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Top 7 National Parks in Assam for Tourist 2021

 

Best National Park Destinations in Assam for Tourist 2021


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Assam is one of the most beautiful lands consists of seven sisters located in the northeastern region of India. Assam is rich in a variety of flora & fauna, it is one of the most popular and incredible hot wildlife spots in the country. It is one of the greenest states of the nation and it has vast wildlife diversity that gains attraction from wildlife lovers across the World. Here we introduce the list of 7 National Parks of the state that are must-visit for the tourist-

1. Kaziranga National Park - Assam

Total Area: 430 sq. km.

Location: The Park is located in the Golaghat, Nagaon, and Sonitpur districts of Assam at a distance of 217 km from Guwahati. It was set up as a National Park & given official status by the Central Government on 11th February 1947. The Kaziranga was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment & the World's great One-horned rhinos. As per the census conducted in March 2018, the rhino population in the National Park is 2413. The Kaziranga is also known as the Tiger Reserve of Assam, India.

Main Attraction: One-horned Indian rhinoceros, Leopard, White-winged wood duck, Hoolock gibbon, Asiatic wild buffalo, Hog deer, Tiger, Hog badger, Capped langur, Sloth bear, Gangetic dolphin, Indian bison, Fishing cat, Sambar, Gaur, Jungle cat, Assamese macaque, Jackal, etc.


2. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park - Assam

Total Area: 340 sq. km.

Location: The National Park is situated in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam at a distance of 13 km from Tinsukia town which is 490 km away from Guwahati. The Dibru-Saikhowa was recognized as Dibru Reserve Forest in 1980 and on 9th March 1999, the Central Government declared it as a National Park of Assam, India. The Park is also known as the Biosphere Reserve of Assam state.

Main Attraction: Elephant, Tiger, White-winged wood duck, Leopard, Asiatic wild buffalo, Jungle cat, Feral horses, the Small Indian civet, Slow loris, Barking deer, Wild pigs, Water buffalo, Salix swamp, Assamese macaque, Aquatic bird, and Snake, etc.


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3. Manas National Park - Assam

Total Area: 500 sq. km.

Location: The Manas is located in the Chirang and Baska districts of Assam at a distance of about 180 km from Guwahati. The name of the National Park is originated from the Manas river, the major tributaries of the river Brahmaputra, which flows through the heart of the National Park. The Manas is also known as the Biosphere Reserve, declared in the year 1973. It was declared as a World Heritage Site in December 1985 by UNESCO & recognized as a National Park of Assam in 1990. The Manas is also known as the Tiger Reserve of Assam, India.

Main Attraction: Indian rhinoceros, Golden cat, Pygmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Tiger, Assamese macaque, Asiatic wild buffalo, the Large Indian civet, Asian elephant, Gaur, Clouded leopard, Swamp deer, Barking deer, Hog deer, Water buffalo, etc. The Manas hosts 476 species of birds. 


4. Nameri National Park - Assam

Total Area: 200 sq. km.

Location: The Nameri is located in the Sonitpur district of Assam and at a distance of about 40 km from Tezpur Town. The Nameri Park was officially declared as a National Park of Assam on 15th November 1998. The Park is also recognized as the Tiger Reserve in the year 1999-2000, which is the 2nd Tiger Reserve of Assam, India. The river Jia-Bhoroli is the lifeline of the Nameri National Park, which passes through the southern boundary of the Park.

Main Attraction: Elephant, White-winged wood duck, Leopard, Wild pigs, Tiger, Golden mahseer, Barking deer, Sloth bear, Palla's fish-eagle, Greater spotted eagle, Wreathed hornbill, Monitor lizard, Butterflies, fish, etc.


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5. Orang National Park or Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park - Assam 

Total Area: 78.81 sq. km.

Location: The Orang National Park is located on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra at Udalguri & Sontpur districts of Assam. The National Park is at a distance of about 32 km from Tezpur & 140 km from Guwahati. The Orang National Park was recognized as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1965 & the Government declared it as a National Park of Assam, India on 13th April 1999.

Main Attraction: Hog deer, One-horned Indian rhinoceros, Civet cat, Elephant, Gangetic dolphin, Leopard, Tiger, Barking deer, Otter, Indian rock python, Black krait, Lesser adjutant stork, Brahminy duck, Bengal florican, etc.


6. Raimona National Park - Assam

Total Area: 422 sq. km.

Location: The newly created Raimona National Park of Assam is located in the Gossaigaon subdivision of the Kokrajhar district within the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) across the border with Bhutan. It was declared as the 6th National Park of Assam on 5th June 2021 on the occasion of World Environment Day by the Assam Government. The area of the Raimona National Park includes the northern part of the Ripu Reserve Forest which adjoins the western-most buffer to the Manas National Park (also known as the Manas Tiger Reserve).

Main Attraction: The Raimona National Park is famous for Golden Langur, an endemic species which has been named the mascot of BTR. Also, the National Park is home to Asian elephants, wild water buffalo, Hornbill, Spotted deer, Indian gaur, Royal Bengal tiger, Clouded leopard, more the 150 species of butterflies, 170 species of birds, and 380 varieties of plants & orchids.


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7. Dehing-Patkai National Park - Assam

Total Area: 111.19 sq. km.

Location: The Dehing Patkai National Park is located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts which are also called coal and oil-rich districts of Upper Assam. It was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary on 13th June 2004. On 13th December 2020, the Assam Government has decided to upgrade Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to a National Park of Assam. Recently on 9th June 2021, the Forest Department of Assam officially declared Dehing -Patkai as the 106th National Park of India and 7th National Park of Assam. The Dehing Patkai National Park is also known as the "Amazon of the East".

India's Largest Rain Forest-Amazon of the East- Dehing Pataki National Park is a contiguous patch of rainforest. Its biodiversity is very rich and unique. It is a deciduous rainforest interspersed with semi-evergreen and lush green flora. 

Main Attraction: Hoolock gibbon, Slow loris, Pig-tailed macaque, Stump-tailed macaque, Capped langur, Asian elephant, Bengal tiger, Slender-billed vulture, White-winged Duck, Greater Adjutant, Lesser adjutant, Greater spotted eagle, Rock python, King cobra, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor lizard, etc.

TAGS: National Parks in Assam | Kaziranga National Park | Manas National Park | Raimona National Park | Dehing Patkai National Park | Orang National Park | Dibru Saikhowa National Park | National Parks in India | National Parks in Assam for Tourist

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