National Park is a four in one wildlife sanctuary. Its an
important project tiger reserve, also an elephant reserve, a biosphere
reserve in Assam and above all its an UNESCO world heritage site. Located in
the foothills of Himalaya
with a part extend
to Bhutan, Manas national park is a secluded place and cover with deciduous
forest. The combination of sub-Himalayan Bhabar Terai and sub-Himalayan
mountain forest making it one of the richest biodiversity area in the world.
The park spread over an area of 391 square kilometer. The park is covered
with moist tropical deciduous forest. They are interlarded with swamplands.
The wetlands are essential habitat of endangered hispid hare. The vegetation
ranges from Khairsissoo-bhabar grass community to semi evergreens. Other
vegetations includes of simul, khoir, udal, sida, bohera and kanchan and sal
Manas is some of the few wildlife park where endangered species lives
without much disturbance. It is a secure place of more than 20 highly
endangered wildlife species, which include the rare golden langur, hispid
hare, pygmy hog, red pandas and giant hornbills. The park is also famous for
giants wildlife including Asian elephant, royal
, panther, leopard, clouded leopard, gaur, wild-buffalo,
, civet cat,
sloth bear, sambar, barasingha, monitor lizard, gharials, python, florican
cormorants, ergets and many other migratory birds.
Different kinds of avian species are also an major attractions at Manas
national park. Giant hornbills are one of the rarest bird found here. Also
other smaller hornbills-the peid and grey hornbills are predominant here.
Water bodies are specially known for herons and egrets. Preying birds like
wagles, falcons and harriers are also common in the park. Apart from that
migratory birds comes to the park during the winter months.
The best time to visit the park is during the months of November to April.
It is advisable to make booking in advance as there is a limitation of
accommodation. Only facility inside the jungle is two bungalows in
of the best way to stroll around park is on the 4 wheeler drive patrol
Other than jeep safari
, boat ride and
elephant ride is also very popular among tourists in Manas national park.
Watch wild animals at night with the help of night vision binocular.
No special permit is required to enter Manas but you need special
permission field director at Barpeta road to stay inside the jungle.
Park frequently is in political and social unrest. Therefore, it is
advisable to check out the latest position before planning a visit to the
By Air :
The nearest airport is at Borjhar, approximately
5 km from Manas.
By Train :
The nearest railhead is situated at Barpeta
road (41 km).
By Road :
Buses are connected to Manas from Guwahati to
Barpeta Road in 4½ hrs.
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