Assam, in the Northeastern part of India.
Major Attractions :
Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants.
Area Coveredrea :
Ideal Time to Visit the Park :
During the months of November to
Nearest Attractions :
Hajo, Pabitora, Bhalukpung.
Some Major Accesses :
Guwahari (176 km), Tezpur.
Things to Know
Where is the Manas National Park
Manas National Park in Assam is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas
and a portion of it stretches to Bhutan (the neighbouring Princely State).
Dates in Manas' History
The Assam Manas National Park was declared a sanctuary on October 01, 1928
and was designated a World Heritage site in December 1985.
The Ecological System in the Manas
The physiology of the rehabilitation park is mostly small meadows located
among densely forested foothills with many rivulets, streams and natural
drains flowing all around. The park is mainly watered by the river Manas,
which also forms the international boundary between India and Bhutan. In the
low lands, there are many smooth sandy expanses with clumps of trees growing
in, and around, them.
The Flora in the Manas National Park
The vegetation that covers most of the park is of the mixed deciduous
variety. This mixed forest is intermixed by small glades of grass where deer
can be seen grazing in huge numbers. Altogether, Manas National Park Assam
offers some of the most eye-pleasing natural surroundings in the country.
The Fauna in the Manas National Park
The animal population of Manas National Park Assam is very diverse. Some of
the more fierce or potentially aggressive creatures it holds within it's
confines are Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos
Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Clouded
and the amazingly beautiful and rare Black Panthers. The park
is also a haven for highly endangered species of which it houses 20. Two of
the unique residents of the park are the
and the Pygmy
Some of the other animals sighted while exploring the park are Gaurs, Swamp
Deer, Capped Langurs, Golden Langurs, Assamese Macaques, Slow Loris, Hoolock
Gibbons, Smooth Indian Otters, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar
The Avifauna in the Manas National Park
Manas National Park in Assam is a favourite with many bird species,
resident and migratory. Some of these are Giant Hornbills, Red Jungle Fowls,
Bulbuls, Brahminy Ducks, Khaleej Pheasants, Egrets, Pelicans, Fishing
Eagles, Serpent Eagles, Falcons, Scarlet Minivets,
, Bee-Eaters, Magpie
Robins, Pied Hornbills, Gray Hornbills, Mergansers, Harriers, Ospreys and
The Safaris in the Manas National Park
The Jeep, Elephant and Boat Rides
The ideal way to explore a majority of the Manas National Park in Assam is
in a 4-wheel (Jeep) drive petrol vehicle. The Jeep ride will get you to all
the corners of the Manas Park without being too noisy. Some of the animals
that comes out on the banks of the river Manas can be viewed from a boat
which commences its ride from Mathanguri and ends around 35km away, from
where one is picked up by pre-arranged transport. The third option, which
are a favourite with most visitors, are the elephant rides organised by the
park authorities from Mathanguri. These take you deep in to the densest
areas of the forest and often right in between some of the wildlife there,
including elephants, rhinos and wild buffaloes.
Manas Tiger Reserve Travel Circuit
Kolkata - Manas - Kaziranga
How to Reach Manas National Park
Manas National Park is 176 km 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 road.
Buses regularly ply from Guwahati to Barpeta Road
in 4½ hrs.