India - Assam Wildlife Tourism

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Assam Wildlife Tourism

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park lying in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia District has the Semi-wild horses (Feral) and the white-winged Wood Duck. Other animals are Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Sambhar, Slow Loris, Asiatic Buffalos, Capped Langur, Gangetic Dolphin, Indian Wild Dog, etc. More than 250 varieties of local and migratory birds are also found here.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga, the greatest park of all, is known for elephant grass and Rhino. It has a semi-evergreen forest with Deer and herds of Wild Buffaloes. The rich bird life includes Egrets, Herons, Storks, Fish-Eating Eagles and a Grey Pelican colony settled among the red cotton trees. Wild Elephants and Tigers are also found in this area.

Manas National Park

The only Tiger Project in Assam, Manas is one of India's most magnificent National Parks situated on the bank of the river Manas at the foothills of the Himalayas. It has peculiar and the rarest species of fauna like Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Golden Langur, Indian Rhinoceros, Asiatic Buffalo etc. Other commonly seen animals are Elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Samber, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer etc. The migrated birds are Riverchats (White Capped Redstars), Forktails, Cormorants and various types of ducks including the Ruddy Shelduck.

Laokhown Wildlife Sanctuary

The Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary has its main attractions as the Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros apart from other animals like Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Bear, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer etc. Various species and birds are also found in this region.

Orang Sanctuary / Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

The Orang National Park renamed as Rajib (Rajiv) Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary has rich forestry of Sal, Teak, Simul, and Eucalyptus trees with wild beasts such as One-horned Rhino, Elephants, Leopards, Sambhars, Deers, etc. During winter, birds from far off places migrate to this place.

Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary located along the foothills of Himalayas in Sonitpur District combines scenic beauty with exotic wildlife. It is the home for Elephant, Indian Bison and many other species of birds and animals.

 

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