Located in the Himalayan foothills in western Assam, Manas was originally a game reserve since 1928 and became a Tiger Reserve in 1974, a World Heritage Site in 1985, a Biosphere Reserve in 1989. Then declared as a National Park in 1990. The park is contiguous with the Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal and in 2003, it was declared part of Chirang-Ripu Elephant Reserve which serves as the international corrdior for elephant migration between Indian and Bhutan. Spread over an area of 500 sq. kms., the park has extensive grasslands and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. The park harbours more than 20 endangered species.
Considered one of the the world's rarest simian species, the golden langur was first spotted in Manas in the mid 20th century. Other mammals commonly found here are Rhino, Elephant, Tiger, Pygmy hog, Hispid hare, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard, Golden Cat, Clouded leopard, Fishing cat, Leopard cat, Jungle Cat, the Large Indian civet, the Small Indian civet, Common palm civet or Toddy cat, Himalaya palm civet, Binturong, Common mongoose, Small Indian mongoose, Himalayan black bear, Sloth bear, Gaur, Water buffalo, Sambar, Hog deer, Barking deer, Swamp deer, Wild pigs etc.
- How to reach : Located 176 kms from Guwahati and Barpeta Road Railway Station is 20 Kms. away.
- Contact Person: Director, Manas National Park Contact Numbers: +91 3666-261413 / +91 3666-260288
- Best season to visit: November to April
- Monday : 05:30-18:30
- Tuesday : 05:30-18:30
- Wednesday : 05:30-18:30
- Thursday : 05:30-18:30
- Friday : 05:30-18:30
- Saturday : 05:30-18:30
- Sunday : 05:30-18:30
Location on MapGet Direction
|Address||Barpeta-Manas Road, Barpeta, Guwahati, Assam - 781315, Barpeta, Assam 781315, India|
|Phone||+91 3666-261413 / +91 3666-260288|