Birding & Wildlife

Manas National Park: (Assam)

Suggested Stay: 2 Nights

Manas National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Elephant Reserve and Assam’s only Tiger reserve. The park gets its name from both the serpent Goddess Mansa as well as the Manas river which is an important tributary of the Brahmaputra River. The sanctuary has recorded 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. read more...

It is home to rare species of wild life like – Clouded leopards and black panthers along with animals like  Indian elephants, Indian rhinoceros, gaurs, Asian water buffaloes, barasingha, Indian tigers, Indian leopards,  Asian golden cats,  golden langurs, Assamese macaques,  hoolock gibbons, smooth-coated otters, sloth bears, barking deer and hog deer. The aviary species includes Bengal Florican, Giant Hornbill, Redheaded Trogon, Swamp Francolin, Scarlet Minivets and Fishing eagles. It is also home to a wide variety of flora ranging from grasslands, semi-evergreen forests and dry deciduous forests.
Kaziranga National Park: (Assam)

Suggested Stay: 3 Nights

Kaziranga National Park is a name synonymous to the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The sanctuary is home to two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Animals like the Indian elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer are also found here. In recent years, the tiger population at Kaziranga has also seen a steady increase. read more...

It is a haven for migratory birds like lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer’s pochard duck and Asian Openbill stork. Its aquatic species includes the evasive Ganges River dolphin. Vegetation found in the park includes alluvial inundated grasslands, alluvial savanna woodlands, tropical moist mixed deciduous forests, and tropical semi-evergreen forests. Kaziranga has set an exemplary benchmark in conservation by saving the Indian one-sided rhinoceros from near extinction.
Nameri National Park: (Assam)

Suggested Stay: 2 Nights

Nameri National Park is a lesser known national park in Sontipur district of Assam. Nameri is a bird-watcher’s paradise with over 300 species like the white winged wood duck, great pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, rufous necked hornbill, black stork, ibisbill, blue-bearded bee-eaters, babblers, plovers to name a few. Along with animals like – elephants, tigers, leopards, sambhar, Asian wild dog, clouded leopard and wild boar, Nameri is also home to more than 1000 species of butterflies.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park: (Assam)

Suggested Stay: 2 Nights

Dibru-Saikhowa is a National Park as well as a Biosphere Reserve situated in the south bank of the river Brahmaputra in the extreme east of Assam state in India. It is a river island national park and one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world. Originally created to help conserve the habitat of the rare white-winged wood duck, the park is also home to other rare creatures such as Hoolock gibbon, capped langur, slow loris, water buffalo, tiger, elephant, gangetic river dolphin etc. read more...

It mainly consists of semi wet evergreen forests, tropical moist deciduous forest, bamboo, cane brakes and grasslands. The vegetation consists of various species of herbs, medicinal plants and shrubs. The forest consists of beautiful pine vegetation and other tropical trees.
Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary: (Assam)

Suggested Stay: 2 Nights

The Dehing Patkai is known as “The Amazon of the east” due to its large area and thick forests. It has the largest stretch of tropical low-land rainforests in India. It is a part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve. Other than wild animals, Dehing is also famous for its World War II cemeteries, Digboi Oil Refinery (the oldest in the country), and the Stillwell Road that are located around it. Many exotic species of orchids grow here along with ferns, wild banana, and much more. read more...

There are at least 293 species of bird in this forest. This number increases during the winter, when migratory birds from Russia and all across the world make Assam their home. Dehing-Patkai is very rich in biodiversity. It is home to 47 species of mammals, 30 species of butterflies, and 47 species of reptiles. Some of the animals that one can easily see in Dehing-Patkai are pig-tailed macaque, leopard, clouded leopard, black panther, hoolock gibbon, capped langur, Asiatic elephant, tiger, squirrel, and gaur to name a few.
Hoollongapar Wildlife Sanctuary (Assam)

Suggested Stay: 1 Night

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is an isolated protected area of evergreen forest located in Jorhat district of Assam, India. It is named after the Hoolock Gibbon, the only ape to be found in India. The Hoolock Gibbon can be seen through the forest reserve usually in pairs. The reserve itself is set in a picture-perfect landscape, encompassed by scenic tea gardens and quaint villages. The flora of the reserve is dominated by the tall Hoolang trees along with Nahar trees. read more...

It is also home to the Bengal slow loris, a unique creature native to this area. There are Indian elephants, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, wild boar, three types of civet, four types of squirrel, and several other types of mammal that can be seen at Hoolongapar. More than 220 species of bird and several types of snake are known to live in the park.
Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary: (Arunachal Pradesh)

Suggested Stay: 5 Nights

Eagle’s nest wildlife sanctuary, West Kameng, is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh and is the highest in elevation. This scenic Sanctuary, as the name suggests is perched at an altitude range of 500 meters to 3,250 meters. Approximately 500 different bird species have been spotted here. Besides the Bugun liocichla, Eaglenest is home to birds like the beautiful nuthatch, Ward’s trogon, red-headed trogon, red-faced liocichla, slender-billed scimitar babbler and many flycatchers. read more...

Other rare birds like the grey peacock pheasant, Blyth’s tragopan, and Temminck’s tragopan have also been spotted here. Besides these aviary beauties, Eagle’s nest has mammals such as gaur, elephants, barking deer, wild dogs and red pandas. Some nocturnal that can be seen at Eagle’s nest are golden cats, leopard cats, Himayalan bears, Bhutan giant flying squirrels, arrow-tailed flying squirrels, and the slow loris. A new primate species—the Arunachal macaque—was identified here in 2003.
Mandala: (Arunachal Pradesh)

Suggested Stay: 2 Nights

Mandala is an unknown birder’s paradise. Located in Arunachal Pradesh, the vegetation includes tropical evergreen forest in the lower areas and Coniferous forest in higher altitudes. Mandala area has rainforests, Bamboo forest ,broadleaf forests, pine forests and many other features that provide diverse habitats. In the higher reaches of Mandala there are some natural lakes, which are located at an altitude of 3000 mts & above. read more...

It is known for its bird species like Gould’s Shortwing, Brown Bush Warbler, Red Crossbill, Blanford’s Rosefinch, Temminck’s Tragopan, Kessler’s Thrush, and White-bellied Redstart.
Mishmi Hills: (Arunachal Pradesh)

Suggested Stay: 2 Nights

Mishmi Hills is a remote place in Arunachal Pradesh. It has the richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan zone and is one of the bio-diversity hotspots of the world. The complex hill system of varying elevations receives heavy rainfall. This diversity of topographical and climatic conditions has led to the growth of luxuriant forests which are home to diverse plant and animal forms. A wide variety of plants species, species of mammals, birds, orchids, insects and butterflies can be found in this forest. read more...

Over 100 species of mammals, 600 species of birds, a large number of butterflies and insects can be found in these forests.
Namdapha National Park: (Arunachal Pradesh)

Suggested Stay: 3 Nights

Namdapha National Park is located in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Situated in the eastern most part of India, it covers an area of about 2,000 sq. km. It is surrounded by the Patkai hills to the south and the Himalayas to the north and it shares an international boundary with Myanmar (Burma) to the east. The park is a thriving habitat for rare animal species like the snow leopard and clouded leopard along with the   Himalayan bear, common leopard and tigers. read more...

Seven species of non-human primates like the Slow Loris and Hoolock Gibbons can also be seen. Among the aviary species, several exotic birds like hornbills, parrot bills, snowy-throated babbler, Green Cochoa and Rufous-necked Horbill to name a few can be seen. A variety of ferns, pines and firs make it an ideal habitat to some of the most diverse animal and bird-life in India.

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