When the word ‘Rhinoceros’ strikes our mind, the first name that pops in our head is the famous ‘Kaziranga National Park’ of Assam that is home to the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. And it’s ok, because that’s what we all have portrayed in our head for a long time now. But what we all have to reconsider is that there is a Wildlife Sanctuary just near Guwahati that has the highest density of One Horned Indian Rhinoceros (93) in the entire world and it’s not known to the majority of people. Yes, it’s the ‘Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary’ which holds this illustrious record. With the rhinos being hunted down by the poachers on a regular basis, its not at all easy to maintain this record.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, is situated around 42 kms from Guwahati, in the plains of River Brahmaputra in the district of Morigaon. Legend has it that the King of Mayong gave the name Pobitara to the forest after his lovely daughter who died in her youth. In 1971, the forest was declared a reserve forest to protect the famous rhinos. In 1987, Pobitara was declared a wildlife sanctuary. The extent of the Protected area is 38.81 sq km. Pobitora is mainly famous for its great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. Besides Rhinoceros the other animals found are Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, Wild bear, civet cat etc. The Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to more than 2000 resident and migratory birds such as Indian pied horn bill, osprey, hill myna, kalij pheasant. Due to its rich birdlife, the Sanctuary is also called as the ‘Bharatpur of the East‘. Various species of reptiles like Indian python, common monitor lizard, Indian tent turtle, Indian cobra are also found in the sanctuary.
Very near to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is the Land of Black Magic in India ~ ‘Mayong’. Mayong is located in a picturesque setting of nature in the west of the district of Morigaon in Assam. The mighty Brahmaputra river flows along the outskirts of northern Mayong and the river Kolong lies on its west; and the two beautiful rivulets namely Pakaria and Daipara lie in its east. The drive from Guwahati to Mayong is across dense forests and once you enter these woods you can feel a strange calm that sets into your soul and you can feel the magical vibes flowing through your body. In addition to Magic, Mayong has a large number of archaeological relics dating back to several hundred years lying scattered in different parts of the area. The longest stone inscription in Asia which is 3.85 meters in length is located at Mayong. Though the people of Mayong have stopped their practice of Black Magic, they still use magic to cure many ailments of the local people. Some of these magical rites are ‘Tez Rakhowa Mantra’ (to stop the oozing of blood), ‘Ushah Shular Mantra’ (to relieve the pain while breathing), ‘Bichar Shung Guchuwa Mantra’ (to cure the hairy caterpillar bite), ‘Narengar Mantra’ (to cure abscess in the back bone) and many others are still practiced to help and cure people with ailments. One of the famous outstanding magical art (we witnessed it in front of our eyes) that is very much prevalent in Mayong is curing of back pain by village witch doctor who utters a magical chant and uses a copper dish to track where the pain originates. The plate gets stuck to the body and the locals believe that this dish eats away the pain. The local witch doctor demonstrates the magical act and if the person is really suffering from a back pain, then the copper dish becomes hot like fire with seconds and its gets smashed automatically.
Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to experience a Jungle Safari into the heart of the ‘Rhino land’ ~ the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ‘Highest Population Density of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros’, the State of Assam, Incredible India!
Jungleideas welcomes you to the Nameri National Park, Assam. The Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, straddles the border between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 181 kilometers from Guwahati, it is just the place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers with its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna. The Nameri National Park is one of the National Parks in Assam that provide tourists the option of trekking into the Wilds (accompanied by forest guards) to spot the majestic tiger species at the Nameri Tiger Reserve view point. It is also less frequented by tourists thereby avoiding the hustle bustle at other National Parks of importance in the State.
The Nameri National Park was declared a reserve forest on 17 October 1978. Priorly it was set up as a Nameri Sanctuary on 18 September 1985 as a part of Naduar Forest Reserve. Until then, the Nameri National Park was heaving used for logging. It was officially established as a National Park in 15 November 1998. The Jia Bhoroli river of Assam was famous since, the time of British for the Golden Mahseer Angling.
The Nameri National Park boasts of a wide variety of Flora, Fauna and Avifauna. The wildlife of the Nameri National Park include the likes of tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), pygmy hog, muntjac, wild boar, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear,capped langur, Indian giant squirrel, etc.
Nameri National Park is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 300 species of birds. The white winged wood duck, great pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, rufous necked hornbill, black stork, ibis bill, blue-bearded bee-eaters, babblers, plovers and many other birds make Nameri National Park its home.
During your stay at the Nameri National Park enjoy:
Angling At Nameri: Fishing is the famous activity which is held by forest department.Golden Masheer Fish is the famous in these region, it is also known as “Tiger of the Himalayan rivers”
Nameri River Rafting: The river rafting is held at the park on river ~ Jia Bhoroli. The rafting is up to 13 km around 3 hours
Nameri Wildlife Trekking: Wild life trekking is amazing experience at the Nameri National Park
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Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to travel with us on an exotic wildlife journey and experience Birdwatching, Tiger Sighting, River Rafting & Wildlife Trekking ~ the Nameri National Park, the State of Assam, Incredible India!
The State of Assam in India is home to five (5) of the National Parks of India namely the the Kaziranga National Park, the Manas National Park, the Nameri National Park, the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and the Orang National Park. There are also a total of fourteen (14) Wildlife Sanctuaries click here to see the list here. Each of these National Parks boasts of wide variety of Flora, Fauna and Avifauna. One horned Rhino of Assam, Royal Bengal Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, Elephants, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque, Leopard, Clouded leopard, Barking deer, Pygmy hog, Golden langur, etc. have made these National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries their home in the state of Assam. The bird species include the likes of Peafowl, Hornbill, Swamp partridge, Bengal florican, Kingfisher, Woodpecker, White-backed vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Partridge, Pheasant, etc.
Of the five (5) National Parks in Assam, the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the best bio diversity spots of India. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is known for its population of White winged wood duck in its natural habitat and also for its bright colored wild horses known as Feral Horses that are descendants of the domestic horses that strayed, escaped, or were deliberately released into the wild and remained to survive and reproduce there. Famous across the United States as ‘Mustangs’, Australia as ‘Brumby’, ‘Misaki’ in Japan these horses are a prized breed to watch out for at Dibru-Saikhowa. Best to be spotted during the monsoon season of Assam lasting from July through September, the Dibru Saikhowa National Park becomes a wild haven for all nature enthusiasts during that time. Generally across Assam, most of the other National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries close for public viewing during the monsoon season as these National Parks and Sanctuaries get flood. The Dibru Saikhowa National Park is the only National Park which remains open during the season offering its viewers an Exotic journey across the blooming orchid fields of the National Park. The tour is arranged on House Boats that take you on a journey of a lifetime spotting the varied Flora and Fauna of the Dibru Saikhowa National Park. Onboard kitchen facilities across these Houseboats ensure all your meal needs are taken care of. This experience on cruising across the waters of the Brahmaputra at the Dibru Saikhowa National Park is at par with the experience of cruising on houseboats on the back waters of Kerala.
The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is situated in the floodplains of the mighty Brahmaputra river. It consists of semi wet evergreen forests, tropical moist deciduous forest, bamboo, cane brakes and grasslands and is just the place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers with its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna. Although this National Park was primarily meant for the conservation of White winged wood duck in its natural habitat other endangered animals of this park are Hoolock gibbon, Capped langur, Slow loris, Water buffalo, Tiger, Elephant, Gangetic river dolphin, etc.
The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 300 species of birds. Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Griffon Vulture, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle,Spot Billed Pelican, White Winged Duck, Baer’s Pochard, Greater Spotted Eagle, Bengal Florican, Pale Capped Pigeon, Great Pied Hornbill, March Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, Black Breasted Parrotbill and many other birds can be spotted at the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
The Om House Boat services at the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is perhaps the only service in India that allows the visitors to admire the grandeur of the flora and fauna of the National Park aboard a river cruise. Visitors can wish to chose to take a day safari (recommended) as well as a night safari on this cruise to sight the exotic Fauna and Avi-Fauna species at Dibru-Saikhowa. In addition to the Om House Boat, there are also other House Boat services at the Dibru Saikhowa National Park. For individuals and families with a small group can also hire smaller boats at Dibru Saikhowa to take a tour of the National Park. For visitors choosing to halt at Dibru Saikhowa National Park there are a few eco resorts at the vicinity of the National Park. The most prominent being the Banashree Eco Resort at Dibru Saikhowa National Park. Among the first Eco resorts of Assam, the Banashree Eco Resort provides its visitors a unique ecotourism experience. The founders of this resort are among the pioneers of tourism in Assam and also have camping properties at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh.
Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness Wildlife Wilderness aboard a River Cruise – the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Tinsukia, the State of Assam, Incredible India!
The Namdapha National Park is the largest protected ecological area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot. It is located at the Changlang district in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. The Namdapha National Park is the third largest National Park in India in terms of its area. The park has extensive bamboo forests and secondary forests in addition to the primary forestland is just the place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers with its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna. The Namdapha National Park, which also hosts a Tiger Reserve, gets its name from the Namdapha River, a tributary of the Nao-Dehing river that flows through Deban and a major portion of the Changlang District in Arunachal Pradesh.
Effective conservation of the big cats have helped to increase their numbers significantly at the Namdapha National Park. This biodiversity hotspot is home to the rare and endangered species of Clouded Leopards, its also home to the species of Red Panda and one can even perhaps get a glimpse of the elusive Snow Leopard in this park. This park is also home to the four big cat species: Snow leopards, Clouded leopards, Common leopards and Tigers. Some of the other rare and endangered animals of this park are Asiatic black bears, Red fox, Yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, Spotted linsang, Binturong, Common palm civet, Small indian civet, Large indian civet, Masked palm civet, Marbled cat, Fishing cat, Asiatic golden cat, etc.
The Namdapha is the only forest in India where Apes are found. It is also home to reptiles including snakes like cobra, viper, krait and python. Various species of Amphibians and Fishes can also be spotted here and at the site of the beautiful Anamika Falls near the National Park.
The National Park of Namdapha is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 400 species of birds. Laughing thrushes, Parrotbills, Fulvettas, Shrike babblers, Rufous necked Hornbill, Green cochoa, Purple cochoa, Nuthatch, Ward’s trogon, Ruddy kingfisher, Blue eared kingfisher, White tailed fish eagle, Eurasian hobby, Pied falconet, White-winged wood duck, Himalayan wood-owl, Rufous-throated hill-partridge and many other birds can be spotted at this National Park.
During your stay at the Park:
Enjoy the trek into the Namdapha National Park and get an opportunity to camp inside the park at the ‘Bulbulia’ Camping Site
Visit the Hornbill Camp that is the homing ground of the majestic species of Hornbill at Namdapha
Trek to Haldibari to witness majestic bird species
Sing to the tunes of the beautiful birds at the Namdapha National Park
Be a part of the Wildlife Wilderness Journey at the National Park of Namdapha powered by Jungleideas
Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to be a part of the ‘Adventure Trek with the Tigers and the Four Big Cat Species’ – the Namdapha National Park, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!