Located in the northern part of the Sivasagar district of Assam is the Panidihing Wildlife Sanctuary which is built over a large area of land. This sanctuary has a rich wetland ecosystem. It is home to many migratory birds and was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1996. Nearly, 267 species of birds have been conserved here so far as per the records out of which there are 70 species of migratory birds. The most commonly found birds here are the grey leg goose, mallard, wigeon, shoveller, common pochard, open bill stork, red crested pochard, adjutant stork, white necked stork and many others. The sanctuary is bordered by the rivers Dishang and Brahmaputra. The bird lovers sit here amidst the wilderness and watch the colorful birds living their daily lives here. The place is maintained very beautifully and during the winters you will also find many water birds in the sanctuary. The white rumped vultures and rare griffon spotted here are the main attractions of the place.
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The medley produced by the chirping sounds of the birds here makes the place resemble to a noisy city life. The existence of the fishing eagles and a variety of ducks is the actual pride of the sanctuary. You can capture the images of the beautiful and rare species of birds preserved here and collect some precious memories of the sanctuary with you.
This sanctuary is located at a distance of 22kms from the Sibsagar town.
The tourists can avail the local means of transportation to reach this sanctuary from Sivasagar.
Best Time to Visit
The months of November to April are the most suitable months to visit the Panidihing Bird Sanctuary.