Wildlife in Assam

Assam is well known among the many wildlife holiday destinations in North East India. The state comprises of a host of explored unexplored sanctuaries and national parks. Assam is mainly famous for two of its most important things, one being the excellent tea of the place and the other is the wildlife tourism. It is one of the most visited states in India that attracts people from all corners of the world who are fond of wildlife.

One of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries of the place is the Kaziranga National Park that goes without saying. The park is spread over a large area of land and the most uncommon species found here is the one-horned rhino. This park generally remains closed from the month of April to October and the best time to visit the place would be the winter months. Apart from the rhino you can see many tigers here, and then swamp deer, sloth bear, Indian bison many other animals. The park also has a collection of many migratory birds like the heron, hornbill, fishing eagle and egret.

Another famous national park in the state is the Manas National Park which is located at the foothill of the Himalayas. This wildlife park is the only place in Assam that is covered under the Project Tiger. Among the wildlife species seen here are the wild boar, hog deer, one-horned rhino and the sambar. The other popular wildlife attractions in Assam are the Saikhowa National Park and the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. The Saikhowa National Park is an ideal place for rare and endangered species and has been declared as one of the biodiversity hot spots in the world. The park has a huge collection of avifauna that includes both local as well as migratory birds. Many uncommon birds are being conserved here and the place is also well-known for wild horses, elephants and tigers.

The Gibbon wildlife sanctuary has got its name from a non human primate. The prime attraction of this park is the sighting of primates which can be very well sighted during early morning. Different types of monkeys are also seen here along with wild pigs and leopards.

The wildlife tours to this state are also comprised of many other sanctuaries that include the Barail Wildlife Sanctuary, Burachapori Wildlife sanctuary, Nambor and the Porbitora WLS. Apart from having a rich cultural heritage the state of Assam houses one of the rarest and unique collections of species that makes the place an ideal one to plan for wildlife holidays.

Assam Travel Information at a Glance