Bird Watching at Manas
176 kms west of Guwahati, Manas National Park is situated between the Sankos river in the west, the Dhansiri river in the east. Bounded by Himalayan foothills, the dense jungle forest alternates with alluvial grasslands, low alluvial savannah woodland and Assam valley semi-evergreen forests, providing a rich wilderness for a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species.
Manas was declared under Project Tiger extending over an area of 2837 sq kms with a core area of 519 sq. kms. Three unique residents of Manas are the rare Pygmy Hog, the Hispid Hare and the Golden Langur, and the park is a haven for no less than 20 highly endangered species. The diverse animal population of Manas includes some fierce or potentially aggressive creatures such as Tigers, Elephants, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Golden Cat, Fishing Cat, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Civet Cat, Wild Dog, Indian Fox, Gaur and Himalayan Black Bear, as well as more timid creatures such as many varieties of deer.
Due to its climatic conditions and topography, Manas is home to many bird species, both resident and migratory.
Stay options are limited here and very simple focusing on a jungle lodge experience. Elephant and Jeep Jungle Safaris can be organised by the Bansbari Lodge. Manas is open during Nov-April.
Typical Stay Duration: 3 nights Season : Nov – April