Famous for its population of the wild water buffalo, the Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, is a national park, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve, and a biosphere reserve in Assam, located in the Himalayan foothills.
Contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, the national park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife, including the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, and pygmy hog.
Named after Manas River, the Manas National Park has declared a sanctuary with an area of about 360 square kilometers on 1 October 1928. Before the declaration of the sanctuary, it was used by the Cooch Behar royal family and Raja of Gauripur as a hunting reserve.
Declared a World Heritage site in December 1985 by UNESCO, the national park has the largest population of the endangered Bengal florican. There are two major biomes present in the National Park, the grassland biome, and the forest biomes.
One of the most precious biodiversity areas in the world, the sanctuary has documented 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians.
National Park Openings Timings:
05:30 AM - 06:30 PM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
INR 20 for Indians
INR 250 for Foreigners
INR 120 for Indians
INR 750 for Foreigners
INR 50 for Indians (Still Camera)
INR 500 for Foreigners (Still Camera)
INR 100 for Indians (Video Camera)
INR 500 for Foreigners (Video Camera)