Pobitora National Park
Pobitora or Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam in India.Also known as 'mini Kaziranga', Pobitora was declared a sanctuary in 1987. Spread over an area of only 38 sq. km.
Primarilyfamous for its great Indian One-horned rhinoceros, it is also home to leopard, wild boar, Barking deer, wild buffalo etc.
Pobitora National Park is also home to over 375 species of birds, giving it the name 'Bharatpur of the East', also making it a bird lover's paradise. It is a breeding ground for pheasant-tailed jacana and bronze-winged jacana during the migration period. Also, host to the oriental-pied hornbill, the smallest of Asian hornbills.
The largely unpolluted water of the Brahmaputra River is home to the largest number of fresh water dolphins. Catching a glimpse of these shy aquatic animals is very difficult. However, there are regular boat trips that you can take for a chance to spot these beautiful endangered species.
There are elephant and jeep safaris for those enthusiasts who would want to take a closer look.
Nameri National Park
Located in the Sontipur district of Assam, India, The Nameri National Park covers an area of around 200 sq. km. The place is an ideal habitat for animals such as tiger, elephant, Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Malayam Giant Squirrel, Muntjac , Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Dog (Dhole), Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Malayam Giant Squirrel and many more. The park is also home to around 300 bird species and species like Hornbill, Barbets, Babblers, Bulbuls, Plovers, Ibis and Bee eaters.The national park also has Assam Roof Turtle, Multi-colored butterflies and Lantern fly. Nameri national park is also home to the rare and endangered White Winged Wood Duck.
Some popular activities, which form key attractions of the place, include river rafting, bird watching, trekking and angling.
Manas National Park
Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. The only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the rare golden langur and the red panda, Manas is one of the best-kept national parks in India.
It's home to India's second-largest tiger population. It is also famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo. Manasharbours the maximum number of endangered species from India as listed in the IUCN Red Book.
Located in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, it is contiguous with Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan.
Jeep safari, elephant safari, river rafting, vivit to the tea plantation, bird watching are some of the popularactivities on the park.
Orang National Park
The Orang national park is commonly known as the “Mini Kaziranga” for its resemblance withKaziranga National Park. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river. Settled at a distance of 140 kms from the Guwahati city.
Apart from the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, which is the dominant species of the national park, the other key species sharing the habitat are the royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic elephant, pygmy hog, hog deer and wild boar.
A safari into the park will let you experience the refreshing beauty of the surroundings and vegetation as well as the enjoyment of watching such variety of wildlife. The park is also an important breeding ground for various fishes.
Dibru Saikhowa is one of the largest swamp areas in the region as it is mainly surrounded by Lohit and Dibru rivers that eventually merge to form the Brahmaputra. So, the combination of floodplains as well as the water bodies combine to create its unique landscape.
Originally created to help conserve the habitat of the rare white-winged wood duck, the park is also home to other rare creatures such as water buffalo, black-breasted parrot bill, tiger and capped langur. The island park covers an area of 765sq km and is one of the nineteen-biodiversity hotspot.
If you don’t mind a little walk in the park this is an ideal location for you. It also has boat-riding facilities.
Nokrek National Park
Nokrek National Park is located approximately 2 km from Tura Peak in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India. The park is famous for being the home to the Hollock Gibbons, a rare type of gorilla. Also a home to the red pandas this Biosphere reserves recognized by the UNESCO also is a home to innumerable amount of Asian Elephants, eight varieties of Cats, ranging from Tiger to Marbled cat, clouded leopard, jungle cat, serow, slow loris, giant flying squirrel, pig tailed macaques, wild buffalo and many more. Other than the fauna, the park is a protected biosphere that houses various indigenous plants and herbs found only in this area. Visit this place to experience the well-preserved tracks and also indulge in the beauty of the limestone caves this pace has to offer.
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Located in Manipur, KeibulLamjao is probably the world's only 'floating' sanctuary that comprises 40 sq. km. of wetland overgrown with 1.5 m. deep floating vegetation (called phumdi). The park has several distinguishing features. Apart from the vegetation and terrain, an important highlight of the park is the Loktaklake, the largest freshwater lake in India; a large portion of which falls within the park.
The star attraction, of course, is the brow-antlered deer Cervuseldieldi, called sangai in the local Meitei dialect. This particular subspecies of the Thamin deer is also fondly called Manipur's dancing deer because of its delicate gait as it negotiates its way along the floating wetlands.
Khangchendzonga National Park
Khangchendzonga National Park also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sitesbecoming the first "Mixed Heritage" site of India. Standing at an elevation of 1,829 meters(6,001 ft) to over 8,550 metres (28,050 ft) and has an area of 849.50 km2 (327.99 sq mi). It is one of the few high altitude National parks of India. The park contains many mammal species including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, asiatic wild dog, sloth bear, civet, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Tibetan wild ass, Himalayan blue sheep, serow, goral and takin, as well as reptiles including rat snake and Russell's viper.
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site famous for the One Horned Rhino. Apart from being a rich natural habitat for Rhinos, Kaziranga also has a sizable population of the Wild Buffalos and great herds of wild elephants, sometimes numbering up to 200, including other major counts of species.
A visit to Kaziranga is an experience of a lifetime with wildlife &nature. The National park is surrounded by Brahmaputra river and the KarbiAnglong,offers phenomenal natural beauty.
Apart from tea, silk and petroleum, Assam is known for ample variety of Orchids. The Kaziranga’s fauna landscape has definitely got a new picture with the introduction of the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park.
The Kaziranga National Park also offers Jeep safari and Elephant safari for the wildlife lovers to explore the wilderness smoothly. The best time to visit is from November to April.