Assam is famous for Assam Tea, Assam Silk and natural flora and fauna. The ever twisting river Brahmaputra is a pivotal point for Assam. Assam is the home to the about to be extinct one-horned Indian Rhinos. Assam caters to the tourists by its wonderful sanctuaries, such as, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Kaziranga National park.
Manas National Park has been conferred with UNESCO Natural World Heritage site category. Manas runs simultaneously projects on Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve and Biosphere Reserve. Manas is one of the well-managed parks of India, which has the only tiger reserve in Assam. the rare golden langur and the red panda are found here.
Nameri National Park is situated in the bases of the Eastern Himalayas, which falls in the Sonitpur District, about 40 km away from Tezpur. Nameri is the third national park in Assam. Nameri is habitat to almost 300 species of birds.
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Assam is one of the beautiful states of North east India, which is surrounded by the neighbouring states Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, West Bengal, and the neighbouring countries Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Among one of the most sought after wildlife destinations, Kaziranga National park, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is home to more than 2 thousand rhinoceros, two-hundred of their total world population.
After arrival at Guwahati airport, we drive to Manas National Park (4-5 hours), a UNESCO world heritage site which is famous for tigers and is located near the Bhutanese Himalayas. After arrival, the afternoon can be spent visiting nearby tea estate and villages. Overnight stay in Manas National Park
At sunrise, go for an elephant safari in the central Bansbari Range. Later in the day, embark on a long jeep safari (4hrs) in the core area up to Beki River near the Bhutan border crossing some dense jungles. Catch a glimpse of Gaur (Indian bison), Giant flying squirrels, Sambar deer, Golden Langurs and birds such as Cranes, Hornbill, Trogon, Babbler and other foothill birds. Witness the amazing diversity of sub-Himalayan wildlife in the Maithanguri range and also enjoy the scenic landscape of the surrounding hills. Wild tuskers migrating to Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan can be sometimes seen on the other side of the river. Return to lodge by sunset and rest in the evening. Overnight stay in Manas National Park
After breakfast, drive to Nameri National Park (8-9 hours), located at the scenic foothills of Arunachal Pradesh and known for its avifaunal diversity. The surroundings here look blooming and the sight of the snowcapped Himalayas stretch across the horizon. The streams and swamps around Nameri makes it a good destination to spot migratory birds. The rare White Winged Wood Duck, the state bird of Assam can be spotted here. Overnight in Nameri.
Cross the river on country boats and go for an early morning guided nature walk for birding and some chances of spotting big mammals. Walk through the canopy of old trees to spot birds such as Imperial pigeon, Ibis Bill, Himalayan Kingfisher, Black-necked cranes and many more species of birds from the watch towers. It is also sometimes possible to see Pygmy hog, Wild boars, Hog deer, elephants, bears and Gecko lizards during the forest trail. Later in the day, an easy session of rafting on the rapids of Bhoroli River will provide an opportunity to experience the mightiness of the forest as green jungles lay on both sides. Afternoon will be free to relax midst the greenery of the forest, enjoy reading books on wildlife. Overnight in Nameri.
Travel to the biodiversity hotspot of Kaziranga National Park (4 hours), one of India’s best kept national park and famous for its large herds of one-horned rhinos. Kaziranga was declared a protected forest area by Viceroy Lord Curzon in 1904 and later became an UNESCO heritage centre for its unique environment and successes on the conservation front. After arrival, check-in at the lodge. After lunch, go for a jeep safari through the grasslands of Central Range to see the animals near the water holes before they retreat to their habitats at sunset. Evening at leisure and bonfires can be requested. Overnight in Nameri.
In the morning, enjoy a thrilling elephant safari in western range which will bring you up-close to some of the animals. Later after breakfast, go on a guided jeep safari in the dense forests of Eastern Range, with good opportunities to see the migratory birds and sometimes tigers on the banks of Brahmaputra. River Dolphins, wild ducks and turtles can be also seen in the riverside. After lunch, proceed for another jeep safari in the Western Range to see the Wild Buffaloes, Elephants, Swamp deer, sloths, Jungle cats, mongoose and birds such as Pelican, Parakeets, Fish Eagle and Drongos. Government run elephant safari seats are subjected to availability and cannot be pre-booked. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Go on a day trip to nearby Hoolongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (2 hours) near Jorhat, a unique habitat dedicated to Gibbons and other primates. Go for a guided nature walk accompanied by a naturalist to see the various species of primates such as Hoolock gibbons, Assamese macaque, Capped langurs, etc. One can also see a variety of butterflies. Return to Kaziranga, rest of the day will be free to be spent. Overnight in Kaziranga.
After breakfast, transfer to Guwahati airport (6 hours) or Jorhat Airport (2-3 hours) for your departure flight. If time permits, enjoy sighting the adjutant storks at Deepor Beel Lake near the airport. End of tour.