Dibru Saikhwa National Park tour

Dibru Saikhowa National park

If you want to spend some time in nature's lap, start heading towards Dibru Saikhowa wildlife century, the most scenic nature's treasure. Located at 12km away from Tinsukia town, near the borders of Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, one can see the biodiversity hotspot named Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. Dibru-Saikhowa, also a biosphere reserve is surrounded by three of India's eastern-most rivers, the mighty Brahmaputra, the Lohit River in the north and Dibru River in the South. Encircled by the mighty Brahmaputra and Dibru River, the island and its bank has become an internationally acclaimed BIRDING area. The area is predominantly comprised of semi-wet evergreen forests, tropical moist deciduous forest, bamboos, canebrakes and grasslands, making it highly conducive to wildlife habitat. Out of the seven parts of the park, one part is the wetland and the rest are mainly grassland and dense forest.

Flora and Fauna of Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is mostly visited for its scenic forest-landscapes, and most importantly for the bright colored wild horses known as Feral Horses and white-winged Wood Ducks. Dibru-Saikhowa was declared as one of World's top 19 bio-diverse hotspots. Several endangered species of birds including over 350 species of avifauna both endangered and migratory, are the main attraction of the park. It is an interesting birding destination for rare specialized grassland and swamp forest birds such as the threatened Marsh Babbler, Jerdon's Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Swamp Prinia and Jerdon's Bushchat. Some of the other birds found here are Swamp Francolin, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Spot-billed Duck, Speckled Piculet, Drongo Cuckoo, Pale-capped Pigeon, Grey-headed Lapwing, Slenderbilled Vulture, Red-necked Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Darter, Rosy Minivet, Spangled Drongo etc and migratory birds like Geyleg goose, Brahmini duck, Bar-headed goose, pelican, Black stork etc.

This park is a safe haven for many extremely rare and endangered species of wildlife, as well as various species of shrubs, herbs and rare medicinal plants. Some rare and endangered animals of this sanctuary are Hoolock gibbon, capped langur, slow loris, water buffalo, tiger, elephant, gangetic river dolphin etc.

One can also check out Maguri beel, a large wetland just on the border of the park and Koliapani grasslands.

Boat at Dibru Saikhwa National Park

Boat Safari at Dibru Saikhwa National Park

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Facts about Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Entry Point: GuijanGhat and Saikhowaghat, these small river port are the entry point for the park. The main jungle is surrounded by rivers, one needs to approach by boats or large houseboat at these ghats to enter the park.

Major Attractions: Sea Dolphin, Feral Horses, White-winged Wood Ducks and endangered species of birds.

Best Season: November to April is the best seasons to visit Dibru Saikhowa National Park, during this period one can enjoy migratory birds.

Opening Hours: Dibru Saikhowa national park opens all day. Entry after sunset and before sunrise is not permitted and night stay is strictly prohibited inside the park.

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What to do

Things to do in Dibru Saikhowa National Park are:

  • Boat safari: You can do boat safari for wildlife and bird watching. The evenings on the boat give you sights that leave you stunned. Ferry boats are available at Rs.300-500 for an hour visit. You can watch a number of birds and if you are lucky and you can see Dolphins.
  • Nature-Trek: walk through the dense forest and vast dry land singing to the tune of the different birds and experience the wild ambience. you need to take a forest guard along for trekking inside the park.
  • Houseboats trip: One can enjoy the tranquillity of the mighty Brahmaputra river while cruising in the houseboat. River dolphins make their appearance at certain spots on the way

Best Time to visit

Best Season to visit Dibru Saikhwa National Park.

Summer

The summer season in Assam starts from the month of March and extends till the end of June. The season is characterized by extreme humidity and frequent showers. The maximum temperature during summer (May, June & July) is 32 degree Celsius.

Monsoons

The main rainy months are June, July, August, September. Monsoon is the best time to watch biodiversity and wildlife in Dibru Saikhowa as due to flood animals are coming out from Deep forest to the plain outside.

Winter

The winter season starts from November and last till April. The temperature during this season is (7 degree - 28 degree Celsius). February to April is quite warm in Dibru Saikhowa.

How to reach

Dibru Saikhowa by Air

The nearest airport is Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) which is accessible from Kolkata and Delhi by flights. Dibru-Saikhowa is just 70km from the airport.
Vehicles are available at airport / railway station. Tata sumo normally charges Rs 1200. Maruti Omni charges Rs 1000.

Dibru Saikhowa by railways

The nearest railway station is Dibrugarh which. Which is well connected with major cities in India by Rajdhani express.

Dibru Saikhowa by road

Tinsukia is the nearest town which is 10km from Gujjan(Guijan) entry point and 50km from Dhola entry point. Various options are available to rach Dibru Saikhowa from Tinsukia such bus, auto rickshaw and taxi etc.

Where to stay

There are verious resorts and hotels available for stay near Dibru Saikhowa National Park. Some of them are :

1. Padmini Resort, Tinsukia
2. Kohuwa eco camp (Maguri Beel, Natun Gaon) located at a distance of 3 Km from Guijan Ghat.
3. Banashree Eco-Camp, Guijan
4. Guijan Forest Inspection Bungalow which is the nearest accommodation available outside the park.
5. You can also stay at houseboats available with exciting packages which include Bonfire, night fishing, night sports and various other activities at Guijan ghat.

Tourist Map

Google map of Dibru Saikhowa National Park.