Manas National Park

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

Manas National Park is Situated in the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, in Assam. It is a Natural World Heritage Site as declared by the UNESCO. The area of the park covers five districts of Assam, namely, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Darrang, Udalguri and Baska. Manas lies on the international border with Bhutan. It is bounded on the north by the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, on the south by populous North Kamrup district and on both east and west by buffer forest reserves which are part of 2,840 sq. Km Manas Tiger Reserve. The park has an area of 950 sq km and is at a height of 61 metres to 110 metres above mean sea level.
 
Manas National Park is the enchanting Manas River. The Manas River was named after Manasa, the serpent goddess. On 1 October 1928 it was declared a sanctuary, prior to which it was a reserved forest known as the Manas Reserve Forest and North Kamrup Reserve forest. The sanctuary, with an area of 360 sq km, was used as hunting reserve by the royal family of Cooch Behar and the Raja of Gauripur. From 1951 to 1955, the area of the sanctuary was increased to 391 sq km. In 1973 the Manas biosphere was created. It is the largest Himalayan tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. Coming down the Bhutan Hills from the north, the crystal clear waters of the Manas river runs through the heart of the 500 sq. km core area of Manas Park. The park has extensive grasslands and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. The park harbours more than 20 endangered species. The main tourist spot of Mothanguri, on the northern border of Manas with Bhutan, is situated on the banks of this river.
 
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.
 
Manas National Park is Opening Timing: 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
Best season to visit: November to April
 
Entrance Fees:
Indian citizen - Rs. 20
Foreigners - Rs. 250 
 
How to reach: Manas National Park  Located 176 kms from Guwahati,  can be reached easily from Guwahati by availing taxis. Also, places like Shillong, Naharalagun, Tawang and Tura provide helicopter services.
 
Nearest Railway Station: Barpeta Road Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport :  Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Assam
City
Barpeta
Location
Barpeta
Address
Manas National Park, Barpeta-Manas Road, Barpeta, Assam 781315
Contact Info
Phone: 03666 260 288 ,+91 3666-261413
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Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Barpeta-Manas Road
Nearest Railway Station
Barpeta Road (BPRD)
Nearest Airport
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
IN
latitude : 26.106100080 longitude :91.585899350
Corporation : Guwahati
GPS Code : VEGT
Open Year
1990
Area
950 sq km
Height
110 metres
Visiting Hours
5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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  • Manas National Park is Situated in the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, in Assam. It is a Natural World Heritage Site as declared by the UNESCO. The area of the park covers five districts of Assam, namely, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Darrang, Udalguri and Baska. Manas lies on the international border with Bhutan. It is bounded on the north by the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, on the south by populous North Kamrup district and on both east an

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