Jeep Safari in Manas National Park

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Jeep Safari in Manas National Park
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Why you will love it?

Embark on an unforgettable day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Manas National Park. Situated in Assam, on the border with Bhutan, this park is a sanctuary for the Royal Bengal Tiger among many other exotic species. From the vibrant dance of peacocks to the silent watch of the Malayan Giant Squirrel and the diverse avian life, Manas offers a vivid tapestry of wildlife. Our journey through the dense woodlands and riverbanks presents an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature and witness the serene beauty of the Eastern Himalayas.

  • Guided safari experience.
  • Entry fees to Manas National Park.
  • Visit to Mathanguri forest museum.
  • Refreshments at Mathanguri overlooking the Manas river.
  • Opportunity for wildlife photography and bird watching.
Things to carry
  • Binoculars for bird and animal watching.
  • Camera with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Water bottles and snacks.
  • Hat and sunglasses for sun protection.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • A light jacket or shawl for the evening.
  • Start with a scenic drive to Manas National Park, arriving in time for the morning or afternoon safari.
  • Encounter the park’s diverse inhabitants, including peacocks, Malayan Giant Squirrels, various species of birds, and primates like the Golden and Capped Langurs.
  • Visit Mathanguri, a historical forest check post and now a museum, offering insights into the park’s conservation efforts and a chance to enjoy refreshments with a view.
  • Drive through herds of elephants and gaurs, observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Conclude the safari at afternoon or sunset, after exploring over 60 km of the park’s vast landscapes, with hopes of spotting one of its elusive tigers.

This escape is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers eager to immerse themselves in the biodiversity Manas National Park

  • Home to rare species like the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Hoolock Gibbons.
  • Visit Mathanguri, a site with over 130 years of history, including stays by notable figures.
  • Experience the beauty of dense forests, riverbanks, and the bordering Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
  • Learn about conservation efforts and wildlife behavior in their natural environment.
  • Witness rare birds of the region.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Manas National Park famous for?

Manas National Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, including 55 species of mammals, 450 species of birds, and 50 species of reptiles. It is especially famous for endangered species such as the Bengal florican, pygmy hog, Indian one-horned rhinoceros, and Assam roofed turtle​.

When was Manas National Park declared a National Park?

Manas was declared a National Park on September 7, 1990. It was initially a Reserve Forest in 1905 and became a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1928. It was later designated as a Project Tiger Reserve in 1973 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Where is Manas National Park located?

Manas National Park is situated in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the state of Assam, India. It spans the districts of Chirang and Baksa and shares its northern boundary with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan.

What activities can visitors enjoy at Manas National Park?

Visitors to Manas National Park can enjoy a variety of activities including:

Jeep Safari

Explore different zones like Bansbari, Bhuyanpara, and Panbari to spot wildlife such as rhinoceroses, elephants, and tigers.

Elephant Safari

Experience the park from an elephant’s back, reaching areas inaccessible by vehicle.

River Rafting

Enjoy rafting on the Manas River, which flows alongside the park.

Bird Watching

Observe a wide range of bird species, including the endangered Bengal florican and various hornbills.

Tea Plantation Visits

Visit nearby tea gardens to learn about Assam’s famous tea industry.

What is the best time to visit Manas National Park?

The best time to visit Manas National Park is from October to May. The park remains closed during the monsoon season from June to September due to heavy rainfall​.

How can one reach Manas National Park?

Manas National Park is accessible via:

By Air: The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, about 176 km away.

By Train: The closest railway station is Barpeta Road, located 32 km from the park.

By Road: Regular cabs and buses are available from Guwahati to the park.

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