(Last Updated on : 03/04/2009)
The Manas River is a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River and flowing through Assam. It is named after Manasa, the serpent God in Hindu mythology. Manas National Park is a National Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. This park is named after the river Manas and is located in the Himalayan foothills with a part extending to Bhutan. The park is well know for its uncommon and endangered endemic wildlife like the Assam Roofed Turtle, Golden Langur, Hispid Hare, and Pygmy Hog. The name of the park has come from the Manas River, which is named after the serpent god Manasa. The Manas River is a chief tributary of Brahmaputra River, which flows through the heart of the national park. The Manas River divides the lush, mixed deciduous forests that run through India to Bhutan. On both sides, the habitat is zealously protected, as it houses no less than 20 species of birds and animals that are highly endangered and listed in the IUCN Red Data Book. Manas is also the primary habitat of the rare golden langur.
Elephantride in Manas, Golden langur, wild buffalo, hispid hare, pigmy hog, capped langur, Indian one- horned rhinoceros, water buffalo, elephant, gaur, hog deer, tiger.
The nearest town is Barpeta Road (41 km)
The nearest railhead is Barpeta Road
The nearest airport is Guwahati (186 km)
Best time to visit
November to March
Where To Stay
Tourist Lodge and Forest Bungalow
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