Manas National Park
Manas National Park at a Glance
|IUCN Category||II (National park)|
|District||Barpeta & Bongaigaon (Midway between Kaziranga & Jaldapada National Park).|
|Area||65,800ha. National Park 500 Sq. Km, Tiger Reserve 2837 Sq. km.|
|Core||520 Sq. km.|
|Buffer||2317 Sq. km.|
|Latitude||26o 47’- 26o 56’N|
|Longitude||90o 30’-91o 22’E|
|Altitude||200m to 2,310m.|
|Temperature||Min. 50C –Max 37oC Seasons|
|Monsoon||June – September|
|Winter||December – February|
|Summer||March – May|
|Year of Notification||1980 (0709-90)|
|Topography||Hillocks, meadows, nullahs, water courses & Manas River.|
|Special Status||Tiger Reserve Biosphere Reserve, Natural World Heritage Site.|
|Recommended Period||November- February – August is wet season)|
|Nearest town||Barpeta Road (41 km)|
|Nearest Railway Station||Barpeta Road (41 km)|
|Nearest Airport||Gauhati (186 km)|
About Manas National Park: Manas National Park is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and a part of it extends to Bhutan. It was declared a sanctuary on October 01, 1928 and was designated a World Heritage site in December 1985. The sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including tiger, Golden Langur, Wild Buffalo, Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Capped Langur, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Gaur, Hog Deer, etc.
Manas known for its Project Tigers, Rhinos & Elephants, and is Assam’s one of the two Tiger projects. The scenic beauty and rare wealth of wild life combine with this unique world heritage site to offer one of the most enthralling experiences.
Best Time to Visit Manas National Park: The ideal time to visit the Manas national park is during the months of November to April.
How to Get to Manas National Park:
Air: Manas Park is 176-kms from Guwahati. The nearest airport is Borjhar, which is situated, 5-km out of town, and can be reached by rickshaw, auto rickshaw or airline buses.
Rail: The nearest railhead is situated at Barpeta road.
Road: Buses regularly ply from Guwahati to Barpeta Road in 4½ hrs.