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Assam Wildlife Sanctuaries

Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary

Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary is located at a distance of twenty five km from Golaghat in Karbi Anglong district of Assam. It can be accessed from Dimapur airport of Nagaland which is just fifty five km away from the sanctuary. Garampani meaning hot water carries the reputation of being one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries of the state surfaced on an area of six sq km. The sanctuary is popular for its explicit hot springs and scenic waterfalls. This region rich in biodiversity and tropical semi-evergreen vegetation preserves some of the rare bird species. With a tropical semi-evergreen type of climate, the sanctuary hosts a wide range of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Places to visit near this sanctuary are Golaghat town, Neghereting Shiva Temple, Kaziranga National Park and Nambor wildlife sanctuary.

Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Located on the southern bank of Brahmaputra River in Nagaon district, covering an area of seventy sq. km, this sanctuary is ideal home for Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalo. It can be accessed easily from Nagaon, which is just twenty eight km and Guwahati which is at a distance of one hundred forty eight km. The sanctuary has a variety of attractions in the form of mammals like hog deer, tiger, fishing cat, civets. Bird life includes around two hundred twenty five species of incredible birds. Marine life, around nine species of amphibians and fourteen species of reptiles are the treasures of Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located at foot of the Himalayas having borders with Bhutan and it can be reached from Guwahati airport which is around one hundred fifty km from the sanctuary. It is blessed with panoramic views of Himalayan ranges on one side and the majesty of Bhutan on the other side. The best season to visit this place is from November to April. Here exotic animal life and some rare and beautiful species of birds can be viewed from close distance. The central reason behind formation of this reserve, was to protect and conserve rare species like Pigmy Hog and Hispid Hare.

Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary

Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary

This is the second largest protected reserve for Golden Langur located in Kokrajhar which comes inside the limits of Kokrajhar and Dhrubi districts of Assam. Initially the Chakrashila hill received the status of a reserve forest in 1966 and in 1994 it was offered the status of a sanctuary. Covering an area of around forty five sq. km it can be accessed from Kokrajhar town, which is at a distance of six km and from Dhubri town at a distance of sixty eight km. Total one hundred nineteen exclusive bird species are recorded in this region offering a feast of bird watching for the bird enthusiasts. Accommodations are available at Kokrajhar and Choraikhola with facilities of forest trekking, bird watching and photography.

Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located on the southern banks of river Brahmaputra in Sonitpur district providing a suitable environment for the bird Bengal florican. The vegetation includes semi-evergreen forests and alluvial grasslands. It is part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system and serves as the best home for Bengal florican accompanied with other exorbitant migratory bird species. Several varieties of plant species represent the natural vegetation of this particular region. Many medicinal and flowering plants are also found in the jungles of Burachapori. Wildlife safaris operated here are the prime attractions for visitors, which provide a quick glance of the flora, fauna and other incredible features.

Panidihing Wildlife Sanctuary

Panidihing Wildlife Sanctuary

Panidihing bird sanctuary located in the northern part of Sivasagar district which is tucked at a distance of about twenty two km from the town, beautifully located between Demow and Disang rivers. It represents a rich wetland ecosystem and is spread on around thirty four sq.km. The fascinating species of migratory birds like fishing eagles, adjutant storks are the pride of this sanctuary. Around one hundred sixty five explicit bird species are recorded here making it a paradise for bird watchers. This sanctuary having a winter bird population above 20,000 qualifies as a Ramsar site.

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

This is a protected area of evergreen forest isolated from the hustle bustle of cities located at the foot of Patkal mountain range. It is bestowed with India’s only gibbons called the hoolock gibbons, hence received this name. The upper patch of the forest is enriched with Hollong trees, whereas the Nahar dominates the middle portion. The lower portion is subdued with evergreen herbs and shrubs. The sanctuary is marked with rich biodiversity making existence of the apes possible in its dense forests. There are nocturnal primates inhibited in along with predators like tigers and leopards. Other major attractions are around two hundred nineteen bird species and several types of reptiles.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Located at one hours drive from Guwahati, this sanctuary is located at a distance of thirty km from the city, which conserves a dense population of Indian one horned rhinos residing in a sixteen sq km habitat. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1987. It envelopes flood plains and a hillock called Raja Mayong. Other animals dominating this sanctuary are barking deer, wild buffalo, leopard and wild boar. At one stage attempts were made to conserve the rhinos but a stage is reached, when the area of sixteen sq km is over populated with them. Some of the places to visit here are Garanga Beel and Haduk Hanging Bridge. Tourists can enjoy moving deep inside the sanctuary by riding the jeep or elephant safaris.

Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

Sonai Rupai Sanctuary can be reached from Salonibari airport in Tezpur which is at a distance of forty five km from the airport. The sanctuary located in Sonitpur district is adorned with classic natural beauty and exotic wildlife of the region. River Burhidihing is proceeding through this sanctuary, making the region green and boosting the growth of plant and animal life. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between November and March. The visitors can stay in the forest bungalows. Elephant and Indian Bison are the prime attractions of this sanctuary. One of the endangered bird species white wood duck can be easily spotted here. At Sonai Rupai wildlife sanctuary you will have the dual advantage of watching the extrinsic wildlife, birdlife at the same time you can explore the scenic landscapes of the region.

Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary

Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary

This is a small sanctuary located on a patch of around seven sq km, which is just six km from Tinsukia town, where accommodations and other facilities for visitors are available. As per the name of this sanctuary it is formed by combining the three forests of Bherjan, Borajan and Padumoni. This small wildlife reserve encompasses around eighty four exotic bird species, including some exclusive birds like Kingfisher, Bulbul, Osprey and Magpie Robin. Some of the rare wildlife species to be spotted here are Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur and Hoolock Gibbon. Best months to explore these treasure troves of nature are from October to April.

East Carbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

East Carbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is a huge reserve spread on an area of around two hundred twenty two sq. km in karbi Anglong autonomous district, administered by the forest department and is a part of Kaziranga Karbi Anglong Elephant reserve. The prime features of the sanctuary which attract tourists to this place are a lake enveloped by scenic beauty, abundance of forests and rare species of animals. This tropical paradise is rich in Biodiversity and exorbitant wildlife including mammals, predators, reptiles and langurs. Around two hundred sixty species of splendid bird life is recorded here.

Nambor wildlife sanctuary

Nambor wildlife sanctuary

This sanctuary is a true introduction of hilly Assam state with forest clad hills and valleys, sheltering many species of typical wild animals which are the heritage and identity of this region. The sanctuary is located between area covered with tropical forests and the vast low-lying plains in Golaghat district famous for its hot springs. Tourists get mesmerized by its location among green fields which is lined with streams visible at regular distance. This sanctuary expanded on a huge plot of Ninety seven sq. km is providing refuge to number of majestic animals like Royal Bengal tigers and elephants in their natural habitat.

Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary

Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary

Some of the most important reserved forests of this region like Englongkiri, Disama, Miyungdisa and Kaki are pride of this sanctuary, offering rich biodiversity in which many rare varieties of animal and bird life are flourishing. Due to the measures taken by the forest department the number of Asiatic elephants is multiplying at a faster pace in this Marat Longri wildlife reserve. It’s a huge reserve settled on a plot measuring around four hundred fifty sq. km. in Karbi Anglong district and a part of Dhansiri-Lungding Elephant Reserve. It can be reached from Dimapur airport sixty km or from Diphu railway station, which is just eight km from the sanctuary. November to March is supposed to be the best time to visit this destination.

Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary

Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary in Golaghat district divided in three blocks on an area of ninety seven sq. km is popular for its hot water springs and the frequent sighting of Hoolock Gibbon and Gaur. The sanctuary can be accessed from Rowriah airport in Jorhat which is sixty eight km. A long list of mammals, which can be sighted here are Assamese Macaque, Gaur, Leopard, Slow Loris and Barking deer. Birds to be spotted in Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife reserve are Great Pied Hornbill, White winged wood duck and Wreathed Hornbill.

Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

This small sanctuary situated at Guwahati is rich in birds and mammal population. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 2004, it is located to the east of the city. Just fifteen km from Guwahati railway station, it is the perfect place to visit and get refreshed. The sanctuary is governed by East-Kamrup forest division, where tourists can stroll and view the wildlife of Assam in their natural habitat. The reserve is famous for the availability of rare endangered species like Chinese pangolin, Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Elephant and Gaur.

Dehing Patkal Wildlife Sanctuary

Dehing Patkal Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary settled on an area of around one hundred twenty sq. km is divided into three divisions namely Jeypore, Dirok and Dihing River and is a part of Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve. Major attractions for tourist include World War II cemeteries and the Digboi refinery which is popular as the oldest refinery in Asia. Out of the total rainforest of 575 sq. km a part was declared as wildlife sanctuary and other part is occupied by Debru – Deomali elephant reserve. This longest stretch of tropical low-land rainforest of the sanctuary is many times referred as “Amazon of the east”.

Borail Wildlife Sanctuary

Borail Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife reserve in Cachar covers an area of around three hundred twenty four sq. km, The sanctuary settles on a semi evergreen and Tropical evergreen forests. Many varieties of wild cats, barking deer, Sambar, Leopard and Porcupine are frequently seen in the jungles of this sanctuary. Birds seen here include many varieties of hornbills, Grey peacock and mountain bamboo partridge.