National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries
Manas National Park: The only Tiger Project in Assam, Manas, 176 km from Guwahati is one of the nine Tiger Reserves for conservation of wildlife in India. It is situated on the bank of the river Manas. Manas has its own peculiar faunal features, with the hispid hare, Pigmy hog and the fascinating Golden Langur. Other commonly seen animals are, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Water buffalo, Wild pig, Sambar, Swamp deer, Hog deer, During the winter, hundreds of winged species like Riverchats (White Capped Redstars), Forktails, Cormorants and various types of ducks including Rudly Shelducks migrate to Manas. The woodland birds are no less charming and include the Indian Hornbill and the great Pied Hornbill. Accommodation: Mathanguri Forest Lodge,
Accommodation: Mathanguri Forest Lodge,
Reservation: The Field Director, Project Tiger Manas, Govt. of Assam, Barpeta Road. Tourist Lodge, Barpeta Road,
Tourist Lodge, Bansbari
Reservation: Tourist Information Officer, Govt. of Assam, Barpeta Road, Ph: (03666) 260749.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary: 60 km away from Guwahati is Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary where deers and rhinos can be seen. This Sanctuary is around 2 hours drive from Guwahati.
Orang National Park: A miniature Kaziranga covering an area of approximately 72 sq. km. Animals to be seen in this sanctuary are one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Leopard, Sambar, Barking Deer, Tiger, varieties of water Birds, Green Pigeon, Florican, Teal, Goose etc.
Accommodation: Forest Rest House. Contact the Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Tezpur. Tourist Information Officer, Tezpur, Assam. Ph. (03712) 221016.
Nameri National Park:
35 km from Tezpur town, Nameri is the third National park of the State. Covering an area of 200 sq km, Nameri is the treasure house of many endangered species of wildlife like the White Winged Wood-Duck, Sloth Bear, Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Elephant, Gaur, Indian wild Dog, four varieties of Hornbill and varieties of birds.