Situated in the foothills of the mighty Himalayan range Manas National Park is the most exquisite and pristine wildlife sanctuary in India. In Fact, it is safe to compare it with any other National Parks all around the globe and nothing could ever beat the beauty of Manas National Park for its divine and heavenly view. It is located within the Valley formed by the Brahmaputra valley which has semi-evergreen trees. This valley is home to India’s richest flora and fauna with many rare and endangered species. This is what makes it a Biosphere, Tiger, and Asiatic Elephant reserve. Many other endangered species which are being reserved here are Assam roofed turtle, Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog, Hispid Hare and many others.
More about the location of Manas National Park
- Manas National Park is popular by the saying that it is the closest that one can feel as if living in a Heaven on earth.
- What makes Manas National Park great is the fact that it has the most enchanting Manas River which was named after the goddess Manasa.
- The Manas River is the widest a Himalayan tributary that separates from the Brahmaputra River.
- Manas National Park is located on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam touching the international borders of Bhutan in the north.
History of Manas National Park
- The Earlier called Wildlife sanctuary was upgraded to a National Park in 1990 in order to give full preservation rights.
- After being declared a national park it was done for the betterment of the biodiversity existing in the region.
- The total area of this beautiful Biosphere reserve is just about 500 sq kilometers.
- It is known to have most of India’s endemic flora and fauna which makes up for the most spectacular scenery and landscape.
Best time to visit the Manas National Park
- Manas National Park is situated in the foothills of Himalayas and has evergreen trees which make it most viable for an average of 1000 mm rain every year.
- Therefore, it can get very swampy during the months between June and October.
- Therefore, it is best recommended to go on a visit around any other time of the year to have the superior most experience.
Flora and fauna
The National Park is divided into two biomes: Grassland and Forest. The grasslands are covered with semi-evergreen trees and other with herbs, shrubs, and swampy trees. It has 55 mammals, 50 reptiles and many species of avian fauna as well.