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1.Dibru Saikhowa National Park.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park is located in Tinsukia disrict of upper Assam. It has an area of 340 sq. kms. It is also a Biosphere Reserve.
This unique habitat has undergone a radical transformation after the earthquake of 1950. The migratory birds and the Feral Horses are the major attraction.

Mammals: 36 species of mammals have so far been found - Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Bears, Small Indian Civet, Squirrels, Gangetic Dolphin, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Water Buffalo, Feral Horses etc.

Birds: It is an identified Important Bird Area (IBA) having more than 382 species of Birds, some of which are Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Greater Crested Grebe, Large Cormorant, Open bill Stork, Black necked Stork, Large Whistling Teal, Grey leg Goose, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle, Spot Billed Pelican, White Winged Wood Duck, Baer's Pochard, Greater Spotted Eagle, Pale Capped Pigeon, Great Pied Hornbill, Marsh Babbler, Jerdon's Babbler, Black Breasted Parrot bill, etc. The park is also known for its natural regeneration of Salix trees.

Accomodation : The Park can be visited by staying at Tinsukia town. Mohanbari Airport (Dibrugarh) is the nearest Airport, which is about 40 kms. away from Tinsukia. The distance between Guwahati and Tinsukia is 500 kms. Tinsukia is well connected with Dibrugarh town by NH. 37 and the distance is 55
Where to stay Hotel Highway, A.T. Road, Tinsukia, Tel- 0374-2335383/2332783/2340820, Hotel Jyoti, Rangagora Road, Tinsukia, Tel- 0374- 2333243, Hotel Urmila Continental, Rangagora Road, Tinsukia, Tel-0374- 2333777/2333773, Banashree Eco-Camp, Guijan , Tel.- 0374-2237666

For more information,contact : Divisional Forest Officer, Tinsukia Wildlife Division, Tinsukia, Pin: 786126, Tel.-0374-2331472(O), Range Forest Officer, Guijan Wildlife Range, P.O. Guijan, Range Forest Officer, Saikhowa Wildlife Range, Na-bormurah, P.O. Dholla.

Best season to visit
: November to April


 
2.Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Orang

It is the oldest game reserve of the State located on the northern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 78.80 sq. kms.It is an important breeding ground for varieties of Fishes.

What to see
 Mammals: Rhinoceros, Tiger, Maljuria Elephants (male elephants in group), Hog Deer, Wild Pig, Civet Cat, Porcupine and Gangetic Dolphin.

Birds: 222 species of Birds have so far been recorded, some of which are Spot Billed Pelican, White Pelican, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Brahminy Duck, Pintail Duck, Bengal Florican(2nd.highest concentration) etc.
Reptiles: Indian Rock Python, Black Krait, King Cobra


How to reach: The distance from the nearest Airport, Salonibari (Tezpur) is 80 kms. and the LGBI Guwahati Airport is 150 kms. Distance to Mangaldai is 70 kms. and Guwahati is 150 kms.
Accomodation:Satsimalu Rest House, Silbori Rest House located at the Forest Range H.Q,Silbori. Tourist Lodge located near the entrance to the park has 8 cottages. The Forest Dormitory is located at the Gate and provides group accommodation without bedding and food.
For more information, contact: Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, Mangaldai, Darrang, Tel.– 03713- 230022, Range Forest Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Silbori, Tel.- 03712- 282379.
Best season to visit:November to April.

3.Manas National Park.
 
Located in the western part of Assam, Manas was originally a game reserve since 1928 and became a Tiger Reserve in 1974.It was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1985 and Biosphere Reserve in 1989. Later in the year1990, it was declared as a National Park with an area of 500 sq. kms. The park consists of more than 20 endangered species and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. It is also an Important Bird Area. White Winged Wood Duck was recently seen in the Park. Conveyance
What to see
Mammals:
Rhino, Elephant, Tiger, Pygmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard, Golden Cat, Clouded leopard, Fishing cat, Leopard cat, Jungle Cat, the Large Indian civet, the Small Indian civet, Common palm civet or Toddy cat, Himalaya palm civet, Binturong, Common mongoose, Small Indian mongoose, Himalayan black bear, Sloth bear, Gaur, Water buffalo, Sambar, Hog deer, Barking deer, Swamp deer, Wild pigs etc.

How to reach:LGBI Guwahati Airport is 145 kms. and Barpeta Road Railway Station is 20 Kms. away.

Accomodation:The Bansbari Lodge (contact- Tel. +91 361 2602223/2602186, +91 99542 05360,
E-mail: assambengal@rediffmail.com. Forest Rest Houses at Bansbari and Mathanguri (contact – Director or Deputy Director, Manas Tiger Reserve), Cottages at Kokilabari (contact -Secretary/President, MMES, Kokilabari). There are many Hotels at Barpeta Road town, which is 20 kms from Bansbari

For more information, contact: Field Director, Tel:2260288, 260289(Control Room), Fax : 03666–261413, E-mail : abhijitrabha@hotmail.com ; Dy. Field Director, Manas Tiger Reserve, Barpeta Road -781315, Tel.- 03666-260289 (Control Room), 260338 (R), Website : www.manasassam.org
Best Season to visit.November to April.


4.Nameri National Park:
 
 Nameri National Park has a area of 200 sq. kms and is located in the Sonitpur district of Assam, bordering Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the main area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344 Sq. Km.). One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the southwestern boundary.


Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Hispid hare, Slow Loris, Capped Langur, Dhole, Sloth Bear, Burmese ferret Badger, Binturong etc.

Birds: White Winged Wood duck, Palla’s fish-eagle, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Greater spotted Eagle, White ramped vulture, Longo billed vulture, Black bellied Term, Rufous–necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill etc.

Reptiles: Assam Roofed Turtle, Indian Soft Shell Turtle, Indian Flap Shell Turtle, Keeled Box Turtle, South East Asian Leaf Turtle, Common Blind Snake, Myanmarese Python, Indian Cobra, King Cobra, Pit Viper, Monitor Lizard.

How to reach: Salonibari Airport (Tezpur) is 34 kms, Tezpur is 40 Kms., Guwahati is 220 Kms., Jorhat is 215 Kms, Nowgong is 110 Kms. and Kaziranga is 125 kms. Away from Nameri National Park.

Accomodation:Hotel Luit, Tezpur, Tel-03712-222083, Hotel Green View, Main Road, Tezpur, Tel-03712-223685, Kanyapur Hotel, Hatibilkhana, Tezpur, Tel-03712-220261.
 
Tourist Lodges/Resort Assam (Bhorolli) Angling & Conservation Association, Tezpur Station Club, Tezpur, Pin-784001, Tel.-03712-220854, E-mail: assamangling@yahoo.com, contact - Mr. S.B. Dutta, Eco Camp, Potasali Village, Tarajan, P.O. Gamani, Dist.: Sonitpur, Pin- 784103, contact- Mr. Ranesh Roy, Camp Director, Tel. 094351-45563/094352-50025, Wild Mahseer, Balipara, Tel.- 094351 97650.

For more information, contact: Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Dolabari, Tezpur, Tel.-03712-268054, Range Officer, Nameri Wildlife Range, Potasali (Assam), Tel.-03714-270558(O).

Best Season to visit: November to April
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