North East India Wildlife

North East India can be rightly termed as the kingdom of wilderness. Here resides some of the most astonishing wildlife heavens tucked beautifully in the Indian Himalayan ranges. All the states of North East, including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, are blessed their own fair share of  national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where you can find some of the rarest flora and fauna. 

Below are some of the top wildlife hubs of North East India which must be explored by every wildlife devotee.

Balphakram National Park, Meghalaya
Balpakram National Park in the state of Meghalaya is one of the popular and visited national parks in the country. It was established as a National Park in the year of 1985. The park is known for housing an extensive species of fauna and flora. It rests in the heart of the Garo Hills and is around 3000 meters above sea level. Travelers visit here from all parts of the world to savor its remarkable hues of nature and wildlife.

Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh
Changlang District in Arunachal Pradesh is known for its unmatched bio-diversity and scenic beauty. The district enjoys a subtle uniqueness which shows in its inspiring nature, exotic cultures and of course its untouched wildlife. Every year thousands of travelers visit the Namdampa National Park of Changlang, an exhilarating place to spot the world of wild.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Dibru-Saikhowa is a beautiful National Park which is also a Biosphere Reserve in the Indian state of Assam. It was designated a Biosphere Reserve in July 1997.  It edges the south bank of the river Brahmaputra and covers an area of 340 sq km. The wilderness of this park is matchless and its pristine scenic beauty charms many nature devotees to it. Dibru Saikhowa National Park is home to many rare and endangered species.

Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is a charming gift of nature for the devotees of wildlife. Here you can see the most unique and unseen sights of nature wrapped up in wilderness. Kaziranga National Park is known for housing the one horned Indian Rhinoceros. Walk into flourishing forest areas, listen to the silence of nature and look into the bushes to catch a glimpse of wild animals – all this excitement awaits you at this wildlife heaven. Kaziranga spreads across the Nagaon and Golghat districts of Assam. Here you can find sights of wetlands, grasslands, flourishing forests and riverine habitats. Ecosystem here is vast and remains home to numerous animals.

Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur
Kelbul Lamjao National Park rests around 53km from Imphal on the edge of Loktak Lake. This is known for being the only floating National Park in the World. The park is known for housing "Sangai" - the dancing deer of Manipur. The place was declared a sanctuary in October 1953 to save the sangai deer. Every year thousands of travelers visit here to spot the unique wetland ecosystem of the park.

Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
Khangchendzonga National Park is a very popular National Park and a Biosphere reserve in Sikkim. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses 18 glaciers, including the most beautiful Zemu glacier which adds to its overall beauty. The Park stands at an elevation of 1,829 meters and is counted among the few high altitude National parks of India.

Lunglei, Mizoram
Lunglei is counted among the most prominent districts in Mizoram. This can rightly be termed as a paradise known for its simple living and unmatched views of wildlife all around. People visit Lunglei to spend some moments amidst the most beautiful vistas of wildlife far away from the reach of mankind. The town is no ordinary town. From here the world seems even more charismatic.

Manas National Park
Manas National Park rests in the foot hills of the Bhutan-Himalayas in the state of Assam. The Park houses a diverse biodiversity and landscapes where a striking wildlife breathes. Manas National Park is a Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve and Biosphere Reserve. Visit here and you will find numerous animals, including tigers, elephants and other significant flora species.

Nameri National Park
Nameri National Park is a popular national park resting in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in Assam. This is the second tiger reserve of Assam. It was declared a National Park in 1998. It is counted among the richest home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the world. Visit here and spot some unseen species of birds, mammals and reptiles. The park is home to over 370 bird species, including both migratory as well as resident birds.

Ntangki National Park, Nagaland
Ntangki National Park is an impressive wildlife park in Peren district of Nagaland. This remains one of the most beautiful parks in North East spreading over a distance of 200 sq km. The park is blessed with thick forest covers which make an ideal home for the world of wild. This park was founded by the British administrators in the year 1923.

Orang National Park
The Orang National Park is also known with the name of Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park. It edges the north bank of the beautiful Brahmaputra River and spreads across Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam. With an area of 78.81 square kilometers, the park was built as a sanctuary in 1985 and later on 13 April 1999 it was declared a national park. It houses the richest collection of flora and fauna such as great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, pygmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers.

Phawngpui National Park, Mizoram
Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park is a gorgeous wildlife heaven in the Lawngtlai district of Mizoram. It is one of the two national parks of India in the state. The National Park is also recognized with the name of Phawngpui National Park. It was declared as a National Park in 1992. It sprawls over an area of 50 Km2 and is visited by every devotee of wildlife. Visit here to enjoy a thin stretch of clouds covering it throughout the year.

Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura
Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is a serene wildlife hub in Tripura. It sprawls over an area of about 163.08 square kilometers. The Park was established in the year November 1988. The jungle is blessed with rich forest reserve and numerous patches of virgin forest reserve. Here numerous jeep safari tours are available apart from wildlife trips which take you deep into the jungle. It is a great place for school going kids, academicians, taxonomists, Botanists and environmentalists as it teaches you a lot about the flora and fauna of the region.

Tura, Meghalaya
Tura is a peaceful hilly town resting unexplored in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya. This is one of the largest towns in Meghalaya.   Weather of Tura remains pleasant throughout the year and travelers visit here to escape the hectic everyday routine. Tura is known for its wildlife lures which can be seen at the very popular Nokrek National Park.

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