(Last Updated on : 10/07/2013)
National parks in East India include the states like Orissa
, West Bengal
. Some of the national Parks of eastern part of India like Balphakram National Park, Bhitarkanika National Park, Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park, Simlipal National Park, Valmiki National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park.
Balphakram National Park
Balphakram National Park is one of the prominent sites of Meghalaya. This national park is located in the north eastern part of India. This national park is located at about 3,000 metres above sea level, near the Garo Hills in Meghalaya.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Buxa Tiger Reserve is a significant one. It is located in West Bengal
comprising of shallow fringes leading to Gangetic delta region, grasslands, and eastern Himalayan hilly regions. With in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, the areas of Buxa and Jaldapara are mainly important as they harbour more than a few endangered species. The northern boundary of the Buxa Tiger Reserve is fringed by the Sinchula Hills, where the highest altitude is about 1,700 m, and the Sankosh
River has formed its eastern boundaries. Tea plantations have altered much of the western and south-western regions of the Buxa Tiger Reserve.
Joypur forest in Bankura
offers the splendid view to the visionary mediums, a resplendent aura to mortal sense perceptions. The age-old historic town of Bishnupur
with its 17th Century terracotta temples and the Kansabati Dam and lake at Mukutmanipur are also located nearby.
Gorumara National Park
Gorumara National Park, located in Dooars, is the land of hearts desire. The call of wilderness intoxicates the area as travellers from far and wide arrive to explore the untamed jungle beauty the breath taking mountain ranges and water ripples. Located on the flood plains and Jaldhaka Rivers in West Bengal
, the Gorumara National Park offers a large variety of flora and fauna.
For centuries, forest epitomized the edges of mortal domain. Ephemeral exotica have had journeyed to be the catalyst, forests thud remain to be the pole star symbol to the cycle of life, from the growth of spring flowering of summer to the decay of autumn and the barren emptiness of summer. Outwardly Gorumara seems to be calm and tranquil however the dense grass lands barricades the boundary of man's authority; human beings inimitable unattainable attempts to tame the untameable. Seemingly emerging in euphoria; the Gorumara way through the woods defeats the sun blurring and softening visual enigmas into smoked uncertainty as it preoccupies itself with seasoned shading and dappling.
Kaziranga National Park
Quite a few national Parks are found in the hook and nook of eastern part of India. Amongst them, special mentioning is to be given to Kaziranga National Park. It is situated on the muddy southern banks of the Brahmaputra River
. The dense Manas Tiger Reserve
covers the adjacent landscapes. Kaziranga has a wealth of the water bodies like rivers, lakes that overflow with floods on a regular basis every year; as much as three-quarters of the park gets underwater due to floods in the monsoons. One of its important branches, namely, the Moru Diphlu, becomes the southern boundary of the Kaziranga National Park, which too gets affected due to floods. Although efforts are being taken to carry the animals to higher grounds for their safety, hundreds still die every year. In the succeeding days of the monsoon seasons, Kaziranga National Park has been transformed into a wetland booming with wildlife.
Due to its bounty, Kaziranga National Park has bagged the status of a world heritage site in the state of Assam. It covers tracts of low marshlands. Huge grasses are grown even to a height of a normal elephant. To the southwestern parts, the Mikir
Hills rise to a height of almost 1,220 meter. Few streams flow down from these hills ultimately merges with several lakes, better known as bils that are located within the Kaziranga National Park.
Orang National Park
Orang National Park of Assam
was established in 1985. It was declared as a national park on 13 April 1999. It is also known by the name of mini Kaziranga National Park
as the two parks have a similar background made up of marshes, streams and grasslands. They are also inhabited by the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. The park also includes Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. The park is very much known for its rhinoceros population.
Manas Tiger Reserve
Manas Tiger Reserve is highly acclaimed in Assam. It is located in the rugged province of Assam, thus becoming a premier ground for spotting wild flora and fauna. Also any enthusiast can behold the shy natured tiger, taking strides through the thick grasslands. A minimum of twenty species of animals is found in this park, which are very much scarce. Even they are enlisted in Schedule I of the International Union of Conservation of Nature Red Data Book. One of these is the renowned Golden Langur
, revealed only in the mid twentieth century, within in the Manas Tiger Reserve.