Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Orang sprawls between Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam. This wildlife reserve is spread in an area of 78.81 square kilometres and was recognized as a national park in 1999. Orang is said to have similar landscape as that of the famed Kaziranga National Park with strategic location of marshes, streams and grasslands. The park is also recognized as the most significant reserve to conserve on-horned rhinos on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra. It is also home to a variety of flora and fauna with species like royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic elephant, pygmy hog, hog deer and wild boar. There are also 220 species of indigenous birds and 50 varieties of fish along with a good population of Gangetic Dolphins in the national park. Around seven species of turtle and tortoise can also be spotted in Orang with snakes like pythons and cobras.
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Spot one-horned rhinoceros, take a wildlife safari and stay in the forest lodge, these are some of the must things to do and see in Orang National Park.
The nearest airport to Orang National Park is at Tezpur names Salonibari, which is about 80 kms away. The nearest international airport is situated in Guwahati, which is 150 kms away from the national park. The nearest railway station is at Mangaldai at a distance of 70 kms. One has to hire a cab from all three destinations to reach Orang National Park.