Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam You Must Visit

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5 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam You Must Visit

Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam You Must Visit

#1."Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary"

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, formerly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary or Hollongapar Reserve Forest aka "হোলোঙাপাৰ গিবন অভয়াৰণ্য" in Assamese, is a remote protected place of evergreen forest located in Assam, India. The sanctuary was officially constituted and renamed in the late 90s. Set aside initially in 1881, its forests used to extend to the foothills of the Patkai mountain range.

Since then, the forest has been a break and surrounded by beautiful tea gardens and small villages. In the early 19th century, artificial regeneration was used to develop well-stocked forest, resulting in the site's heavy biodiversity. The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary contains India's only gibbons – the hoolock gibbons, and Northeastern India's only nocturnal primate – popularly known as the Bengal slow loris.
Hoolongapar Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam

#2."Kaziranga National Park"

Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, crisscrossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water. Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest.

The history of Kaziranga as a protected area can be traced back to 1904, when Mary Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston, the wife of the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, visited the area. 'Kaziranga' has been the target of several natural and man-made calamities in recent decades. Floods caused by the overflow of the river Brahmaputra, leading to significant losses number of wild animal life. Although the etymology of the name Kaziranga is not certain, there exist a number of possible explanations taken from local legends and records.
kaziranga national park wildlife sanctuaries india
kaziranga national park wildlife sanctuaries india

Kaziranga has been the theme of or has been mentioned in, several popular books, songs, and documentaries. The park first gained international prominence after Robin Banerjee, a physician-turned-photographer and filmmaker, produced a documentary titled Kaziranga, which was aired on television in Berlin National TV in 1961 and became a huge runaway success.

#3."Dibru-Saikhowa National Park"

The area was declared as Dibru Reserved Forest in 1890. In 1920, additional area was added to the Dibru Reserve Forest. In 1929, Saikhowa Reserve Forest was declared. The forest of Dibru-Saikhowa consists of semi-evergreen forests, deciduous, littoral and swamp forests and patches of wet evergreen forests.

#4."Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary"

Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary "বুঢ়া চাপৰি অভয়াৰণ্য" is a protected area located in the state of Assam in India. This wildlife sanctuary covers 44.06 km2, on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River in Sonitpur district. The area was declared a Reserved forest in 1974, it became a sanctuary in 1995.It is located 40 km from Tezpur town and 181 km away from Guwahati.

#5."Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary"

Pobitora is running a successful Rhino breeding program within its sanctuary. It is running under Indian Government as "Indian Rhino vision 2020".In Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, there are now around 93 rhinos, a ten percent increase over the last six years. These 93 rhinos are surviving on merely 16 square kilometer area of the park. Pobitora has exceeded its rhino-bearing capacity and is overpopulated. Places to see in Pobitora include Haduk Hanging bridge and Gauranga Beel pond. Elephant rides and jeep safaris are major activities which are held by management.

A video from Manas National Park

There are several more like bornadi wildlife sanctuary and nambor wildlife sanctuary which missed in our list.

So, here are the 5 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam You Must Visit and please recommend us if you missed any one of your favs.

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