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Manas National Park

Manas National Park

Manas National Park at a Glance

IUCN Category

II (National park)

State

Assam

District

Barpeta & Bongaigaon (Midway between Kaziranga & Jaldapada National Park).

Area

65,800ha. National Park 500 Sq. Km, Tiger Reserve 2837 Sq. km.

Core

520 Sq. km.

Buffer

2317 Sq. km.

Latitude

26o 47’- 26o 56’N

Longitude

90o 30’-91o 22’E

Altitude

200m to 2,310m.

Rainfall

333cm

Temperature

Min. 50C –Max 37oC Seasons

Monsoon

June – September

Winter

December – February

Summer

March – May

Year of Notification

1980 (0709-90)

Topography

Hillocks, meadows, nullahs, water courses & Manas River.

Special Status

Tiger Reserve Biosphere Reserve, Natural World Heritage Site.

Recommended Period

November- February – August is wet season)

Nearest town

Barpeta Road (41 km)

Nearest Railway Station

Barpeta Road (41 km)

Nearest Airport

Gauhati (186 km)


About Manas National Park: Manas National Park is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and a part of it extends to Bhutan. It was declared a sanctuary on October 01, 1928 and was designated a World Heritage site in December 1985. The sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including tiger, Golden Langur, Wild Buffalo, Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Capped Langur, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Gaur, Hog Deer, etc.

 

Manas known for its Project Tigers, Rhinos & Elephants, and is Assam's one of the two Tiger projects. The scenic beauty and rare wealth of wild life combine with this unique world heritage site to offer one of the most enthralling experiences.

 

Best Time to Visit Manas National Park: The ideal time to visit the Manas national park is during the months of November to April.

 

How to Get to Manas National Park:

 

Air: Manas Park is 176-kms from Guwahati. The nearest airport is Borjhar, which is situated, 5-km out of town, and can be reached by rickshaw, auto rickshaw or airline buses.

 

Rail: The nearest railhead is situated at Barpeta road.

 

Road: Buses regularly ply from Guwahati to Barpeta Road in 4½ hrs.