JUNGLE SAFARISASSAM AND ARUNACHAL
Manas National Park:
Located in the scenic foothills of the Himalayas, Manas is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site that harbours a wide variety of flora and fauna. Notable sightings include large populations of Elephants, Water Buffaloes, Sambars, One Horned Rhinos and a diverse range of woodland birds. Manas also boasts as the home to the Pygmy Hog, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Assam Roofed Turtle. The jungle characterized by humongous trees and wavy stretches of elephant grass is a sight to behold.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary:
Situated in the Morigaon district in Assam, Pobitora is a visually quaint location near the lucid river of Brahmaputra. It is known primarily for its handsome density of the Indian Rhinoceroses, which is arguably the highest in the world. A picturesque spot humbled with the amiable hospitality of the locals of the region with their exquisite cuisine, Pobitora packs up quite the treat.
Kaziranga National Park:
Probably one of the most famously attractive national parks in the country, Kaziranga is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kaziranga is host to a diverse range of wildlife and avian presence, starting right from the Royal Bengal tiger to the great tuskers of our homeland. It has a number of safari ranges that offer a variety of sightings of Sloth Bears, Golden Jackals, Pangolins, Civets, Eastern Swamp Deer, Sambar and many more. The adjacent Brahmaputra River which flows through the park is also home to the endangered species of the Gangetic Dolphin.
Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary:
Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary or the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is a dense forest near Jorhat in Assam. Gibbon going by its name is famous as being the home to the country’s only apes, the Hoolock gibbons. This evergreen forest is also the only place in the Northeastern part of the country that houses North-east India’s only nocturnal primate, the Bengal Slow Loris. Being a rather unfrequented region, Gibbon is a gift of tranquility and richness in nature.
Orang National Park:
Orang’s alluring woods are home to a mesmerising population of Royal Bengal Tigers whose density is said to be the highest among other sanctuaries and reserves in the country. Orang’s landscape is also dotted with the presence of other exquisite mammals which include Indian Elephant, Hog Deer, the famed one horned Indian Rhinoceros and many more. Orang in its entirety is a veritable treat to the photographic lenses and adventurous eyes of all wildlife lovers.
Nameri National Park:
Placed in the foothill regions of the Eastern Himalayas, Nameri is a mixture of both regular wildlife sightings and avid birding. The forest is known to house both the Indian Leopard and the Clouded Leopard apart from other feline attractions like the Bengal Tiger, Marbled Cat and the Leopard Cat. It is also an epicenter of a spectrum of diverse and colourful birds.
Pakke Tiger Reserve:
The painting like Pakke is a Tiger reserve located in the Kessang district of Arunachal Pradesh and is a skilful combination of the colours green and blue with the rich forests undercut by a number of clear streams. The reserve is a nesting place for a number of animals ranging from the splendid looking Bengal Tiger to Wild Dogs, Wild Boars, Jackals, the Himalayan Black Bear and many more exciting species. Pakke is also a region harbouring exquisite sightings of the Malayan Giant Squirrel and the Yellow Throated Marten. Pakke is a destination that knows just to give and give some more.
Namdapha National Park: :
An offshoot of the eastern Himalayas, Namdapha is a biodiversity paradise comprising of thousands of varieties of flora and fauna. Namdapha is also a collector’s edition of different vegetations including evergreen, deciduous, coniferous and alpine. Each of these vegetations further have their own set of flora and fauna as Namdapha is one of those rare national parks in the country that has the Indian Leopard, the Clouded Leopard and the Snow Leopard all together in one broad place. It is a humongous piece of forested area that caters right into the wildlife explorer’s much treasured wanderlust.