The majestic wildlife of Assam
Assam has something special for the ‘green’-lovers. With an abundance of scenic grandeur, mesmerising grasslands, seemingly endless paddy fields, the blue mountains, the gorgeous tea estates and a wealth of rarest and near-extinct species of wildlife, Assam welcomes the nature-lover in you with all its grandeur. If you don’t mind spending some valuable time with golden langurs, hoolock gibbonstigers, leopards, swap deer, dolphins and a flock of resident and migratory birds, then visiting some of the national parks in Assam will give you the best experiences.
It is better to start your trail with one of the oldest national parks in Assam, the Kaziranga National Park, which spreads for around 430 sq km and lies along the mighty Brahmaputra River. The park, known for the great one horned rhinoceros, is also home to elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer, hog deer, cormorants, egret, fishing eagles and many such wild inhabitants. The tall elephant grass and the rugged reeds hide many a wonderful wealth of animals and birds at the park. Kaziranga is also home to a plentiful number of migratory birds during winter.
The next stop can be at the Manas National Park, where you can see the majestic tigers of Assam. The backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas and the rare wealth of wild life in this unique world heritage site are sure to give you an enthralling experience. Look up for the very special and rare golden langur’s in the tall trees which spread across almost 360 kilometres. Come winter and it’s the best time to spot migratory birds such as riverchats, forktails, cormorants and ruddy shelduck.
The Orang National Park, covering an area of 78.81 sq. kms, is a miniature Kaziranga, which is situated in the north bank of river Brahmaputra. Enjoy some nice company of the great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, elephant, tiger, sambar, barking deer, pangolin, hog deer, civet cat, otters, and wild boar etc. The birds are of no exemptions here too. Listen to the chirps of pelican, cormorant, graylag goose, large whistling teal, great adjutant stork, king fisher, king vulture, who have also found this park as their ideal habitat.