The Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve a world heritage site declared by UNESCO is the well known of wild life reserves of Northeast India and second only to Kaziranga national Park covering an area of 519.77 sq.km. At 1989 the park goes under the coverage of Biosphere Reserve under Man & Biosphere Program of UNESCO and 2003 Ripu-Chirang Elephant Reserve under project Elephant.

Altitude:  50 to200m msl

Temperature: 6 C -37 C

Climate: Subtropical

Rainfall: 333 cm average

Monsoon: June to September

Winter: December to February

Summer: March to may

Best time to visit: December to March

Vegetation: Tropical Moist Deciduous, Tropical Semi-evergreen, Tropical Grassland, Riverine Vegetation, grassland both Savannah and Terai type. Whereas grassland cover about 50%.


Distance:  From Kaziranga to Manas: 390 Kms

From Guwahati Airport to Manas: 160 Kms    

from Guwahati to Manas : 150 Kms

 

Key species:

Mammals: Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic water buffalo, Gaur (Bos gaurus), Swamp deer, Asian Elephant. Golden langur, caped langur, Pygmy hog etc 

 

Birds: Around 310 bird species have been reported so far including Greater Adjutant and Lesser adjutant stork, Black Baza, Laggar Falcon, Indian Peafowl Pheasants, Great-Rufousnacked and Wreathed Hornbill, Bengal florican etc.

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