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.

Forest cover of Dibru-Saikhowa is semi-evergreen, deciduous, littoral and swamp. It remains the largest salix swamp forest in north-eastern part of the country. Its forest cover is 35.84% moist mixed forest, 9.50% degraded forest and 21.25% grassland. Some of the most commonly spotted trees here include tetrasperma, Dillenia indica, Bischofia javanica, Bombax ceiba, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Terminalia myriocarpa, etc.  

Initially Dibru Saikhowa National was known for the conservation of Whitewinged wood duck. The place also houses the bright colored wild horses Ferral horses apart from over 36 species of mammals and more than 400 species of birds. Some of the common species found here include Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, clouded leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear, dhole, etc. The Park lures bird watchers from all over the world with its uncountable varieties of beautiful birds like greater adjutant, ferruginous pochard, black-breasted parrotbill, marsh babbler,  Jerdon's babbler, puff-throated babbler, Jerdon's bushchat, rufous-rumped grassbird, etc.

How to Reach:
By Air: Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) is the nearest airport to the park.
By Rail: One of the easiest ways to reach Tinsukia town is by taking a train to Dibrugarh.
By Road: Buses can be taken to the town of Tinsukia well linked with Dibrugarh town.


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