Hot Tourist Destinations of Northeast

Manas National Park


Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas, in the state of Assam, Manas National Park is known for its rich bio-diversity and breath-taking landscape with the River Manas flowing through the National Park. Famous for some of the most endangered species like the Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog, Hispid Hare, it is home to different varieties of wild life. It has been recognised, as a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve because the park is habitat to a large number of tigers, elephants and diverse fauna species. The Manas National Park has been declared as Natural World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

A must-visit, for travellers who wish to explore the serenity and tranquillity amidst the spectacular beauty of the landscapes and the calm waters of the Manas river, it presents a remarkable wilderness experience. By hiring expert guides, one can enjoy the ‘Jeep rides’ and ‘Elephant rides’ in the dense areas of this wildlife haven, spotting diverse animals and birds like tigers, rhinos, wild water buffaloes, elephants, Bengal florican, giant hornbills etc. Apart from the safari, trekking along the Manas river with a forest guide can give an opportunity to bird lovers to witness variety of birds playing on the banks of the river.

The Park is equipped with lodges and cottages which offer basic amenities. A trip to Manas National Park would be an ideal destination for nature and adventure lovers to explore wildlife and experience the wilderness.

Destination at a Glance
How to reach

It is located 176kms from Guwahati. The nearest railhead is situated at Barpeta road, 20kms from the Park. Buses are available from Guwahati to Barpeta Road at regular intervals.

950 km².
Best time to visit
November to April
Nearest city