Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Guwahati
Summer: March-June (25°C-33°C)
Winter: November-February (10°C-20°C)
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 5:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 6:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: 100
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO natural world heritage site that is tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is especially well known for its rare and endangered wildlife like Water Buffalo, Indian Rhinoceros, Assam Roofed Turtle, Capped Langur, Pygmy Hog, Golden Langurand The Hispid Hare. Project Tiger Reserve boasts of many activities like safaris, elephant rides and bird watching along the Manas River which passes through the heart of the sanctuary. The national park is named after Manas River. Wealth of rare species combined with scenic beauty offer enthralling and vivid experience of visiting this park.
This is a perfect place for a weekend holiday as it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and gives you a chance to enjoy nature at its best. There are a couple of forest lodges in the sanctuary that are approved by the government which guarantee an amazing stay at an affordable rate. Manas will be a good choice for nature lovers and adventure and wild life enthusiasts alike. Though there are no Forest Department safaris, many private resorts offer safaris, which is a delightful option to explore the sanctuary. Other attractions include elephant rides, walks, tea plantation and village visits in the vicinity.
There is a good connectivity fromManas to BarpetaRoad and Guwahati. There are bus services and taxis to reach the park.
The nearest major rail head isGuwahatiRailway Station. Barpeta Road Railway Station is located about 30 km. away.
The nearest airports areGuwahati Airport (about 180 km.) and RupsiAirport (about 191km.) from Manas Wildlife Sanctuary.