Located in the foothills of Himalaya in Assam is the UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site of Manas Wildlife Sanctuary or Manas National Park. A famous park housing a variety of endangered and rare wildlife, it’s also visited by wildlife enthusiast for being a Tiger Reserve and Elephant Reserve. The Manas River passes through the heart of the park and this is why it was named so.
The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna, and a visit here gives tourists a chance to see animals in their natural habitat. Here, you can see wildlife species as varied as the Golden Langur, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare and Pygmy Hog. Covering five districts of the state, the sanctuary is divided into 3 ranges – the central range (Bansbari), the western ( Panbari) and the eastern range ( Bhuiapara).
The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 950 sq km and it attracts tourists for its biodiversity coupled with scenic landscapes and natural beauty. Nature and adventure lovers flock to this place to enjoy the jagged mountains, forested hills, tropical evergreen forests and above all, the wildlife. Popular activities in the park include jeep safari, night excursions, elephant ride and boating.