Kaziranga National Park

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Kaziranga: National Park

Location: Golaghat District

Area:430 sq. kms

Uniqueness:The first National park in Assam situated in central Assam situated in central Assam. It is the home of the great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros (Unicornous).

Flora:The landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, elephant grass, rugged reeds, mellow marshes and shallow pools.

Fauna:Rhinoceros, Elephant, Indian bison, Swamp deet, Sambar, Hog deer, Sloth bear, Tiger, Leopard, cat , Jungle cat, Hog Badger, Capped languer, Hoolock gibbon, Jackal, Goose, Hornbill, Ibis, Cormorant, Egret, Heron Fishing Egale and others.

Accessibility:Kaziranga National Park can be approached from either side via national highway 37. This highway leads to Guwahati (220 kms ) in the west and to Jorhat ( 90 kms ) in the east. It is well connected by buses and taxis from both these towns. Both these cities are the closest airports. If one is coming by rail Jorhat (90 km ), Furketing ( 75 km ) and Guwahati ( 200 km ) are the nearest stations.

Accommodation:A luxury jungle resort, located a short distance from the perimeter of the Kaziranga National Park, Wild Grass Lodge offers its guests a comfortable place to stay and explore the sights of the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary. Bon Habi resort situated at close proximity from the Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary offers you an ideal stay in the midst of an idyllic evergreen forest.

Season:November to April

Contact:The Divisional Forest Officer, Eastern Assam Wild Life Division, Bokakhat, Dist: Golaghat

Manas

Manas: National Park

Location: Barpeta District

Area:519.77 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:The only Tiger Project in Assam, Manas is one of India’s most magnificent National Parks. It is a well known World heritage site with its unique combination of scenic beauty and rare wealth of wildlife.

Flora:The wood locks here moist and deciduous bestrewn with swamps. These wetlands are a requirement for the survival of the endangered hispid hare. The Vegetation ranges from Khairsissoo-bhabhar grass community to semi evergreens. There are intermediate stages of succession-deciduous forests, swampy reed lands and Sal forests. Among the common trees in the park are the simul, khoir, udal, sida, bohera and kanchan.

Fauna:Manas has its own peculiar faunal features, the rarest species of which are Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Golden Langur, Indian Rhinoceros, Asiatic Buffalo etc. Other commonly seen animals are Elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Samber, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer etc.

Accessibility:Manas is 176 kms from Guwahati by road. The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati. The nearest railhead is Barpeta Road Station which is 40 kms away from Manas.

Accommodation:A forest bungalow at Mothanguri, within the park, provides dormitory style accommodation for 48 persons. A number of rest houses and camp sites are also available.

Season:November to April

Contact:Dy. Field Director, Manas Tiger Reserve, Barpeta Road. 781315

Marat Longri Wildlife

Marat Longri Wildlife

Location: Marat Longri Wildlife

Area:451.00 sq. kms

Uniqueness:N/A

Flora:N/A

Fauna:Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Lesser Cat, Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Slow Loris, Pangolin, High diversity of hilly and woodland birds. Banded Krait, Rock Python, Monitor Lizard, Brown Hill Tortoise etc.

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

Accommodation: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(O), 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

Season:November to March

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong West Division, Diphu

Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park

Location: Sonitpur District

Area:200 Sq. Kms

Uniqueness:Four Species Of Hornbill, The park has a high density of elephant population and due to lessening of forest cover, they sometimes invade human inhabited villages, which have attracted the attention of wildlife conservationists worldwide.

Flora:The habitat of Nameri is made up of tropical evergreen, Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers.

Fauna:Nameri is the treasure house of may endangered species of wildlife like the White-Winged Wood-Duck, Mahseer, Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Sambar, Elephant, Gaur, Indian wild Dog, four varieties of Hornbill and varieties of birds.

Accessibility:Air: The nearest airport is Saloni about 10-km from Tezpur, in Sonitpur district, which is 181-km away from Guwahati. Rail: The nearest railway station is Rangapara 60-kms from Bhalukpong, which is 21-km from the park, in Sonitpur district. Road: Regular buses ply to and from Tezpur, which is well connected with all the major cities of Assam.

Accommodation:There is a Eco-Camp at Potasli and two Tourist Lodges at Bhalukpung, 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.

Season:November to April

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Dolabari, Tezpur

Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuaries

Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuaries

Location: Morigaon district

Area:38.81 sq. kms

Uniqueness:The Sanctuary harbours the world?s highest density of One horned Rhinoceros

Flora:N/A

Fauna:Rhinoceros, Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, feral Buffalo, Wild pigs, Chinese pangolins etc. An important breeding ground for a variety of fishes. 27 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary

Accessibility:From Guwahati 35 Kms. via Chandrapur and 52 Kms. via NH. 37 – Sonapur.

Accommodation:Mayang Tourist Lodge under Tourism Department with 4 rooms. Forest Department Inspection Bungalow at Mayang with 2 rooms.

Season:November to March

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, Guwahati-781009

Panidehing Wildlife Sanctuaries

Panidehing Wildlife Sanctuaries

Location: Sibsagar district

Area:33.93 sq. kms

Uniqueness:A paradise of migratory and resident birds, so far 165 species of Birds have been identified and recorded. A place for quite high concentration of Geese and other Migratory birds.

Flora:

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

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

Accommodation:Tourist Lodge, Sibsagar (the ancient capital of Ahom Kingdom), contact – Tourist Information Officer, Sibsagar, Tel.- 03772- 222394. Hotels in Sivasagar town – Hotel Brahmaputra, B.G.Road, Tel.-03772 -222200, Hotel Priya, A.T. Road, Tel.- 03772 -222988, Hotel Sidhartha, B.G. Road, Tel.?03772- 224281, Hotel Brindavan, A. T. Road, Tel.? 03772 ?220414.

Season:November to March

Contact:Divisional Forest Officer, Sivasagar Division, P.O. Sivasagar, Assam. Pin- 785640

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