: October to March

 

 
 
Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary spreading in an area of 78.64 sq. kms. is located in the eastern fringe of Guwahati city.

What you expect to see :

Mammals: Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Leopard, Elephant, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Porcupine etc.

Birds: Lesser Adjutant stork, Greater Adjutant stork, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, Khaleej Pheasant, Green Imperial Pigeon, Lesser Pied Hornbill etc.

Reptiles : Python, Monitor Lizard, Indian Cobra etc.

How to reach : From Guwahati LGBI Airport it is 40 Kms. away and from Guwahati Railway Station it is only 15 Kms. away.

Where to stay : All kinds of accommodations are available in Guwahati city. Adjacent to the southern boundary of the Sanctuary at Tepesia, Kamarkuchi, there is the Brahmaputra Jungle Resort (with Cottages, Tents, Deluxe Rooms), Tel.-0361-2160584.

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, AT. Road, Santipur, Guwahati -781009, Tel.-0361-2656771 (P), 094350 31789 (Mobile).

Best time for visit :October to April

 

 
 
Dehing Patkai Wildlife Santuary

The Sanctuary with an area of 111.19 Sq. Kms. is located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and is famous for Assam Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests bordering Arunachal Pradesh. The Sanctuary is a part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve having the World War II cemeteries nearby, along with the Stiltwell Road and the oldest refinery of Asia in Digboi and 'open cast' coal mining at Lido.

What you expect to see:

Mammals : Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Himalayan black bear, Hog -badger, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Serow, Malayan giant squirrels, Porcupine, Pig-tailed macaque etc.

Birds: Lesser Adjutant Stork, White Winged Wood Duck, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge, Khaleej Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Rufus necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, Black-browed Leaf Wabler, Green Imperial Pigeon, Purple wood or Pale capped Pigeon etc.

Reptiles: Rock python, King cobra, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor Lizard etc.

How to reach : From Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport the Sanctuary is about 80 kms. away. The Sanctuary is close to Digboi, Duliajan and Margherita towns.

Where to stay: Forest Inspection Bungalow at Digboi, contact - Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, Digboi, Tel.- 03751-264433. The Private Lodges are -Digboi Tourist Lodge cum Restaurant, Golai No.1, Digboi, P.O. Digboi, Tel.- 94351 69247, Central Transit Accommodation, I.O.C. Digboi, Tel.- 03751-264025

Whom to contact for visit: Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, P.O. Digboi, Pin: 786171, Dist. Tinsukia, Tel.- 03751-264433, Range Forest Officer, Soraipung, P.O. Bhadoipanchali, Dist: Tinsukia, Range Forest Officer, Margherita West Range. P.O. Margherita, Dist: Tinsukia

Best season for visit:   September to March

 

 

 
 
Borail Wildlife Sanctuary

Borail Sanctuary covers an area of 326.24 sq. kms. and comprises of Cachar Tropical Moist Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen Forests.

What you expect to see :

Mammals : Chinese pangolin, Flying fotf, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon,Himalayan black bear, Yellow-throated marten, Hog -badger, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Serow, Giant squirrel, Porcupine etc.

Birds: Lesser Adjutant Stork, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge, Mountain Bamboo partridge, Khaleej Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Rufus necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill etc.

Reptiles: Rock python, King cobra, Brown hill tortoise, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor Lizard etc.

How to reach: The nearest Silchar (Kumbirgram) Airport is 40 Kms. away. The road distances from the nearest towns are - Silchar is 40 Kms. and Karimganj is 40 kms. away.

Where to stay: Prasanti Tourist Lodge (ATDC), Silchar, contact -Tourist Officer. For Circuit House, Dak Bungalow at Silchar, contact- Deputy Commissioner, Silchar, Tel.- 03842-245056. Avoid staying in the surrounding areas of the Sanctuary for lack of tourist infrastructure and security.

Whom to contact for visit : D.F.O. Karimganj Division, Tel.- 03843-273455, Range Forest Officer, Kalain, Tel.- 03845-283535, D.F.O. Cachar Division, Tel,- 03842-2262647, 03842-2245648, Range Forest Officer, Udharband, Tel.- 03842-2281472

Best season for visit: October to March

 

 

 

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