At a distance of 67 km from Golaghat, 80 km from Tezpur, 88 km from Jorhat, 216 km from Kohima, 217 km from Guwahati, 230 km from Dibrugarh and 277 km from Shillong, Kaziranga is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam, India. Known worldwide for its Rhino population, it is one of the most picturesque wildlife sanctuaries in India and among the best places to visit in Assam.
Sprawling over an area of 430 Sq.km, Kaziranga National Park is a wonderful destination to watch the majestic Rhinos as part of India Wildlife tour packages. The vast area of Kaziranga comprises of tall elephant grass, dense tropical broadleaf forests and marshland making it the perfect habitat for the one-horned rhinoceros. Surrounded by Brahmaputra River on the North and the Karbi Anglong mounts in the South, the park presents a massive range of natural beauty.
Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was created with an area of 232 Sq. km in 1905 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon. It was designated as a 'Reserve Forest' in 1908 and redesignated as the 'Kaziranga Game Sanctuary' in 1916 and remained till 1938, when hunting was prohibited and visitors were permitted to enter the park. The park was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950 CE while the park got National Park status in 1974. Kaziranga was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1985 for its unique natural ...
At a distance of 40 km from Guwahati, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a small wildlife reserve located at Pabitara in Morigaon district of Assam. Situated in the floodplains of the mighty Brahmaputra River, it is one of popular wildlife reserves in Assam and among the must visit places in Guwahati.
Home to world's highest density of rhinoceros, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a small heaven for the wildlife lovers. It is one of the two treasure troves of the famed and endangered one-horned Rhinos in Assam other being Kaziranga. Originally, Pobitora was a grazing reserve for cattle of erstwhile Nagaon district and came into limelight during the year 1961-62 for sighting of One Horned Rhino. Comprising 38.83 square kilometers, it was declared as reserve forest in 1971 and eventually got the wildlife sanctuary status in 1987.
The sanctuary is divided into three distinct categories: forest, grassland and water bodies or beels. Only about 13% of the total area is under tree cover and 72% of consists of wet grasslands. The remaining area is covered by water bodies or beels. Having 93 rhinos, Pobitora has exceeded its rhino-bearing capacity and is overpopulated. Besides rhinoceros, the other animals spotted here are leopard, wild boar, Barking deer, wild buffalo etc. Assam's Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to more than 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles.
Elephant rides and jeep safaris are the major activities at Pobitora which are organized by the ...
At a distance of 18 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Deepor Beel is a fresh water lake situated to the south-west of Guwahati city in Assam state. Also spelt as Dipor Bil, it is considered as one of the largest lakes in the Brahmaputra valley of Western Assam and among the picturesque places to visit in Guwahati.
Deepor Beel or Dipor Bil is a permanent freshwater lake, which is the erstwhile water channel of River Brahmaputra. Dipor Bil has a total area of 40 Sq. Km of which 4.14 Sq. Km declared as a Bird Sanctuary by Assam Government in 1989. In November 2002, it was listed as a Ramsar site due to its rich wetland biodiversity. Again, considering the varieties of bird species found in the beel, Birdlife International has also declared Dipor Bil as an Important Bird Area (IBA). It is claimed that Beel was an important dockyard of the TaiAhom as well as the Mughals.
In Assamese language, Beel means a huge lake and it is known to be one of the largest Beels in the Brahmaputra valley of Lower Assam area under the Burma Monsoon Forest biogeography region. The depth of the lake is varied from 1 m - 4 m. Basistha & Kalmini Rivers fed this beautiful lake and it drains into Brahmaputra River through the Khonajan channel. The Beel is a source of livelihood for 14 indigenous villages around it whose fishermen depend on it. Freshwater fish is a vital protein and source of income for these communities.
Ornithologists have recorded about 219 species of birds that can ...
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. Manas was proposed a Reserve Forest in 1905, and declared a Reserve Forest in 1907. In 1928, it was declared a Game Sanctuary. With an area of 350 Sq. km, Manas Game Sanctuary was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950. In 1973, it was declared as Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger and was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. In 1989, Manas acquired the status of a Biosphere reserve. Extends over an area of 2837 Sq. km with a core area of 500 Sq. km, the park got the National ...