MANAS NATIONAL PARK
Manas National Park is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and a part of it extends to Bhutan. It was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1928 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.
The sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger, Golden Langur, Hispid Hare, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, and Pygmy Hog. Manas is known for its tigers, rhinos and elephant conservation success stories. The wealth of flora and fauna at Manas National Park make it a unique natural heritage site that offers thrilling experiences in the wild.
The park has sub-tropical vegetation and is fed by the Manas and the Beki rivers and a few other streams and rivulets. Mathanguri, at its northern end, has a spectacular sight of the Manas river and the forested mountains of Bhutan.
Due to the park’s elevation and forests and grasslands, there is an abundance of interesting bird life. Manas is home to the world’s largest population of the Bengal Florican; the Great Indian Hornbill, Brahminy Ducks, falcons, ospreys and herons also makes frequent appearances in this park.