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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga, spread over an area of 430 sq. k.ms, is a world heritage site famous for the one horned rhinoceros. It was declared a national park in the year 1974. Besides rhino, the park houses a good number of tigers, leopards, elephants, barasingha or swamp deer , barking deer , wild boar, para or hog deer, Bison , Sambar , leopard cats, Hoolock Gibbons, golden Langurs, Wild Buffaloes , Slow Loris, pygmy hog, capped langur and bears. Among the reptiles, Rock Pythons and many more varieties of snakes, Monitor Lizards and Turtles are abundant in the park.

Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya, Kaziranga has also been recognized as an Important Bird Area.G rey headed fishing eagle, Pallas' fishing eagle, Crested serpent eagle, Swamp partridge, Red jungle fowl, Bengal floricab, Bar headed goose, Whistling Teal, Pelicans, Rose breasted Parakeets, Black necked Storks, Adjutant Storks, Open Billed Storks, Egrets, Herons and White wired wood ducks are among the major number of bird varieties visible in the parks.


Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park, covering an area of about 200 sq. kms is located at the foothills of eastern Himalayas about 35 kms from Tezpur, the nearest town. In 1998 it was officially established as a National Park. The Jia Bhoroli River flowing through the park is an added attraction to the sanctuary covered with hills of decidous forests. Nameri is a birder's paradise as it is the home to more than 300 species of birds. The main attraction is the four species of Hornbills spotted in the area. Besides there is an abundance of Mainas, Bee Eaters, Barbets, Babblers, Bulbuls, Plovers, Ibis, Bills etc. In recent years, Nameri has sheltered the rare and endangered White Winged Wood Duck.

Nameri is the second Tiger reserve of Assam. It is also home to the Elephant, Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Hog Deer, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Wild Dog (Dhole), Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Malayan Giant Squirrel, and also the endangered small mammal - the Hispid hare. Among the reptile family, the Assam roof Turtle can be spotted here.Angling is a favorite activity carried out in the park. Traditionally Nameri is known all over for its Golden Mahseer. On a clear winter morning one can see the snow capped peaks of Eastern Himalayas as a backdrop. Nameri is truly a nature lover’s paradise.


Manas National Park

Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas south, Manas is one of the most beautiful National Parks in India. It is the only tiger reserve of its kind in the entire northeast. Apart from the sizeable population of tigers, Manas is also the home of the rare golden langur, the hispid hare, the pigmy hog, the one-horned rhinoceros and at least twenty other species of animals and birds that are listed as highly endangered. A variety of tropical semi-evergreen, evergreen and deciduous forests support a diverse range of faunal species. Recently an effort has also been made to make the sanctuary a home to the famous one horned rhinos by the translocation program by the Forest Department, Government of Assam, initiated with the support of international conservation organizations WWF and IRF.

Manas National Park is also home to a variety of bird species like Giant Hornbills, Jungle Fowls, Bulbuls, Serpent Eagles, Mergansers, Herons, Brahminy Duck etc. A wildlife tour to Manas offers the great opportunity to enjoy jeep safari, elephant ride and boat ride. These are ideal way to explore the varied flora and fauna, inhabiting in the jungle. Elephant ride from Mathanguri is organized by the park authorities, while the same place also commences a joyful boat ride. The scenic beauty and rare wealth of wild life in Manas offer one of the most enthralling experiences.

Namdapha

Namdapha, a Tiger Reserve and also a National Park, is truly a wildlovers paradise that inhabits lush green vegetation, virgin forests and diverse flora and fauna. The park lies in the international border between India and Myanmar (Burma) within Changlang District in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast India. Namdapha National Park is located at a few kilometres away from Miao amidst misty blue hills along the turbulent Noa-Dihing river lies in the sprawling tropical rain forest. It was declared as Tiger Reserve by the Government in 1983. It is only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger (Panthera Tigris), Leopard (Panthera Pardus), Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia) and Clouded Leopard (Neofelis Nebulosa) and numbers of Lesser cats. A number of primate species are seen in the park, such as Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque and number of the distictive Hoolock Gibbons (Hylobates Hoolock). . Of the many other important animals are the elephants, black bear, Indian Bison, several species of deers, reptiles and a variety of arboreal animals. Among the bird species, most notable are the White winged Wood Ducks, a rare and endangered species, the great Indian hornbills, jungle fowls and pheasants flop their noisy way through the jungle, and which harbours other colourful bird and animal species.

Dibru-Saikhowa

Dibru-Saikhowa biodiversity reserve is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, lying between the Tinsukia and Dibrugarh district of Assam, is fast developing into a major tourist attraction in the North-East regionof India, extremely rich in flora and fauna, the park was declared a biodiversity and biosphere reserve in
the year 1997. The park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1986 by uniting two reserve forests, Dibru and Saikhowa, including some other areas. It was elevated to the level of a national park in 1999, restricting its core area to 340 square km with a large buffer zone.

The sanctuary is a home to some rare and endangered animals like hoolock gibbon, capped languor, slow Loris, water buffalo, tiger, elephant, Indo-Gangetic river dolphin and others, apart from a large population of both local and migratory birds and a sizeable population of feral horses. While the other national parks in the state remain closed during the monsoons, Dibru-Saikhowa being an island, offers the pleasure of a boat safari through wilderness in the numerous nallahs traversing through the park. The park is criss-crossed by Lohit, Dibang, Siang and Dibru rivers, all tributaries of the Brahmaputra. During winter when these nullahs dry up, tourists trek inside the park to watch birds, as several species choose Dibru-Saikhowa as their winter home.

 

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India. It is 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi) in area, the only floating park in the world, located in North East India, and an integral part of Loktak Lake. It is home to the brow-antlered deer (Cervus eldi eldi), or sangai also called the dancing deer, which is listed as an endangered species by IUCN,