Manas National Park, the second World Heritage Site in Assam, is a three-in-one ~ a tiger reserve, an elephant reserve, and a biosphere reserve.
Located in the Himalayan foothills 176-km from Guwahati, it is spread over five districts of Assam namely, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Darrang, Udalguri, and Baska. It is contiguous to the Royal Manas National Parkin Bhutan.
National Highway 31 adjoins Barpeta Road to Baksa district’s Bansbari, which is the main entry point to the national park. There are a few private jungle lodges at Bansbari and Global Connection Siliguri will be more than ready to arrange the lodgings for tourists.
Manas National Parkis known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, and pygmy hog.
Animals sighted in the sanctuary include tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, gaurs, Asian water buffaloes, barasingha, leopards, clouded leopards, Asian golden cats, dholes, capped langurs, golden langurs, Assamese macaques, slow loris, hoolock gibbons, smooth-coated otters, sloth bears, barking deer, hog deer, black panthers, sambardeer and chitals.Besides this, Manas hosts more than 450 species of birds.