At a distance of 134 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Manas National Park is a national park situated at the Himalayan foothills of Assam in India. Also called as Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Assam and among the nine tiger reserves in India.
Manas National Park is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. It is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The name of the park is originated from the Manas River, which is named after the serpent goddess Manasa. The Manas River is a major tributary of Brahmaputra River, which passes through the heart of the national park. The park is divided into three ranges. The western range is based at Panbari, the central at Basbari near Barpeta Road, and the eastern at Bhuiyapara near Pathsala.
Earlier, the park was the hunting ground for the Cooch Behar Royal family and Raja of Gauripur. .....