Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the foothills of the Eastern
Himalayas in Assam, India. This wildlife park is spread over an area
of 2,837 square kilometers and is covered with grasslands and dense
Sal forests. This wildlife sanctuary got its name from the River
Manas that flows nearby. The main sanctuary lies in the Kokrajhar
and Barpeta districts of Assam, India and the buffer zone spreads to
the reserve forest areas of Kachugaon, North Kamrup and Haltugaon,
Assam, India. This wildlife sanctuary is located at a distance of
176 kilometers from Guwahati, the Capital city of Assam, India. The
Manas National Park is the only project Tiger Reserve in Assam,
India. During your wildlife tours to the Manas National Park in
Assam, India you are likely to spot wild animals like the golden
langur, rhinos, elephants, clouded leopard, pangolin, golden cat,
pygmy hog, fishing cat and quite a few species of deer. The Manas
Wildlife National Park is home to more than 450 species of birds.
Some of the rare species that can be seen at this wildlife sanctuary
during your wildlife tours are the Bengal florican and the great
pied hornbill. Quite a few migratory birds visit the Manas National
Park during the winter months. Some of these birds are Forktails,
Riverchats, Ruddy Shelduck, Cormorants and Ducks. You can spot
different species of water birds and woodland birds during your
wildlife tours to the Manas National Park in Assam, India.History
National Park is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and a
part of it extends to Bhutan. It was declared a sanctuary on October
01, 1928 and was designated a World Heritage site in December 1985.
The sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including
tiger, Golden Langur, Wild Buffalo, Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Capped
Langur, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Gaur, Hog Deer, etc.
known for its Project Tigers, Rhinos & Elephants, and is Assam's
one of the two Tiger projects. The scenic beauty and rare wealth of
wild life combine with this unique world heritage site to offer one
of the most enthralling experiences.Best Time to
Visit Manas National Park
The ideal time to visit the
Manas national park is during the months of November to April. How
Manas Park is 176-kms from Guwahati. The
nearest airport is Borjhar, which is situated, 5-km out of town,
and can be reached by rickshaw, auto rickshaw or airline buses.
The nearest railhead is situated at Barpeta
Buses regularly ply from Guwahati to Barpeta
Road in 4½ hrs.