Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve located in Assam, India. Nestling with the Himalayan foothills, it enjoys close proximity with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. Travellers visiting the park get amazed by its rare and endangered endemic wildlife, including the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog. The Park is also known for its dense population of the wild water buffalo.
Manas National Park is a heaven for nature lovers seeking some moments of serenity. Its location amidst the foothills of splendid Himalayan range adds to its popularity. The pristine Manas River flows through the park, adding life to its rugged mountains and forested hills. The Manas Sanctuary is extremely popular for its Tiger Reserve and Elephant Reserve. Over 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians reside here. Travellers visiting here can enjoy include elephant ride and boating on the Manas River for a wholesome wildlife experience.
Manas houses a rich population of Royal Bengal Tigers. At present, over 60 tigers reside inside the park. Bird watchers can take the pleasure of bird watching to spot the largest population of the endangered Bengal Florican on the planet apart from 380 species of other birds, including Greater Adjutant, Black-tailed Crake, Red-headed Trogo, Swamp Francolin, Wreathed, etc.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the sanctuary is after monsoons from October to April.
Safari Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati, is the nearest airport.
Rail: The closest major railway station is Guwahati.