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Bhejan Borajan Padumoni Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Pani Dihing Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Gibbon Wild Life Sanctuary   |  Garampani Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Nambor Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Bura-Chapori Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Chakrasila Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Sonai-Rupai Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Amchang Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Dihing-Patkai Wild Life Sanctuary  |  Marat Longri Wild Life Sanctuary

 

 

Bhejan Borajan Padumoni Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

 

This is a Sanctuary with 3 separate blocks located in Tinsukia district, 40 km from the Mohanbari airport at Jorhat. The sanctuary is an ideal habitat for the primate species; wildlife includes mammals, and 84 species of birds. Slow Lories, Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur and Hoc-lock Gibbon are found here. Among birds Kingfisher, Woodpecker, Bulbul, Maggpie robbin etc are found here.

This sanctuary can be reached by road from Dibrugarh (40 km away), from Tinsukia (3 km away).October to April is the best season to visit this place.Hotel accommodation is available in Tinsukia.

 

Tourists can contact

Divisional Forest Officer                                                Range Forest Officer
Tinsukia Wildlife Division                                             Guijan Wildlife Range
PO Borguri, Tel: 0374-2331472                                     PO – Guijan, Tinsuk

 

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Pani Dihing Wild Life Sanctuary

 

Covering an area of 33.93 sq. kms, the Pani Dihing was declared a sanctuary in December 1996 by the Government of Assam. It is situated in Sivasagar district. Pani Dihing is famous for migratory birds. Adjutant Storks, Fishing Eagle etc. are commonly found here.  Bar-headed Goose, Grey leg Goose, Mallard are the name of few birds which found in this region.

November to March is the best season to visit this sanctuary.
This place can be reached by road fron Rowriah Airport (80 km away), from Mohanbari Airport (88 km away), from Sivsagar 22 km away, from Guwahati 386 km away.

Tourists can find suitable accommodation in Sivsagar.

 

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Gibbon Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Jorhat district. Covering an area of 1915 hectares, it was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1997 by the Assam Government. It is a semi-evergreen forest with evergreen patches amidst tea gardens. This sanctuary is the only one which is named after the only ape (the hoolock gibbon) found in India. The wildlife includes mammals, birds, reptiles etc.

The sanctuary had been carved out of the then Hollongapar Reserve Forest named after the dominant tree species – the Holong.

 

 

Agar is another highly precious plant species found in this sanctuary. Besides various bamboo species, ferns and orchids are the major floral components in this sanctuary. 

"An oasis in the desert" is the metaphor that well suits the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. It is an island of dense evergreen rain forest patch in the midst of sprawling tea gardens all around

The main attractions of the park are the many different species of primates that are found here. In a normal wildlife park, it is said that it tougher to sight a primate than a tiger. But sighting a primate is far easier in Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary.

 


 


 Lodge      
Jorhat Division                                                                    Jorhat
Tel.- 0376-2320008 (O), 2320456 (R), 

 

 

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Garampani Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

 

Famous for its numerous hot water springs, the sanctuary is located in Karbi Anglong, the largest district of Assam. Garampani Wild Life Sanctuary is one of the oldest sanctuaries. The sanctuary is home to Elephants, Leopards, Tigers, Deer, Golden Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons and a variety of birds and reptiles.November to April is the best time to visit this sanctuary.

 It is 25 kms from Golaghat town and 65 kms from the Kaziranga National Park. The nearest railhead is Furkating, about 30 kms away.

 

 
Tourist can contact
Divisional Forest Officer                                                       Aranya Lodge
Karbi Anglong East Divi­sion                                                Tel.- 03776-262429
Diphu, Tel. - 03671-272237(0), 273303 (R).

 

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Nambor Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

The Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 37 sq. kms. Situated in Karbi Anglong district, it is 25 kms away from Golaghat and 65 kms from the Kaziranga National Park. Animals commonly found here are Elephants and Tigers. This sanctuary can be reached from Karbi Anglong.
November to April is the best time to visit this sanctuary.

From Dimapur Airport it is only 55 kms. and from Jorhat Airport it is 85 kms. away. The road distances from nearest Towns are - Golaghat -35 kms., Diphu -92 kms., Guwahati - 330 kms. and Kohora (Kaziranga N.P) is 70 kms. away.

 

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East Karbi Anglong Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

This sanctuary covers an area of 221.81 sq. kms and is situated in Karbi Anglong District. Animals commonly found here are Elephant, Tiger, Bison and Bear etc.November to April is the best time to visit this sanctuary.

A small Forest Inspection Bungalow is available at Dokmoka town, only 37 kms. away from the Sanctuary.

Tourist can contact
Divisional Forest Officer                                               Range Forest Officer                  
Karbi Anglong East Division                                        Western Range 
Diphu, Tel.-03671 - 272237(O), 273303 (R).            Dokmoka.

 

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Bura-Chapori Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

Covering an area of about 44 sq. kms the Bura-Chapori is located on the North bank of the river Brahmaputra in Sonitpur district. An ideal habitat for the endangered Bengal Florican, it is a paradise for a large fleet of migratory birds. The lush-green forests and the over-all eco-system make it an ideal place for varieties of flora and fauna to thrive in. The beautiful flowers found here provide a breathtaking sight. The sanctuary is also home to the one-horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Otter, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat and Barking Deer besides other species. Various species of birds and reptiles are also found.

 


The sanctuary is close to Tezpur town and is best visited during November–March.

 The nearest airport is at Salonibari (30 km away). Tezpur and Rangapara is the nearest railhead. From Guwahati -160 Kms., from Jorhat -180 Kms. and from Nagaon- 40 Kms.Tezpur is well-connected to major cities by road and regular transport is available to visit the sanctuary. A number of private hotels at affordable prices provide accommodation at Tezpur.

A Government Tourist Lodge and a Circuit House also offers accommodation.

 

 

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Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary

 
This wild life sanctuary is situated at Laokhowa namely, "LAOKHOWA AVAYARANYA" and covers an area of 70 Sq. Kms. Distance from Nagaon Town is 25 km. towards North. Its main attraction is the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros.Other animals are Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer etc  
 

Various species of birds and reptiles are also found in Laokhowa. The Laokhowa Tourist lodge is 70 km from Nagaon.

Tourist can contact
Divisional Forest Officer                                              Range Officer  
Nagaon Wildlife Division                                             Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary 
Katimari, Nagaon                                                          P.O. Garajan, District-Nagaon, 
Tel.- 03672-225632 (O), 225003 (R),                       Tel.- 03672-247592 (O).  

 

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Chakrasila Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

The Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary is the youngest one in the North Eastern Region of India. It was created on the 14th of July, 1994 and is spread over 11260 acres. The sanctuary is best known for the Golden Langur (Presbytis Geei), found only along the Indo-Bhutan border in Assam. The virgin forests of the sanctuary are also endowed with rare specimens of trees, shrubs, medicinal plants, mammals, reptiles and exquisite birds and insects.

Several springs exist in the sanctuary of which two perennial springs – the Howhowi Jhora and Bamuni Jhora, sparkles and spatters throughout the year. Smoothing the rocks on their flow, the springs give a picturesque quality to the sanctuary.

Besides the Golden Langur; the Tiger, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Gaur, Mongoose, Porcupine, Pangolin, Flying Squirrel, Civet etc. are the main inhabitants of the sanctuary. Its unique eco-system makes it a hotspot for diverse flora and fauna.
The climate here is typically temperate with dry winter and hot summer followed by heavy rains. Annual rainfall varies between 200 and 400 cm. and temperature varies from 80C in winters to 300C in summer. The Chakrasila eco-system has two internationally recognised wetlands – Dhir and Deeplai, as integral parts but which are as yet not a part of the sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is 68 kms from Dhubri and 219 kms from Borjhar Airport in Guwahati.

For information and accommodation one visit
The D.F.O. Wildlife Division                            Prashaanti Tourist Lodges, 
Kokrajhar   Tel.- 03661 -270635 (O).             Dhubri,   Ph: 03662-230961,

                                                                               91-9435029720

 

 

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Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary

 
60 kms away from Guwahati is the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary where deer and rhinos can be seen. This Sanctuary is around a 2-hour drive from Guwahati.
Covering an area of 38.8 Sq. km., Pobitora is mainly famous for its Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros – it has the densest population of the unicornis in the world.
 
   

 Other animals such as the Asiatic Buffalo, Leopard, Wild Bear, and Civet Cat are also found here. More than 200 birds and various reptiles can also be sighted in this sanctuary.

The best season to visit is from November to March.

Tourists can contact
Divisional Forest Officer                                                          Range Officer,
Guwahati Wildlife Division,                                       Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary          
Guwahati-781009.                                                      P.O. Mayang, Dist.-Morigaon
Tel.-0361-2550207(R), 094350 31789 (Mobile),           Tel.-03678-248157(O).

 

 

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Sonai-Rupai Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Sonitpur District. This sanctuary extends along the foothills of the Himalayan range and offers a splendid view of both the wildlife and the landscape. The Indian Bison and Elephant are the main attractions of this sanctuary. This place is also abode to the deer and many other animals. The various categories of hill birds are found here. Other animals found are one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard and some other fauna belonging to this category of cats. The sanctuary extends along the foothills of the Himalayan range and the picturesque beauty of the surroundings comes as an added bonus.

 

 

Being well linked via air, rail and road, the Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible to the tourists. The nearest airport is Saloni, approximately 10 kms from Tezpur and 181 kms from Guwahati. The nearest rail head is at Rangapara, 60 kms away from Bhalukpong, in the district of Sonitpur. Visitors taking the road to Sonai Rupai would also reach here easily, as this place is quite well connected to the all the key areas of the region, as well as to the other parts of the country.

The best times to visit are the months of November to March.  Tourists can accommodate themselves in the Forest Inspection Bungalow at Tezpur

Tourists can contact
The Divisional Forest Officer
Western Assam Wildlife Division,

Tezpur, Tel.- 03712 - 268054(0), 268003(R).

 

 

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Bornadi Wild Life Sanctuary

 

Spread over an area of 22.6 km2 in Darrang district of Assam, the sanctuary came into existence for the protection of the Hispid Hare and Pygmy Hog. The sanctuary is wedged between the Himalayas and Bhutan and is an ideal bhabar tract.

 Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Chinese Pangolin, Himalayan Black Bear, Porcupine, Barking Deer and Wild Pig, besides the Hispid Hare and Pygmy Hog, inhabit the park. Avian species like the Peafowl, Hornbill, Swamp Partridge, and Bengal Florican etc. are also seen here.

 November to April is the best time to visit this sanctuary.The Sanctuary can be reached from the Airports at Tezpur, (120 kms. away) and the LGBI Airport at Guwahati, (15 kms. away). The nearest convenient Railway Station is at Rangiya.Tourists may stay in Circuit Houses at Mangaldoi and Udalguri.

 

One can contact
Divisional Forest Officer
Mangaldoi Wildlife Division
Mangaldoi, , Tel-03713-230022.

 
 

 

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Amchang Wild Life Sanctuary

 

 

The Sanctuary is located near the eastern fringes of Guwahati city. Wildlife includes Leopard, Elephant, Chinese Pangolin, Flying Fox, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Python, Monitor Lizard, Indian Cobra, Birds etc. All kinds of accommodation are available. 

 

 

 

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Dihing-Patkai Wild Life Sanctuary

 
   

The Sanctuary with an area of 111.19 Sq. Kms. is located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and is famous for Assam Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests bordering Arunachal Pradesh. The Sanctuary is a part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve having the World War II cemeteries nearby, along with the Stiltwell Road and the oldest refinery of Asia in Digboi and 'open cast' coal mining at Lido

Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon are found here. White Winged Wood Duck, White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge Rock python, King cobra, Asian leaf turtle are found here.

 

September to March is the best time to visit this sanctuary.From Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport the Sanctuary is about 80 kms. away. The Sanctuary is close to Digboi, Duliajan and Margherita towns.Tourists can avail the Inspection Bunglow at Digboi to stay. There is Tourists Lodge also.

One can contact
Divisional Forest Officer,                                     Range Forest Officer   
 Digboi Division, P.O. Digboi, Pin                       Soraipung / Margherita West Range
Dist. Tinsukia, Tel.- 03751-264433,                   Bhadoipanchali / Margherita

 

 

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Borail Wild Life Sanctuary

 
  Borail Sanctuary covers an area of 326.24 sq. kms. and comprises of Cachar Tropical Moist Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen Forests.Hog -badger, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, Wild pig, Sambar, Barking deer, Serow, Giant squirrel, Porcupine etc. are foud here. White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge, Mountain Bamboo partridge, Khaleej Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Rufus necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill etc. are few birds available here. Among reptiles this place is home for King cobra, Brown hill tortoise, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor Lizard etc.
 

Best season to visit this place is October to March.The nearest Airport is Silchar (40 km away). This place is well connected by road. From Karimgang it is 40 km away.Tourists can contact for accommodation Tourist Officer for Circuit House and Deputy Commissioner for Dak Bunglow. Tel.- 03842-245056.

To visit this sanctuary tourists can contact
D.F.O. Karimganj Division / Cachar Division

Tel.- 03843-273455 /    03842-2262647, 03842-2245648  

Range Forest Officer, Kalain,/ Udharband,  

Tel.- 03845-283535/ 03842-2281472     

 

 

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Nambor Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading 37 sq. kms. Contiguous to Garampani WLS is located in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council. It harbours 51 rare species of Orchid.

Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Bears,   Sambar,   Barking deer,   Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Wild pig etc.are the mammal found here. This sanctuary is rich in terrestrial woodland birds. Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards are the reptiles found here.

 

Nambor Wildlife sanctuary can be reach by air from Dimapur Airport which is 55km away. Also Jorhat airport is 85 km away. Nearest town is Golaghat which is 35km away. Guwahati is 330km away. One can stay Aranya Lodge (Tel: 03776-262429), Bonani, Banashree, Kunjaban Lodges (Tel: 03776-262423, all under Assam Tourism and located at Kohora .)

Best time to visit is November to April. Tourist should contact the divisional Forest Officer, Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu.

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Marat Longri Wild Life Sanctuary

 
 

Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading 451.00 sq. kms. is located in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council. It is an important component of Dhansiri- Lungding Elephant Reserve.

This sanctuary is rich in mammal like Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Lesser Cat,   Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Porcupine,Slow Loris, Pangolin etc. it consists of hilly and woodlock birds. Raptiles like Banded Krait, Rock Python, Monitor Lizard, Hill Tortoise etc. are found here.

One can visit this sanctuary from Dimapur Airport it is only 60 kms. away and from Diphu Railway Station it is at a distance of 8 kms. only. 

 

Tourists can stay at   
Forest Inspection Bungalow, Diphu,                   Circuit House, Diphu, 

contact - Divisional Forest Officer                      contact - Deputy Commissioner

Karbi Anglong West Division, Diphu,               Tel.- 03671-272247 (O), 272221 (R),

Contact – Divisional Officer,                                Tel.- 03671-272257(0), 272255(R),
Soil Conservation Division, Diphu,
Tel.-03671- 272241.

The Private Lodges at Diphu are - Singhason Hotel, Tel.- 03671-274158, Lisa Hotel

 

 

Area of the Wild Life Sanctuaries of  Assam

 

Sl.No.

Name

Location

Area in Sq.km

1.

Bhejan-Borajan-Padumoni WLS

Tinsukia, DFO,  Tinsukia Wildlife Division, 0374-2331472 (O)
2333082 (R)   

7.22

2.

Panidihing WLS

Sivsagar,DFO,  Sibsagar Division, 03772-220989 (O)2 23465

33.93

3.

Gibbon WLS

Mariani , DFO,  Jorhat Division, 0376-232008 (O) 230456 (R)

20.98

4.

Garampani WLS

Karbi Anglong, DFO, Karbi Anglong East Division, 03371-272237(O),273303 (R)

6.05

5.

Nambor-Doigurung WLS

Golaghat, DFO,  Golaghat Division, 03774-284798
2284997(R)

97.15

6.

East Karbi Anlong WLS

Diphu, DFO,  Karbi Anglong  East Division, 03671-272237 (O)
273303 (R)

222

7.

Burhachapori WLS

Sonitpur, DFO Nogoan Wildlife Division, 03672-225632 (O), 223122

44.06

8.

Laokhowa WLS

Nagaon, DFO Nogoan Wildlife Division,03672-225632 (O), 223122 (R)

70.13

9.

Chakrasila WLS

Kokrajhar, DFO Kokrajhar Wildlife Division, 03661-270635 (O), 270241 (R)

45.50

10.

Pobitora WLS

Morigaon, DFO,  Guwahati Wildlife Division, 0361-2656771 (O) 98350-31789

38.80

11.

Sonai-Rupai WLS

Sonitpur, DFO,  Western Assam Wildlife Division, 03712-268054 (O) 268003 (R)

220.00

12.

Barnadi WLS

Udalguri, Mangaldoi, DFO Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, 03713-230022 (O)

26.22

13.

Amchang WLS

Kamrup (metro), DFO,  Guwahati Wildlife Division, 0361-2656771 (O) 94350-31789

78.64

14.

Dihing-Patkai WLS

Digboi, DFO,  Digboi Division, 0375-264433(O)
284839 (R), 03842245648 (O), 03843273455 (O)

111.19

15.

Barail WLS

Silchar, DFO,  Cachar Division, DFO, Karimganj Division,

326.25

16.

Nambor

Diphu, DFO,  Karbi Anglong  East Division, 03671-272237 (O) 273303 (R)

37.00

17.

Marat Longri

Diphu, DFO,  Karbi Anglong  West Division, 0371-272247(O)
272221 (R)

 

 

 

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Proposed  Wild Life Sanctuaries in  Assam

 

Sl.No

Name

Location

Area in Sq.Km

1.

North Karbi Anglong WLS

Karbi Anglong

96.00

2.

Deeporbeel WLS

Kamrup(Metro)

4.14

3.

Bardoibam Beelmukh WLS

Lakhimpur

 

 
 

 

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