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. 300
Still Camera: Rs. 50 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners), Video Camera : Rs. 100 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners.)
Safari: Rs. 120 (Indians) & Rs. 750 (foreigners.)
Boat Ride: Rs. 2000 (8 seater boat), which can be shared between the passengers.
Major Attractions: Tiger, Leopard, Panther.
Best Season: November and February. However the season starts from October to April.
Opening Hours: Sunrise till sunset from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Things to do in Manas National Park are:
Elephant safari is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy rare species of flora and fauna. Cross over to the Bhutan part of the reserve (which required permissions)for an almost certain sighting of the golden langur. A small rowing boat is used to go across the narrow, shallow part of the river for a short trip.
The summer palace of the Bhutan's King is located in the park is worth a visit. Wildlife Safari is available on elephant back, jeep or car. Riding boats in Manash river are in amazing experience which need special permission.
Elephant rides from Mothanguri are an interesting way to get around the park. But one need advance reservations for this in the Range Forest Officer.
Jeep Safari is another thrilling experience to enjoy the jungle tour. Jeep Safari offer 60 or 90 kilometre drive. The shorter one takes the following route, from The Bansbari Lodge-Lotajhar-Mothanguri-Gyati-Uchilla-Kuribheel-Buraburi and return; the 90 kilometre itinerary, of especial interest to the birdwatcher, takes in the area round the village of Koklabari, which is now being developed as a birdwatching area, then through jungle to Alabari and Namlang.
There are a number of watchtowers built by the forest department on both these routes for wildlife watching.
Morning safari Timing :
05:30 - to - 10:00 Hrs
14:30 - to - 17:30 Hrs
05:30 - to - 10:00 Hrs
15:00 - to - 17:30 Hrs
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Boat Riding in Manash River is a wonderful experience. You can spot varieties of animal and water birds while riding. The Forest Department offer boating facility Rs. 2,000 for an 8-seater boat. Boat riding trip generally covers 35 km away from Mathanguri.
The summer season in Manas starts from the month of May and extends till the September. The season is extreme humidity and frequent showers. The average temperature in summer is 22 to 38 degree Celsius. Light cotton clothes are the best option during summer.
Manas National Park received moderate to heavy rainfall during the monsoon months of June to August.
The winter season at the place falls from the month of November and stays till the month of February. The average temperature in winter is 5 to 18 degree Celsius. Temperatue drops drastically at night, so jackets or pullovers are needed after sunset.
Nearest Major Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport.
Distance: 176 km.
Time taken: 2.30 hr
Nearest Railway Station : Barpeta Road
Ditance :40 km
Manas National Park is well connect via road from major cities of Assam. Located at a distance of 176 km from Guwhati , which take approx 2.30 hr to cover the distance.
Distance between some major places are as follows :
kaziranga - 403 km.
Darjeeling - 466 km.
Shillong - 287 km.
Siliguri - 386 km.
Bansbari Forest Lodge
Bansbari Forest Lodge is situated by the side of Manas river located at the right of entrance to the national park, with tea gardens on one side, jungle and views of the Himalayan foothills on the other. It has 16 large twin-bedded rooms all have attached bathrooms simply but comfortably furnished.
Florican has simple and beautiful cottages with all necessary amenities. It is run by local youth from nearby villages and Manas Ever Welfare Society. It is located near the forest entrance of Bansbari Central Range.
Musa Jungle Retreat
Musa Jungle Retreat is located on the one edge of the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. The cottages are very quaint and spacious with a very peaceful environment amidst beautiful landscape.
Located in a beautiful location in Manas National Park, on a hill overlooking the Manas river that divides Manas National Park and Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan. They provide very basic facilities and decent food to clean rooms. Power is available from 6 to 10 pm through the generator as no electricity connection is available here. Staying inside the forest in a remote location is a different experience all together.
Located at a distance of 136 Km from Manas National Park, Guwahati is the gateway to the north-east region. Situated at the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra, the city is the commercial capital of the entire region. Guwahati is a vital tourist base point, besides being an attraction in its own. Guwahati has several places of historical interest and tourist attraction.
Madan Kamdev Temple
Madan Kamdev or Pancharath Temple is a complex of 24 temples, located at a distance of 34 km from Guwahati. It is also known as Khajuraho of Kamrup, as basic mortal weaknesses like love and passion have been engraved in the walls of the temple just like those found in the Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh. Studies have revealed that the ruins of the temple belonged to the era when Assam was ruled by the Pala Dynasty around 10th or 12th century AD.
Chandubi lake which is natural lake located in lower assam at a distance of 64 kilometers from the city of Guwahati. The lake is located at the foot of Garo hills surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya. The place is calm and peaceful covered by deep forest, tea garden and small and distinct villages. It is natural sight seeing and picnic spot. This lake attracts sizable amount of migratory birds during winter. A huge number of tourists visit the place to relax in the lap of nature.