Wildlife Experience In Assam

Author: TourGenie Contributor
Date: 2018-01-04

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Your wildlife experience in Assam will cover two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the famous Kaziranga National Park and the beautiful Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Kaziranga National Park are home to many rare and endangered animal species including the one-horned rhino. You will surely enjoy the amazing elephant rides and jeep safaris. 

On reaching Manas, you will be amazed to see the rich biodiversity, the spectacular scenery, and natural landscape that includes a range of forested hills, alluvial grasslands, and tropical evergreen forest. You will find a good number of the wild water buffalo.

Did you know?

It is a known fact that Kaziranga is home to the one-horned rhinoceros and many elephants, but what you wouldn’t know is that the dung of these animals are used to make amazing handicrafts by the locals that are then sold in the market.  

Deepor Beel Lake is a permanent freshwater lake and a former channel of the Brahmaputra River. The most interesting fact about Beel Lake is that it is one of the largest beels in the Brahmaputra valley of lower Assam. Another interesting fact about this lake is that it directly or indirectly provides natural resources for the livelihood of 14 indigenous villages (1,200 families) located in its precincts.

You will enjoy your trip to Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary if you are a bird lover. It has over 120 species of birds listed in the sanctuary, including kingfishers, fishing eagles, adjutant storks, and an abundant variety of ducks. A watch tower has been erected on the bank of the Beel Lake for bird watching and security purposes. 

Kaziranga National Orchid and Bio Diversity Park, a noble initiative by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) led by Akhil Gogoi Chairman of the Orchid Park, houses a green house, photo gallery, medicinal herbal plant garden, product outlet corner, fruit garden, flower garden, rock garden, rice museum, fish pond, a nature walk, and a place for folk cultural practices.

You will also be visiting Agnigarh, which is a very interesting place in Tezpur. A circular stairway leads to the peak of the hill. This place is also quite famous for its picnic spot. There is a very famous legendary story behind this place. This renowned mythological place is connected with the romance of Prince Aniruddha and Princess Usha. Aniruddha was the grandson of Lord Krishna, whereas Usha was the daughter of Banasura, the famous Asura king and prime devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Agnigarh is the very place where a fortress was built by the Asura king to keep his daughter in isolation. Agnigarh is also a place where devotees come to pay homage to Lord Shiva. 

Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 40 km from Tezpur and is also the third national park in Assam. In this Park you will get to see different kinds of butterflies. Bird watching is also done here. River rafting in Nameri is done in eco camp. The rafting starts from the Jia-Bhoroli River, which passes through the park covering a distance of 15 km. You can raft in large and small boats. 

Explore the wild jungles of the northeast. In all, this trip will help you get away from the chaos of your day-to-day life and bring you close to nature.  

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