Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park has become synonymous with successful conservations of Great One Horn Rhinoceros (from the Greek word, "rhino" means nose and "ceros" means horn) / Unicornis (from the Latin word, "uni" means one and "cornis" also means horn) and also a home of may other threatened species including Indian Elephant (Elephant Maximus), Tiger(Panthera tigris), Hoolock Gibbon (Bunipithecus hoolock), Ganges dolphin (Platanista gangetica),Sambar (Cervus unicolor), Barasingha or Swamp Deer (duvauceli), Hog Deer, Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Gaur (Bos frontalis)etc.
There are also over 500 species of birds have been recorder in the park including 25 specis of globally threatened category. Over and above ther are 21 rare and endangered species. In winter one can observe a large breeding population of Spot Bill Pelicans about one thousand breeding nests are found in a place which has been named as Pelican Colony in the Eastern Range.
Among the reptiles species like Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator), Indian python (Python molurus), Cobra (Naja naja) and the King Cobra are found.
NAMDAPHA NATIONAL PARK
The unique features of Namdapha covers a wide range of altitude from 200 meters to 4500 meters. It is the only National Park in the country four bug cats i.e. Tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard are found. The other animals are bison, sambar, barking deer gaur, elephant, Himalayan black bear, takin, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, musk deer, slow loris and the red Panda etc. Spreaded in an area of 180,782 hectares it had been declared as a National Park in 1972 and in 1983 as a tiger reserve.
MANAS NATIONAL PARK:
Located in the Himalayan foothill Bhabar area in the western Assam, Manas was originally a game reserve since 1928 and become a tiger reserve in 1974. It was recognized as World Heritage Site in 1985 and declared as a National Park in 1990 with an area of 500 sq Kms and also the core area of 2600 sq kms. The Park harbours more then 20 endangered species like Tiger, Rhino, Indian Elephant, Pygmoi Hog, Golden Langoor, Golden Cat, Clouded Leopard, Loepard Cat. Jungle Cat etc. It is also an important bird area. White winged Wood Duck was recently recorder in the park.
NAMERI NATIONAL PARK
The Nameri National Park of 200 sq kms area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344sq kms). It is the home of Mammals like Elephant, Tiger, leopard, Sambar,Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar,Gaur, slow loris,gaplangur,Burmese ferret badger, and over 350 species of birds including White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill (uncommon), Ruddy Kingfisher, Palla’sfishing eagle,Lesser Adjutant stork , Greater spotted eagle,Rufous necked hornbill, Great pied Indian hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Long-billed Ringed Plover, Sultan Tit, and Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails. Another important wild life sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh The Pakhui (Pakke) wild life Sanctuary adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Kharietc crisscross the park. During rainy season A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the south western boundary.
Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary: The Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Jorhat District of Assam is the only protected area in India to be named after a primate species. The sanctuary with an area of 20.98 hectare is situated at 26°40" to 26°45" N and 94°20" to 94°25" E and is located in the south bank of the Great Brahmaputra river system .The sanctuary which harbors seven species of primates including Hoolock Gibbon has been declared mainly for the conservation of Hoolock Gibbon. Keeping in view the importance of GWLS as a stronghold of Hoolock gibbon, a program under the title "Conservation of Hoolock Gibbon through Education, Awareness and Socio-economic development of the fringe area community in Gibbon Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam, India" was launched. The program was supported by US Fish and Wildlife Service (GACF).
Dibru Saikhowa National Park:
Dibru – Saikhowa, the largest National Park of Assam, spread over an area of 650 sq. km is located
about 13 kms from Tinsukia town. Surrounded by the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers, it has several
water bodies (beels), internal river channels, lash evergreen forests and grasslands.
The government of Assam had merged two reserve forests namely- Dibru and Saikhowa in 1986 and
declared it as a wildlife sanctuary. Later in 1999 it had got the status of National Park. Today it is
renowned as one of the 19 (nineteen) biodiversity hotspots in the world and becoming a safe heaven
for many rare and endangered species of wild life and avifauna.
The Park is mainly famous for its initiatives to protect the White-winged wood duck in its natural
habitat and the bright coloured wild horses known as Feral Horses. The other rare and endangered
animals comprises of Hoolock gibbon, capped langur, slow loris, gangetic river dolphin, Elephants etc.
The Park is a paradise for the bird watchers as it is the home of numbers of imperilled birds. Some of
them are - Cotton Pygmy-goose, Spot-billed Pelicans, Drongo Cuckoo, Pale-capped Pigeon, Geyleg
goose, Brahmini duck, Bar-headed goose, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Japanese Bush Warbler,
Babbler, Black-breasted Weaver, Black-faced Bunting etc.
The entry point to the park is from the Guijan jetty (10km from Tinsukia). The forest department
provides the local made boat for the tourists to enter into the park.
Nearest rail station: Dibrugarh
Nearest airport : Dibrugarh
Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary
Situated at an altitude of 1200 meter above sea level, Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan
Sanctuary (KNCTS) has set an example for eco-friendly tourism. Located at about 21 km from
Kohima, the Capital of Nagaland, the 70 sq km privately owned reserve is the fruit of a predominantly
local initiative by the Khonoma Village Council to preserve the endangered pheasant - the Blyth’s
It is believed that this bird - Tragopan has migrated from the Himalayas. Among the five species of
Tragopan found in the Himalayas only the Blyth’s Tragopan (Jerdon) can be found in Nagaland.
Apart from the Tragopan the other species found in this sanctuary are wild cat, Himalayan bear,
mithun, sambar, hornbill, grey Pheasant, jungle Fowl, wild boar, emerald dove etc. The reserve has a
diverse ecology which includes semi evergreen forest and savannah grasslands.
Recently the residents of the Khonoma village have set up the Khonoma Tourism Development Board
and provides various services. The sanctuary is ideal for trekking, bird-watching and research work.
Camping sites are also available in the reserve.
Nearest rail station: Dimapur
Nearest airport : Dimapur