Manas National Park

Manas National Park

Located at the foothills of the Bhutan-Himalaya Assam. Manas National Park is a unique biodiversity landscape which is said to be one among stunning & pristine wildlife habitats of the world. Agame reserve since 1928, Manas is one of the first reserves included in the network of tiger reserves under Project Tiger in 1974. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and a Biosphere Reserve in 1989, it was finally enlisted as a National Park in 1990. The Manas river, from which it derived its name, flows through the heart of the national park. Manas is home to over 20 endangered species including the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Manas is also an important Bird Area. Total area of the park is about 500 square kilometres. Evolutionary,Manas is the entry point of tigers into India: and combined with Buxa West Bengal Nameri, Pakke and Namdapha tiger reserves and the contiguous protracted areas in Bhutan and Myanmar, forms the largest tiger conservation land scape for Royal Bengal Tigers in the world Part of the most important biodiversity hotspots of the world. Manas is also part of the Chirang-Ripu Elephant Reserve under the Project Elephant umbrella since 2003.

Manas National Park is densely forested and known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife like the Assam roofed turtle.Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Wild Water Buffalo. The last population of Pygmy Hog survives in the wilds of Manas and nowhere else in the world. Manas is the only landscape in the world where pristine Terai grasslands are seen merging with the Bhabar grasslands interspersed with diverse habitats ascending to semi-evergreen forests and then to Bhutan Himalayas.

Places in and around Assam