Manas National Park is a 360 square km bioreserve present in Assam since the year 1973. Set at the thickly wooded base of the Eastern Himalaya, the sanctuary is home to an extensive range of birds, mammals and flora. People travel to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site to catch a glimpse of the endemic wildlife in danger of extinction. The winter months bring tranquility and serenity to the exotic reserve that is occasionally disrupted by the cacophony of the several hundred birds residing in the park.
Endemic Wildlife at Manas National Park
The National Park is named after the Manas River that is an offshoot of Brahmaputra River flowing through the center of the sanctuary. A major part of the Project Tiger Reserve as well as the country’s Elephant Reserves; the park has been commended for its Asian elephant, Indian tiger conservation efforts. It hosts over 450 varieties of birds, 50 breeds of mammals, reptiles and 3 kinds of amphibians.
Tourism at Manas National Park
The park has a wonderfully dense cover of Semi-Evergreen woods with Sub-Himalayan Light Alluvial deposits. Travelers must grab the opportunity of visiting the park for sighting its native Assam Roofed Turtle to be found nowhere else and the Wild water buffalo herds. Notable wildlife includes the Indian rhinoceros, leopards, hoolock gibbons, the charming Asian golden cat and the elusive barking deer.
Harsh rainstorms lash through the forest sanctuary during the monsoon, prompting tourists to schedule visits between November and April to enjoy a cool and mild weather.