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.

History
On 1 October 1928 the Manas National Park was declared a sanctuary. Manas bioreserve was then established in 1973. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site in December 1985. Then in 1989, the Park acquired the status of a Biosphere reserve. It spreads over an area of 2837 Sq. Km from Sankosh River in the west to Dhansiri River in the east. The peace and calmness found here in unmatched and it remains the rarest gift of nature.

Impressive Fauna
Manas National Park impresses travelers with its amazing collection of fauna. Overall the sanctuary is home to 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. Manas houses a rich population of Royal Bengal Tigers. Spotting these big cats during a wildlife safari is an amazing experience which gives goose bumps to all visitors. Other commonly spotted animals here include Wild water buffalo, rare golden langur and the red panda.

The assorted habitat of Manas houses specialized birds. Here you can find the largest population of the endangered Bengal Florican apart from the beautiful Great Hornbill. The National Park has around 380 species of birds with some most popular ones as Greater Adjutant, Black-tailed Crake, Red-headed Trogo, Swamp Francolin, Wreathed and Rufous-necked Hornbill, etc.

Best time to visit
Manas National Park remains open all year round; however, the best time to visit it is between the months of November to April.

Safari Timings:
Morning – 9 AM to 12 PM
Evening – 2 PM to 5 PM

How to Reach:
By Air: Nearest airport is Guwahati airport, about 170 Km from the Manas National Park. You can take a taxi drive to reach the park.
By Rail: Nearest railway station to the park is Barpeta railway station around 50 Km away.
By Road: Manas National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network.

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