Scenically one of India’s most beautiful sanctuaries, Manas lies at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas south -east of the river Manas. It is one the Tiger Reserves under Project Tiger. Manas is noted for its population of the rare golden Langur. Harbouring a very delicate biosphere it is home to at least 20 species of Birds and animals that are highly endangered.

What to see

FLORA: A wide variety of Flora (grasslands with small pockets of wooded areas with trees like Simul, Khoir, Sida, Udal, Bohara and Kanchan);

FAUNA: including the Rhinocerous, Golden langoor, Wild buffialo, Pigmy hog, Slow Loris, Hoolock gibbon, Water buffalo, Elephant, Gaur (Indian Bison), Tiger, Clouded leopard, Sloth bear, Chitel, Red panda, Barking deer, Hog, Deer, Sambar, Swamp deer etc. and

AVIFAUNA: like (Fishing eagles, Ospreys, Scarlet minivets, Bee-eater, Magpie robins, Bulbuls, Giant hornbill, Pied hornbill, Gray hornbill, Red jungle fowl, Kaleej pheasants, Mergansers, Brahminy ducks, Egrets, Pelicans, Herons, Eagles, Falcons, Harries, Cormorant etc.) can be seen in the park.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport at Guwahati 176 km is connected by Indian Airlines with other cities.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Barpeta Road, 136 Km (via Calcutta).

Road: Manas (Mathangurt) is connected by motorable road s with Darjeeling 466 km, Guwahati 176 km, Kaziranga 403 Km, Shillong 287 Km, Siliguri 386 Km, etc.

General information

Area: 2840 Sq.Km. ( 360 Sq.Km) Altitude: 70 Metres. Temperature: Summer - Max: 35 Deg.C Min: 18.3 Deg.C Winter - Max: 24 Deg.C Min: 7.2 Deg.C Best Season: November to April. All National Parks in Assam are closed during monsoon (May to November).

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