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Wildlife Itinerary in Assam - Assam in the east of India has one of the finest parks in India i.e. Kaziranga which is known world over for its population for one-horned rhinos and Tigers and now also a popular birding destination. Kaziranga is home also to elephants, sloth bears, tigers, leopard cats, jungle cats, hog badgers, capped langurs, hoolock gibbons, pigs, jackals, porcupines, pythons, wild buffaloes, Indian bison,    swamp deer, sambhars and hog deer. Besides these, the park has a respectable avian population, which increases considerably in the winter, when migrating birds visit the park.  In 1974 it was designated a national park. Bounded by the misty blue hills of Barail and Karbi Anglong to the south,  the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Guests have stayed here from 1 night to 4 weeks exploring Kaziranga and neighboring Nameri Reserve.

Manas National Park, a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1985 and a Project Tiger reserve, is located at the base of foothills of the Bhutan Himalayas in the state of Assam. The park is also a haven for no less than 20 highly endangered species. Two of the unique residents of the park are the Hispid Hare and the Pygmy Hog. Some of the other animals that can be sighted in the park are Gaurs, Swamp Deer, Capped Langurs, Golden Langurs, Assamese Macaques, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons, Smooth Indian Otters, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Badger, Porcupine and Sambar.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (alongwith Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary, popularly known as mini-Kaziranga and famous for the One-Horned Rhino is located on outskirts of Guwahati and is an excellent stopover for a couple of nights.

All parks are best accessed from Guwahati. Kaziranga is also accessible from Jorhat.

Season to Visit - Nov - April. 

List of Parks all in close vicinity to Guwahati

Destination

Park Info

Distance from Guwahati

Kaziranga

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210 kms from Guwahati and 100 kms from Jorhat

Manas

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176 kms

Pobitora

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35 kms

Combinations / Possibilities- 

  • Kazhiranga - Manas both can be considered with Pobitora for an ex-Guwahati Itinerary. Min. Stay for this itinerary would be 6 nights (2 nights Bansbari, 3 nights at Kaziranga, 1 night at Pobitora). It is possible to customise an itinerary based on a stay at Kaziranga and other Plantation estates and forest lodges depending area of Interest (Fishing, Birding, Wildlife Photography, Brahmaputra upstream Cruise).

Duration of Stay - Guests prefer to stay for 2 nights to 4 weeks depending on their interest.

Accommodation Options - Click here