Wildlife Sancturies

Description

Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary

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One of the oldest Sanctuary containing Hot water spring and Waterfalls and surrounded by Nambor Sanctuary having 51 rare species of Orchid.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Bear, Sambar, Barking deer, Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pig etc.

Birds: The Great pied Hornbill, Hill myna etc.

Reptiles: Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards.

How to reach: The nearest Airport Dimapur is 55 kms. and Jorhat Airport is 85 kms. away. The road distances from nearest Towns: from Golaghat is 35 kms., from Diphu is 92 kms, from Guwahati is 330 kms. and Kaziranga is 45 kms. away.

Where to stay: Aranya Lodge, Tel.: (03776)262429, Bonani, Banashree, Kunjobon Lodges, Tel.: (03776)262423 under Assam Tourism at Kohora.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272237(O), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit: November to April.

Best season for visit: November to April.

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Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Sanctuary is located on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 70.13 sq. kms. in the district of Nagaon and is a part of Laokhowa -Burachapori eco-system. An ideal habitat for Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalo.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Elephant, Wild buffalo, Hog deer, Barking deer, Tiger, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Civets, Lesser cat, Wild pig etc.

Birds: About 225 species of birds recorded so far.

Fishes: Breeding ground for about 39 species of fishes.

Amphibians: The water bodies provide excellent living condition for the amphibians and 9 species of them have so far been recorded.

Reptiles: 14 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary.

How to reach:

The distance by road from Nagaon is 28 Kms. and from Guwahati is 148 Kms.

The nearest Railway Station is Nagaon and the nearest Air port is LGBI Airport (Guwahati).

Where to stay:

Accommodation is available at Nagaon town in Hotels, Circuit House etc.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Nagaon Wildlife Division, Katimari, Nagaon -782002, Tel.: (03672)225632 (O), 225003 (R), Range Officer, Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Garajan, District- Nagaon, Tel.: (03672)247592 (O).

Best time for visit:

November to March.

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Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary

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A Sanctuary of only 26.22 sq. kms. area, situated on the foothills of Himalayas bordering Bhutan in the north, is an ideal bhabar tract. The Sanctuary was constituted especially for the protection and conservation of Hispid Hare and Pigmy Hog.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Chinese Pangolin, Porcupine, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Pigmy Hog, Wild Pig, Hispid Hare.

Birds: Peafowl, Hornbill, Swamp partridge, Bengal florican etc

How to reach:

The nearest Airport LGBI, Guwahati is about 150 kms. away. The Sanctuary is located 70 kms. from Mangaldoi, about 120 kms. from Tezpur and 140 kms. from Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park .

Where to stay:

Visitors may stay in Hotels at Guwahati and Circuit Houses at Mangaldoi and Udalguri, contact - Deputy Commissioner, Darrang, Tel.: (03713)222135 and Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri, Tel.: (03711)224433.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, Mangaldoi, Tel.: (03713)230022.

Best Season for visit:

November to April.

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Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary

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With an area of 45.50 sq. kms., Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Dhubri district in the western Assam and is the second home of Golden Langur off the foothills of Himalaya.

What you expect to see

Mammals & Birds:

Golden Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard etc. There are also 273 species of Birds, 11 species of Reptiles, 14 species of Amphibians and 60 species of Fishes have been recorded so far.

How to reach:

The nearest Airport LGBI Guwahati is 263 kms. away and the road distance from Guwahati City is 269 kms., from Dhubri is 70 kms., from Bongaigaon is 50 kms. and from Kokrajhar is 7 kms.

Where to stay:

A Forest Rest House is available at Choraikhola near Kokrajhar. Visitors may contact the D.F.O. Wildlife Division, Kokrajhar. Hotels in Kokrajhar - Hotel Omshri, J.D. Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.: (03661)271656, 271655, Sahara Lodge, Patalpur Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.: (03661)270824, Seven Brothers' Lodge, Bazar Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.: (03661)271701. Basumatary Lodge, R.N.B. Road, Kokrajhar, Prashanti Lodge, R.N.B. Road, Kokrajhar, Tel.: (03661)270094, 9435255113 , K.R. Lodge, J.D. Rd, Kokrajhar.

Whom to contact for visit :

The D.F.O. Wildlife Division, Kokrajhar, Tel.: (03661)270635 (O).

Best season for visit :

November to April.

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Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in the Sonitpur district with an area of 44.06 sq. kms. the Sanctuary is a part of Laokhowa – Burachapori eco-system and comprises of a mosaic of wet alluvial grassland, riparian and semi-evergreen forests dotted by wetland and river system.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Wild Buffalo, Hog Deer, Wild Pigs etc. and occasional visit of herd of Elephants.

Birds: Bengal Florican, Swamp partridge(fancolin), Wood Cock, Water Hen, Parakeets etc.

How to reach:

By road from Salonibari Airport (Tezpur) it is 30 Kms., from Guwahati - 160 Kms., from Jorhat - 180 Kms. and from Nagaon- 40 Kms.

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Where to stay:

Blue star Hotel, Jonaki Building, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)220682, Oasis Hotel, Jonaki Road, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)220724, Hotel Luit, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)222083, Hotel Green View, Main Road, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)223685, Kanyapur Hotel, Hatibilkhana, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)220261.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Dolabari, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)268054, Range Forest Officer, Burachapari Wildlife Range, Dhania (Assam).

Best season for visit :

November to March.

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Panidehing Wildlife Sanctuary

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A rich wetland eco-system of 33.93 sq. kms. on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in the Sibsagar district.

What you expect to see

Birds :A paradise of migratory and resident birds, so far 165 species of Birds have been identified and recorded. A place for quite high concentration of Geese and other Migratory birds. The common birds seen are Bar-headed Goose, Grey leg Goose, Spot billed Duck, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Gargany, Shoveller, Red crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Open bill Stork, White necked Stork etc.

Aquatic Fauna: Varieties of fishes have been identified along with various species of Frogs & Snakes etc.

How to reach:

By road from Rowriah Airport (Jorhat) it is 80 Kms., from Mohanbari Airport (Dibrugarh) 88 Kms., from Sibsagar 22 Kms., from Jorhat 75Kms., from Dibrugarh 73 Kms. and from Guwahati it is 386 Kms.

Where to stay:

Tourist Lodge, Sibsagar (the ancient capital of Ahom Kingdom), contact - Tourist Information Officer, Sibsagar, Tel.- 03772- 222394. Hotels in Sivasagar town - Hotel Brahmaputra, B.G.Road, Tel.: (03772)222200, Hotel Priya, A.T. Road, Tel.: (03772)222988, Hotel Sidhartha, B.G. Road, Tel.: (03772)224281, Hotel Brindavan, A. T. Road, Tel.: (03772)220414.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Sivasagar Division, P.O. Sivasagar, Assam. Pin- 785640, Tel.: (03772)220989 (O), 224154 (R).

Best time for visit:

November to March

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Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

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A small Sanctuary of 20.98 sq. kms. in Jorhat district with semi-evergreen forests and evergreen patches amidst tea gardens and human settlements. The Sanctuary is named after the only Ape (Hoolock Gibbon) found in India.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, Pangolin, Assamese macaque, Pig tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Capped langur, Slow loris, Jungle cat, Indian civet, Giant squirrel, Barking deer, Sambar, Wild pig, Squirrels.

Birds: Indian Pied Horn Bill, Osprey, Hill Myna, Kalij pheasant etc.

Reptiles: Indian Python, Common Monitor Lizard, Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Cobra.

How to reach:

By road from Mariani Rly. Junction it is only 5 kms. away and from Rowriah Airport (Jorhat) it is 25 kms., from Jorhat town it is 20 kms.

Where to stay:

Gibbon Forest Rest House(a small rest house located within the Sanctuary). For reservation contact Divisional Forest Officer, Jorhat Division, Tel.: (0376)2320008 (O), 2320456 (R), Prasanti Tourist Lodge under Assam Tourism Department located in Jorhat town, 22 kms. away from the Sanctuary. For reservation contact the Deputy Director, Tourism Department, Jorhat. There are also many good Hotels at Jorhat town.

Whom to contact for visit:

The Divisional Forest Officer, Jorhat Division, Jorhat, Pin. 785001, Tel.:(0376)2320008 (O), 2320456 (R, Forest Range Officer, Mariani Range, P.O. Mariani, Dist.–Jorhat, Tel.: (03771)244125 (Office cum Residence).

Best season for visit :

Throughout the year but best during June to July & February to March.

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Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Sanctuary harbours the world's highest density of One horned Rhinoceros, located in Morigaon district, but close to Guwahati City. The habitat comprises of Assam alluvial grassland with hilly forests for an area of 38.81 sq. kms. This is also an Important Bird Area.

What you expect to see

Mammals: A total of 81 Rhinoceros were sighted during the estimation in April, 2006. Other mammals found are Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, feral Buffalo, Wild pigs, Chinese pangolins etc.

Birds: Altogether 375 species of both migratory and resident birds of 46 families have been recorded so far, with 14 listed in the Indian Red Data Book.

Fishes: An important breeding ground for a variety of fishes.

Amphibians: 9 species of amphibians have been recorded.

Reptiles: 27 species of reptiles have been recorded in the Sanctuary.

Visitor facilities:

Elephant ride & Jeep Safari facilities are available. Suitable site for bird watching with guaranteed Rhino sighting. Picnic site near Garanga Beel.

How to reach:

From Guwahati 35 Kms. via Chandrapur and 52 Kms. via NH. 37– Sonapur.

Where to stay:

Mayang Tourist Lodge under Tourism Department with 4 rooms. Forest Department Inspection Bungalow at Mayang with 2 rooms.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, Guwahati-781009. Tel.: (0361)2550207(R), 09435031789 (Mobile), Range Officer, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Mayang, Dist.-Morigaon, Tel.: (03678)248157(O).

Best time for visit :

November to March.

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Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Sanctuary is located in the foothills of Himalaya in the Sonitpur district with an area of 220 sq. kms. and offers views of both scenic beauty and wildlife.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Tiger, Lesser Cats, Elephant, Gaur, Wild Boar, Hog Deer, Barking Deer.

Birds: White Winged Wood Duck, Hornbill, Pelican etc.

Reptiles: Python, Russell's Viper etc.

How to reach:

The Salonibari (Tezpur) Airport is 45 Kms. from the Sanctuary. The nearest Towns - Tezpur is 52 Kms. and Dhekiajuli is 30 Kms. from the Sanctuary.

Where to stay:

Forest Inspection Bungalow at Tezpur, contact Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)268054. Hotel Luit, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)222083, 224704, Tourist Lodge, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)221016.

Whom to contact for visit:

The Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Tezpur, Tel.: (03712)268054(O), 268003(R).

Best season for visit:

November to April.

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Bherjan - Borajan - Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_18.jpgThe Sanctuary with 3 separate blocks is located in Tinsukia district and is an ideal habitat for the Primate species.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Some of the mammals found in the Sanctuary are Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Pig tailed Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Stump tailed Macaque and Hoolock Gibbon, besides few Leopards, Wild Pigs and Giant Flying Squirrel etc.

Birds: 84 species of birds have been found including Osprey, Kingfisher, Indian Pied Hornbill, Lineated Barbet, Woodpecker, Drongo, Common Mynah, Bulbul, Magpie Robin, Wagtail and varieties of woodland birds.

How to reach:

By road from Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport it is about 40 kms. away. From Tinsukia town - Bherjan block is 3 kms. away, Borajan block is 6 kms. away and Padumoni block is 5 kms. away.

Where to stay:

Good Hotels are available in Tinsukia – Hotel Highway, A.T. Road, Tel.:(0374)2335383/2332783/2340820, Hotel Jyoti, Rangagora Road, Tel.: (0374)2333243, Hotel Urmila Continental, Rangagora Road, Tel-0374- 2333777/2333773, Hotel Indralok, Prakash Bazar, Tel.: (0374)2340398, Hotel President, Station Road, Tel.: (0374)2340435.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Tinsukia Wildlife Division, P.O. Borguri, Pin:786126,Tel.: (0374)2331472, Range Forest Officer, Guijan Wildlife Range, P.O. Guijan, Tinsukia.

Best season for visit:

October to April.

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East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

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East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary, with 221.81 sq. kms. is an important component of the Karbi Anglong–Kaziranga landscape, rich in both floral & faunal diversity and is located in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Bears, Barking deer, Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pigs, Lesser cats etc.

Birds: High diversity of woodland birds.

Reptiles & Amphibians: Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards, Hill tortoise etc.

How to reach:

From Dimapur Airport the Sanctuary is 150 kms. away by road, from the LGBI Airport Guwahati it is about 190 kms. and from Rowraiah (Jorhat) Airport it is 110 Kms. away.

Where to stay:

Tourist Lodge, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272694 (O), A small Forest Inspection Bungalow is available at Dokmoka town, only 37 kms. away from the Sanctuary. Contact - Range Forest Officer, Western Range, Dokmoka. Hotels & Lodges are available at Diphu town which is 132 Kms. away and at Nagaon town which is 127 kms. away from the sanctuary.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272237(O), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit:

November to April.

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Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_22.jpgNambor Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading 37 sq. kms. contiguous to Garampani WLS is located in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council. It harbours 51 rare species of Orchid.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Bears, Sambar, Barking deer, Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pig etc.

Birds: Rich in terrestrial woodland birds.

Reptiles: Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards.

How to reach:

From Dimapur Airport it is only 55 kms. and from Jorhat Airport it is 85 kms. away. The road distances from nearest Towns are - Golaghat -35 kms., Diphu -92 kms., Guwahati - 330 kms. and Kohora (Kaziranga N.P) is 70 kms. away.

Where to stay:

Aranya Lodge, Tel.: (03776)262429, Bonani, Banashree, Kunjobon Lodges, Tel.: (03776)262423, all under Assam Tourism and located at Kohora.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272237(O), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit:

November to April.

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Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary

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What you expect to see

Mammals: Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Lesser Cat, Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Slow Loris, Pangolin etc.

Birds: High diversity of hilly and woodland birds.

Reptiles:Banded Krait, Rock Python, Monitor Lizard, Brown Hill Tortoise etc.

How to reach:

From Dimapur Airport it is only 60 kms. away and from Diphu Railway Station it is at a distance of 8 kms. only.

Where to stay:

Forest Inspection Bungalow, Diphu, contact - Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong West Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272247 (O), 272221(R), Circuit House, Diphu, contact - Deputy Commissioner, Tel.: (03671)272257(O), 272255(R), Soil Conservation Inspection Bungalow, Diphu, contact - Divisional Officer, Soil Conservation Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272241. The Private Lodges at Diphu are - Singhason Hotel, Tel.: (03671)274158, Lisa Hotel, Tel.: 09435417602

Whom to contact:

Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong West Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272247(O), 272221(R).

Best season for visit:

November to March.

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Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary

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Nambor – Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading in 97.15 sq. kms. in 3 blocks, is located in Golaghat district and is famous for Hot water springs and one can easily sight Gaur and Hoolock Gibbon here.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Elephant, Hoolock Gibbon, Stumped Tailed Macaque, Pig Tailed Macaque, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Tiger, Leopard, Fishing Cat, Barking Deer, Sambar, Wild Pigs, Gaur etc.

Birds: White Winged Wood Duck, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Adjutant Stork etc.

Amphibians & Reptiles: Tortoise, Monitor Lizard, Python etc.

How to reach:

From the Rowriah (Jorhat) Airport it is 68 kms. away and from the Guwahati LGBI Airport it is 318 kms. away. The distance of the Sanctuary from Jorhat is 68 kms., from Dimapur is 77 kms. and from Kohora (Kaziranga N.P) is 70 kms.

Where to stay:

Prasanti Tourist Lodge (Assam Tourism) at Golaghat, Tel.: (03774)280730, Nambor Guest House, Hospital Road, Golaghat, Tel.: (03774)280900, Fax: (03774)281066 and many other Hotels in Golahat.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Golaghat Division, Junakinagar, Golaghat, Tel.: (03774)284798(O), 284997(R), Forest Range Officer, Golaghat Range, Salmora, P.O. Golaghat, Tel.: (03774)280544.

Best season for visit:

October to March.

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Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_28.jpgThe Sanctuary spreading in an area of 78.64 sq. kms. is located in the eastern fringe of Guwahati city.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Leopard, Elephant, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Porcupine etc.

Birds: Lesser Adjutant, Greater Adjutant, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, Khaleej Pheasant Green Imperial Pigeon, Lesser Pied Hornbill etc.

Reptiles: Python, Monitor Lizard, Indian Cobra etc.

How to reach:

From Guwahati LGBI Airport it is 40 Kms. away and from Guwahati Railway Station it is only 15 Kms. away.

Where to stay:

All kinds of accommodations are available in Guwahati city. Adjacent to the southern boundary of the Sanctuary at Tepesia, Kamarkuchi, there is the Brahmaputra Jungle Resort (with Cottages, Tents, Deluxe Rooms), Tel.: (0361)2160584.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, A.T. Road, Santipur, Guwahati -781009, Tel.: (0361)2656771 (P), 09435031789 (Mobile).

Best time for visit:

October to April.

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Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_30.jpgThe Sanctuary with an area of 111.19 Sq. Kms. is located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and is famous for Assam Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests bordering Arunachal Pradesh. The Sanctuary is a part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve having the World War II cemeteries nearby, along with the Stillwell Road and the oldest refinery of Asia in Digboi and 'open cast' coal mining at Lido.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Himalayan black bear, Hog – badger, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Gaur, Serow, Malayan giant squirrels, Porcupine, Pig-tailed macaque etc.

Birds: Lesser Adjutant Stork, White Winged Wood duck, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge, Khaleej Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Rufus necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, Black-browed Leaf Wabler, Green Imperial Pigeon, Purple wood or Pale capped Pigeon etc.

Reptiles: Rock python, King cobra, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor Lizard etc.

How to reach:

From Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport the Sanctuary is about 80 kms. away. The Sanctuary is close to Digboi, Duliajan and Margherita towns.

Where to stay:

Forest Inspection Bungalow at Digboi, contact – Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, Digboi, Tel.: (03751)264433. The Private Lodges are - Digboi Tourist Lodge cum Restaurant, Golai No.1, Digboi, P.O. Digboi, Tel.: 9435169247, Central Transit Accommodation, I.O.C. Digboi, Tel.: (03751)264025

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, P.O. Digboi, Pin: 786171, Dist. Tinsukia, Tel.: (03751)264433, Range Forest Officer, Soraipung, P.O. Bhadoipanchali, Dist: Tinsukia, Range Forest Officer, Margherita West Range, P.O. Margherita, Dist: Tinsukia.

Best season for visit:

September to March.

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Borail Wildlife Sanctuary

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Borail Sanctuary covers an area of 326.24 sq. kms. and comprises of Cachar Tropical Moist Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen Forests.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Himalayan black bear, Yellow-throated marten, Hog –badger, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Serow, Giant squirrel, Porcupine etc.

Birds: Lesser Adjutant Stork, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge, Mountain Bamboo partridge, Khaleej Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Rufus necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill etc.

Reptiles: Rock python, King cobra, Brown hill tortoise, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor Lizard etc.

How to reach:

The nearest Silchar (Kumbirgram) Airport is 40 Kms. away. The road distances from the nearest Towns are – Silchar is 40 Kms. and Karimganj is 40Kms. away.

Where to stay:

Prasanti Tourist Lodge (ATDC), Silchar, contact –Tourist Officer. For Circuit House, Dak Bungalow at Silchar, contact- Deputy Commissioner, Silchar, Tel.: (03842)245056. Avoid staying in the surrounding areas of the Sanctuary for lack of tourist infrastructure and security.

Whom to contact for visit:

D.F.O. Karimganj Division, Tel.: (03843)273455, Range Forest Officer, Kalain, Tel.: (03845)283535, D.F.O. Cachar Division, Tel.: (03842)2262647, (03842)2245648, Range Forest Officer, Udharband, Tel.: (03842)2281472

Best season for visit:

October to March.

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Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_34.jpgLocated in the western boundary of Guwahati city, Deepar Beel Sanctuary is the only Ramsar Site in the State. It is a picturesque wetland of 4.14 sq. kms.

What you expect to see

170 species of Birds - 2 Critically Endangered, 1 Endangered, 5 Vulnerable and 4 Near Threatened. The major Avian species are Greater Adjutant Stork, Whistling Teal, Open Billed Stork, Shoveler, Pintail, Garganey and high concentration of Pheasant tail jacanas etc. Occasional visit of herd Elephant from the adjacent Rani–Garbhanga landscape.

The Inhabitant species recorded so far are 12 species of Reptiles, 50 species of Fishes, 6 species of Amphibians, along with 155 species of aquatic macro-biota etc. and Hunting Wasp and arrays of Butterflies & Insect community.

How to reach:

It is barely 18 kms. away from the heart of Guwahati city and well known for its pristine beauty & exceptional avifaunal diversity. Fringed by the Rani-Garbhanga Reserved Forests with mixed deciduous to patches of semi evergreen forests on its southern edge, it offers a rare sight where one sees a fascinating convergence of both wetland and forest eco-system.

Where to stay:

All kinds of accommodations are available in the adjacent Guwahati city.

Whom to contact for visit:

The Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, A.T. Road, Santipur, Guwahati-781009, Tel.: (0361)2656771(P), 09435031789 (Mobile).

Best season for visit:

October to April.

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Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_36.jpgLocated in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts, the Bird Sanctuary covers an area of 11.25 sq. kms. and is a breeding ground of large Whistling Teal.

What you expect to see

Birds: 24 species of Birds - Kingfishers, Large whistling Teal, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Spotted Dove, Pheasant tailed Jacana, Bronze winged Jacana, Indian River Tern, Black Headed Gull, White Wagtail, Black Headed Oriole, Purple Moorhen, Open bill Stork etc.

Aquatic species: Different species of indigenous fishes, frogs & snakes

How to reach:

From Lakhimpur (Lilabari ) Airport it is 54 Kms. away.

Where to stay:

Hotel Greenview, North Lakhimpur, Tel.: (03752)22259, Hotel Moon Light, North Lakhimpur, Tel.: (03752)244235, 242324.

Whom to contact for visit:

The Divisional Forest Officer, Dhemaji Division, Dhemaji, Tel.: (03753)225026(O) and Divisional Forest Officer, Lakhimpur Division, North Lakhimpur, Tel.: (03752)230272(O)

Best season for visit:

December to February.

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North Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

http://forest.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/pccf_lipl_in_oid_4/this_comm/w1_38.jpgThe Sanctuary though located in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council, is extremely important for the survival of Kaziranga N.P., as it is strategically located to the south of Kaziranga National Park and provides shelter to most of the animals of the park while migrating during annual floods.

What you expect to see

Mammals: Tiger, Lesser cats, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Bears, Barking deer, Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Capped langur, Slow loris etc.

How to reach:

From Jorhat Airport it is about 88 kms. away and from Guwahati LGBI Airport it is about 217 kms. The Sanctuary is also 205 kms. away from Diphu.

Where to stay:

Aranya Lodge, Tel.: (03776)262429, Bonani, Banashree, Kunjobon Lodges under Assam Tourism at Kohora, only 20 minutes walking distance from the Sanctuary, contact Tel.: (03776)262423. The Wild Grass, Tel.: (03776)262085, The Bon Habi Resort, Tel.: (03776)262675, The Brahmaputra Ashoka, Tel.: 9435011382, Dhansiri Lodge, Tel.: (03776)262420, Prasanti Lodge, Tel.: (03776)262700 are around 5 to 10 Kms. away from the Sanctuary along NH-37.

Whom to contact for visit:

Divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu, Tel.: (03671)272237(O), 273303 (R).

Best season for visit:

November to April.

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