Manas National Park
Manas National park is a wondrous landscape, an important area of Biodiversity in South Asia – located at the Eastern Foothills of the Himalayas, sharing its treasures with Bhutan where contiguous forests stretch far beyond.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, Tiger and Elephant Reserve – a truly unique distinction. The glacier-fed Rivers Beki and Manas provide rich alluvial deposits to the grasslands, as well as resultant Riverine Forests..
Best Time to Go
Novemeber – May
15°C – 30°C
About Manas National Park
Grasslands inside the national park are large and are dominated by Elephant Grasses and Swampy Marshlands. The population of Elephants is high in this park, and critically rare species such as the Pygmy Hog yet survive here, though rarely ever seen. A captive breeding center has been established at Manas National Park. Areas, where short grasses occur, are also good habitats for the once again Critically Endangered Hispid Hare and Bengal Florican.
The amazingly unique Golden Langur which only occurs in these forests is also found in a few areas where community development measures have resulted in local involvement in protecting the species. Bird-life in this region is a treat, interesting species await at every turn.
Altitude: 61m – 110m above mean sea level
Vegetation: East Himalayan mixed Moist and Dry Deciduous forests
Water Resources: Manas River – a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River
Total Area: 950 sq. km
Coordinates: 26.6594° N to 91.0011° E
Temperature: 15 – 30 degrees Celsius
Manas National Park Safari Tours
Popular Fauna at Manas National Park
The greater one-horned rhinoceros, also known as the Indian rhinoceros, is a grey giant, second only to an elephant in size. They inhabit the alluvial flood-plain vegetation of sub-tropical climates where water and green grass is available all year.
It is the largest land mammal on the Asian continent. They inhabit dry to wet forest and grassland habitats in 13 range countries spanning Southeast Asia. Asian elephants have adapted to surviving on resources that vary based on the area.
The water buffalo, or Asian buffalo, as it is often called, is the largest member of the Bovini tribe. Standing 5 to 6.2 feet tall at the shoulder, wild water buffalo are formidable mammals with sparse gray-black coats.
Safaris at Manas National Park
Manas National Park conducts half day jeep safaris. A half day jeep safaris can be further categorized as a morning safari and an evening safari. The morning safaris start around 0600 hours depending on the sunrise time and lasts for about 4.5-5 hours. After the morning safari, the guest heads back to the lodge/resort. You can freshen up, eat a quick lunch, relax for a bit and later head back in to the jungle for your evening safari. The evening safari lasts for about 3 – 3.5 hours depending on the time of sunset. Post your evening safari, you head back to the lodge for dinner and take the rest of the evening at leisure.
Additionally, one can also explore nearby community forests on their full day excursions to spot some endangered wildlife such as the Golden Langur and the Bengal Florican.
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