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Wild Life in Assam

Kaziranga National Park

The first and the oldest National Park in Assam situated in Golaghat District, is a World Heritage site. Spread over an area of 430 sq. kms., Kaziranga National Park is the natural home of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros.

Manas National Park

The only Tiger Project in Assam, Manas is one of India's most magnificent National Parks. It is situated on the bank of the river Manas at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a well known World heritage site with it's unique combination of scenic beauty and rare wealth of wildlife.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

The fourth National Park of the state, this National Park lies partly in Dibrugarh district and partly in Tinsukia district and covers an area of about 340 sq.km.

Nameri National Park

Situated at the foot hills of eastern Himalayas, Nameri National Park covers an area of about 200 sq. km. Hills, deciduous forests and the river Jia Bhoroli have all added a unique charm to it.
It is about 35 km. from Tezpur town which is 181 km. from Guwahati.The nearest airport is Salonibari(Tezpur).

Orang (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park

It is a miniature Kaziranga covering an area of 78.81 sq. kms. and is situated in the Darrang District of Assam. Sixty percent of the sanctuary is grassland. The animals seen in this sanctuary are the One-horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Barking Deer, Tiger, varieties of water birds, Green Pigeon, Florican, Teal , Goose, etc.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the Morigaon district, Pobitora is one of the major wildlife sanctuaries of Assam. It is about 60 km. from Guwahati City, situated on the border of Nagaon and Kamrup Dist.

Covering an area of 38.8 Sq. km., Pobitora is mainly famous for its Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Other animals such as the Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, Wild Bear, Civet Cat etc. are also found here. More than 200 birds and various reptiles are found in this sanctuary.

The best season to visit is from November to March.

Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Another magnificent wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 44.06 sq. kms. is Bura-Chapori. It is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra in Sonitpur District.It is considered to be an ideal habitat for the Bengal Florican.Various species of migratory birds are also seen here.Other attractions are the Great Indian One horned Rhinocerous, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Otter, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Barking Deer, etc. Various reptiles and fish are also found here.

Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Covering an area of 70.13 sq. kms Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Nagaon Dist. and is only 25 kms from Nagaon town. Its main attraction is the Great Indian one horned Rhinocerous. Other animals found here are Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer etc. Various species of birds and reptiles are also found in Laokhowa.

Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary, 220 Sq. Kms. in area, is situated in Sonitpur District. Extending along the Himalayan foothills it offers a magnificent view of both scenery and wildlife. The sanctuary is home to Elephants, Indian Bison, Deer and a variety of hill birds.

Pobha or Milroy Sanctuary
Covering an area of 49 sq. kms., Pobha Wildlife sanctuary is situated in Lakhimpur District. It is a sanctuary created exclusively for the protection of the magnificent Wild Water Buffalo.
Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary

Covering an area of approximately 45.568 sq. kms, this sanctuary is located in the Dhubri District of Assam and is 68 kms from Dhubri.
This area was recognised as a Sanctuary by the Govt. of Assam on 14th July'1994. It is surrounded by hills and there are two lakes on either side of the sanctuary. The world famous Golden Langur was discovered here in the year 1986.
Many different mammals, birds, twenty three species of reptiles, more than forty butterfly species are found in this area. Hornbills are also seen here.

Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Wedged between the Himalayas and Bhutan, this sanctuary is situated in the Darrang District of Assam. It covers an area of 26.22 sq kms. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1980 by the Govt of Assam especially for the protection of the Hispid Hare and Pigmy Hog.

Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary

This small sanctuary covering an area of 6.05 sq. kms was recognised as a sanctuary by the Govt. of Assam in 1952. Situated in Karbi Anglong district, it is 25 kms from Golaghat and 65 kms from Kaziranga National Park. This area is famous for it's hot water springs.
Animals found here are Elephants, Leopards,Tigers, Deer, Golden Langurs, Hoolok Gibbons in additon to a large variety of birds and reptiles.

Pani Dihing Bird Sanctuary

Covering an area of 33.93 sq. kms, Pani Dihing was declared a sanctuary in December '1996 by the Govt. of Assam. It is situated in Sibsagar district. Pani Dihing is famous for migratory birds. Adjutant Storks, Fishing Eagle etc. are commonly found here.

Deeporbeel Bird Sanctuary (Proposed)

Deeporbeel is situated at a distance of 18 kms from Guwahati city and is a proposed Bird Sanctuary.The area of the sanctuary is 4.14 sq kms. In this area 120 different types of birds have been listed by Dept of Forest, Assam. Adjutant Storks, Fishing Eagle, Kingfisher etc. are found here.

Bordoibum Beelmukh Bird Sanctuary (Proposed)

Bordoibum Beelmukh is also a proposed Bird sanctuary.It is situated at 50-55 metres above sea level in Dhemaji district. Bordoibam was formed after the great earthquake of 1950 when the river Subansiri changed it's course. Adjutant Storks, Fishing Eagle etc. are found here.

Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 37 sq. kms. Situated in Karbi Anglong district, it is 25 kms from Golaghat and 65 kms from Kaziranga National Park. Animals commonly found here are Elephants, Tigers, found here.

East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary covers an area of 221.81 sq. kms and is situated in Karbi Anglong District.Animals commonly found here are Elephant, Tiger, Bison, Bear etc.

Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 96 sq. kms. Situated in Karbi Anglong district. Animals commonly found here are Elephant, Tiger, Leopard etc.

Reserved Forests are Holongpar in Jorhat District, Jaipur in Dibrugarh District, Barail in North Cachar District, Dhansiri in Karbi-Anglong District, Dumduma in Tinsukia District and Dipu-Chirang in Kokrajhar District.

For detailed information and assistance please contact:

Director of Tourism
Govt. of Assam
Station Road
Guwahati- 781 001
Assam, India
Phone:+91-361-547102/542748/544475
Fax:+91-361-547102

Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Dr. B. Barooah Road
Guwahati 781007
Assam, India
Phone: +91-361- 454421
Fax: +91-361- 454570
Email: astdcorpn@sancharnet.in


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