Manas National park Tourism

Manas National Park Travel Guide

Lying on the foothills of the Himalaya in the state of Assam, notable for its unique biodiversity and charming surroundings, is one of the oldest Tiger Reserve and Biosphere Reserve in India. With a large part of the park extending into Bhutan territory, the enchanting Manas River flows through the Park mark of the border between India and Bhutan. Covering an area of around 391 sq km, Manas National Park was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1973, a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, and a Biosphere Reserve in 1989.

This Brahmaputra valley semi-evergreen forest Terrestrial Eco-region has a glory of carrying richest species of wildlife compared to other Indian wildlife areas. Notable for the only home for the rare and endangered Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur, Slow loris, Hoolock Gibbon, Assamese macaques and Pygmy Hog. The diverse fauna of Manas Wildlife Sanctuary include some potentially aggressive animals such as Tigers, Elephants, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Golden Cat, Fishing Cat, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Civet Cat, Wild Dog, Indian Fox, Gaur and Himalayan Black Bear, as well as many varieties of deer.

The diverse habitat of Manas National Park harboured specialized birds such as endangered Bengal Florican and the Great Hornbill. Some other bird species seen here are Greater Adjutant, Black-tailed Crake, Red-headed Trogon, Swamp Francolin, Wreathed and Rufous-necked Hornbill, Marsh and Jerdon's Babbler, Rufous-rumped and Bristled Grassbirds, Hodgson's Bush-chat, Rufous-vented yuhina, Finn's Weaver, Ibisbill etc.

The park checklist has over 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 of reptiles and 3 species of amphibians. Out of these wildlife, 31 of them are threatened/ endangered. An astounding variety of insects, butterflies and birds found here, making it a rewarding location for ornithologists and entomologists alike.

Manas National park facts

RANGE: Manas National Park Comprises of three ranges namely Bansbari Range, Panbari and Bhuyanpara range. The entry of tourists is restricted to the central area or the Bansbari range only.

Area covered: 360 sq. km

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person for Indians, Rs. 250 per person for foreign tourists.

Jeep entry Fee: Rs. 500

Still Camera: Rs. 50 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners), Video Camera : Rs. 100 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners.)

Safari area and rate
Bansbari to Mathanguri: 1800
Bansbari to Mathanguri by subway: 2000
Safari from Mathanguri: 2500
Whole day safari: 4000
Bansbari to Kokilabari: 4000

Boat Ride: Rs. 2000 (8 seater boat), which can be shared among the passengers.

Major Attractions: Tiger, Wild Elephant, Panther.

Best Season: November and February. However, the park opens from October to May.

Opening Hours: Sunrise till sunset from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

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Elephant safari at Manas National Park

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Jeep Safari at Manas National Park

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