Orang National Park
Often referred to as the “Mini Kaziranga National Park”, Orang National Park, the oldest Game Reserve, is situated in the north bank of the river Brahmaputra in the Darrang and Sonitpur Districts of Assam. Known for its striking natural beauty and the spectacular landscapes, the Park attracts many tourists from all around the world. It takes pride in its rich flora and fauna. The Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
The thick grasslands provide a perfect home for animals like the one-horned rhinoceros, elephant, the endangered pygmy hog, tiger, swamp deer, wild buffalo etc. The park is host to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, predators, game birds. Some of the birds which are seen in the Park are spot-billed pelican, milky American white pelican, Bengal florican, black necked stork etc.‘Elephant Safari’ and ‘Jeep Safari’, can be taken amidst the dense forests with an expert guide.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life, this is the place for you, a splendid spot to explore and experience natural beauty and wildlife. The Park is equipped with rest houses, tourist lodges and a forest dormitory.
Contact Person: Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldai Wildlife Division, Phone No. +913713-230022, Range Forest Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Silbori, Phone No: +913712-282379
The nearest airport is the Salonibari Airport in Tezpur which is 80 kms from the Park and the LGBI airport in Guwahati which is 150 kms from the Park. Nearest railheads include Saloni and Rangapara. The Park can be reached via NH 52 via buses from Tezpur or Guwahati. It is located 18kms from Dhansirighat and 70kms from Mangaldai.