Assam - In the North Eastern part of India, is a mixing urn where culture, heritage, tradition, lifestyle, faith and belief of her Aryan & Non-Aryan, numerous tribes & sub-tribes, Mongoloids & Australoids, drawn from various hives at different points of time have gone into form the Assamese culture - a fascinating and exotic recipe of delightful flavor.

Assam is a home to several wildlife sanctuaries which are a home to endangered and rare species and orchids.North East is a hub of wide variety of flora and fauna.

Orchids are abundantly found in Assam; a variety - Khopo phul(Fox tailed orchid), Bhatou Phul or Vanda coerulea etc. Assam has several attractive destinations; majority of these are National Parks, Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Assam Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks

Assam wildlife or a hub of birding itinerary is a very talked about topic with tourists and nature lovers alike from all over the world. It has rich varied culture. Nature has ungrudgingly blessed Assam with an ample quantity of scenic grandeur. A wealth of rarest and near-extinct species of wildlife are found in Assam, which includes Golden Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Pygmy Hog, Hispid Hare, White-Winged Woodduck, Tiger, Clouded Leopard, Swamp Deer, Gangetic Dolphins etc. Moreover, During season flock of resident and migratory birds make Assam their natural habitats.

The gateway to the mystic northeastern frontiers abounds in dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Quite naturally, these wildlife tours are a rage with tourists.

Assam wildlife's claims to fame lie in the two legendary UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kaziranga National Park and the Manas National Park.

National Parks
NameArea in Sq. kmMain attractionNearest TownContact PersonTelephone
Kaziranga National Park858.98Rhino, Tiger, Bears, Wild Buffalo,Swamp Deer, Gaur, Gibbon, Bengal Florican, Dolphin, OtterBokakhatDirector Kaziranga National Park03776-268095 (O)
03776-268086 (R)
Manas National Park500.00Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Dhole Pigmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Bengal floricanBarpeta RoadDirector, Manas National Park03666-261413 (O)
Dibru-Saikhowa NP340.00Ferel horses, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, White winged wood duck and Salix swampTinsukiaDFO, Tinsukia Wildlife Division0374-2331472 (O)
2333082 (R)
Nameri National Park200.00Tiger, 4 species of Hornbill, White Winged Wood duck, Golden MahaseerTezpurDFO, Western Assam Wildlife Division03712-268054 (O)
268003 (R)
Orang National Park78.91Rhino, Tiger, Maljurias Bengal Florican, OtterMangaldoiDPO, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division03713 -230022
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Garampani6.05Elephant, Hot Water SpringsDiphuDFO, Karbi- Anglong East Division03371-272237 (O)
273303 (R)
Laokhowa70.13Elephant, Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Bengal FloricanNagaonDFO,  Nagaon Wildlife Division03672-225632 (O)
223122 (R)
Bornadi26.22Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Dhole, Elephants, Tiger, Great Pied Hornbill, PeafowlMangaldoiDFO Mangaldoi Wildlife Division03713-230022 (O)
Chakrasila45.50Golden Langur, Gaur, Sambar, Barking deerKokrajharDFO,  Kokrajhar Wildlife Division03661-270635 (O)
270241 (R)
Burachapori44.06Elephants, Tiger, Wild buffalo, Aquatic Birds, Bengal FloricanTezpurDFO,  Nagaon Wildlife Division03672-225632 (O)
Pani-Dihing33.93Stray Elephants; Birds ParadiseSibsagarDFO,  Sibsagar Division03772-220989 (O)
Hollongapar Gibbon20.987 Primates (Hoolock Gibbon, Stump-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Pig –tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque ), Elephant, LeopardMarianiDFO,  Jorhat Division0376-232008 (O)
230456 (R)
Pobitora38.80Rhino, Leopards, Barking Deer, Migratory BirdsGuwahatiDFO,  Guwahati Wildlife Division0361-2656771 (O)
Sonai -Rupai220.00Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Dhole, Sambar, White Winged Wood duckTezpurDFO,  Western Assam Wildlife Division03712-268054 (O)
268003 (R)
Bherjan, Borajan- Padumoni7.22Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque, LeopardTinsukiaDFO,  Tinsukia Wildlife Division0374-2331472 (O)
2333082 (R)
East Karbi Anglong222Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock, Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill,DiphuDFO,  Karbi Anglong  East Division03671-272237 (O)
273303 (R)
Nambor37.00Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed HornbillDiphuDFO,  Karbi Anglong  East Division03671-272237 (O)
273303 (R)
Marat Longri451.00Tigers, Leopards, Gaur, Elephants, Hoolock GibbonDiphuDFO,  Karbi Anglong  West Division0371-272247(O)
272221 (R)
Nambor- Doigurung97.15Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed HornbillGolaghatDFO,  Golaghat Division03774-284798
Amchang78.64Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Lesser Cats, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped LangurGuwahatiDFO,  Guwahati Wildlife Division0361-2656771 (O)
Dehing Patkai111.19Elephants, Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, White winged Wood Duck, Hornbills, Rain forestsDigboiDFO,  Digboi Division0375-264433(O)
284839 (R)
Borail326.25Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Hoolock Gibbon, Langur, Spectacled MonkeySilcharDFO,  Cachar Division, DFO, Karimganj Division03842245648 (O)
03843273455 (O)


This is a very useful post the tourists, who visit the Assam for the first time.