Manas National Park

Photo of Manas National Park, Barpeta, Assam, India by Mridul Gogoi

Manas National ParkA treasure trove of a wide variety of flora and fauna, the Manas National Park is a must-visit if you happen to be in Northeast. Situated in Assam, the nearest airport is the Guwahati airport. A perfect place to appease the outdoorsy person in you, there is ample scope for the visitor to enjoy a jungle safari with a chance to stumble upon some of the most majestic animals of the jungle. If you are lucky enough, a tiger is just a leap away from you. Whoa! Do not worry; you will be in safe hands with a guided tour through the jungle. Click as many pictures, close ups or a selfie with the one-horned rhino in the backdrop, you will hardly find a dull moment during your stay in Manas National Park.

Things to do

Far from the madding crowd of a metropolis, places like these are great to unwind and be in unison with nature. Whether it is the breathtaking views of the mountains or the piercing silence of the jungle, the trip to the Manas National Park is definite going to be etched in your mind.Take a jungle safari and relish your encounter with the Golden Langur, Bengal Floricans and wild elephants or if you are lucky enough, a tiger could just be glaring at you from the distance. This national park is also home to quite a few endangered species of flora and fauna.Capture the majestic sight of the one-horned rhino which could be found here, though sparsely.Sightseeing in areas surrounding the national park should also be on the cards. You will be enamored by the breathtaking beauty of the region.

Where to stay in Manas National Park

The national park is 176 km away from Guwahati, the capital city of the state. However, you can also stay overnight in hotels in the vicinity. Check in to the Florican Cottages and enjoy their hospitality. Gorge on local cuisine if you wish to stay at Musa Jungle Retreat in Manas. Usually the locals are friendly and mind their own business.

How to reach:

The nearest airport is the Guwahati airport. Trains from various part of India go to Guwahati and the city is well connected to the rest of the country.You can take a conducted tour managed by the Assam Tourism Department. Regular buses run from Guwahati to Manas National Park.

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