The Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Karbi Anglong district of Assam is home to 51 rare species of orchid. The size of the sanctuary is 6.05 square kilometer, and it is a safe home for endangered animals, birds and trees. The flora of the sanctuary is of tropical semi evergreen type and the weather condition of the sanctuary is of moist tropical variety. The sanctuary is one of the oldest in this area, and has a hot water spring. The Garampani Sanctuary is surrounded by another wildlife reserve called the Nambor Sanctuary. It includes a number of animals such as the clouded leopard, barking deer, jungle cat, sambar, gaur, and Asian elephants. The sanctuary also houses a number of birds namely, hornbill, green pigeons, kingfisher, minivet, brown fish owl, among other species. It also has a number of trees like, bhelu, holokh, holong, proma, hilikha etc. If you want to travel to the Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary, you can stay at either of the two Inspection Bunglows, one at Golaghat town, which is about 25 km away from the sanctuary and one in Karbi Anglong town. There are a few circuit houses and hotels in Golghat too.
Popular things to do & see in and around
The main attraction of the Sanctuary is the rare birds and animals of the place. A number of wildlife photographers, and nature lovers thus flock to this place. The scenic beauty of the place is something which the tourists swear by. The place is home to waterfalls and a hot water spring, and the latter is known to have medicinal usage. Kaziranga is just 45 kms away and you can decide for a road journey taking a rental car to reach there in 4 hrs 40 mins.
From Dimapur Airport, which is about 55 km away from this sanctuary, you can avail direct rental cars and cabs. Jorhat Airport is 85 km away, and taxis can be booked from there to this spot.
Golaghat is 25 km away and roadways connect both this town, also the nearest rail station from this sanctuary is Furkuting Rail Junction (20 km away from this place) and you can take direct taxis, buses or private cars to reach Garampani Sanctuary.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the sanctuary is between November and April, as the weather remains most comfortable during this time of the year. After April, the temperature rises and the humidity also increases. It is also better to avoid the place during the monsoons as it rains heavily during that time.