Assam the land of Brahamaputra, one of the most predominant rivers in the world. Being a Trans boundary river it starts the journey as the Tsangpo, near the sacred Mt Kailash in South Western Tibet and flows through the mountainous Tibet ,forming the deepest and the largest canyon of the world namely, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon .After flowing at an average altitude of 4000 mts in Tibet the river takes the course to Arunachal Pradesh where he is named as Siang, and further passes through Assam where it joins with other two major rivers Dibang and Luit along with many other tributaries, and the river creates the fertile Brahamapurta Valley in Assam. Further down in Bangladesh the river is known as Jamuna and merges with river Ganges ,flows further down as two great rivers as Padma and Meghna after forming the largest delta at Sundarbans it merges into the Bay of Bengal. This mighty river completes its journey of 2900 kms from its source to its confluence.
Assam, as a destination corresponds to a world of contrasts and excitement with each place of the state having something amazing to offer. Some people call it a magic land while others call it a green paradise.
The State of Assam is one of the most beautiful regions of India. There is hardly any other state which has greater variety and colour in its natural scenery and in the cultural treasures of the people that inhabit it.
Suggested Itinerary Assam Wildlife
Nameri TR Assam Wildlife
This 200 Sq. Km. National Park is the continuation of The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Pakke borders the Northern boundary of the Park. Being located on the foothills of Eastern Himalaya, the park contains some of the remarkable landscapes of all the National Park of Assam. In any clear day you can enjoy the great grasslands, semi evergreen forests and snowcapped peaks together from the bank of river Jiabhorelli.
Nameri is considered to be one of the best destinations for sighting of Hornbills, Capped langur, Elephants, Ibisbill, Goosender, Sultantip, & many other important and desired wildlife species.
One can see and photograph the critically endangered & ellusive White winged wood duck.
Kaziranga National Park Assam Wildlife
Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat District of Assam .It covers an area of 470 sq. kms. This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kaziranga is situated on the flood plains of Brahmaputra and is the haven to some of the most exotic and endemic wildlife in the World. Most important of all is Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. The forest consists of tall dense grasslands, open woodlands, streams and wetlands. . The park is divided into 4 ranges. The Eastern or the Agoratoli range covers the eastern part with woodland interspersed with grassland and wetlands. The Kohora range covers the central part and it is most easily accessible. The Baguri range covers the western part of the Park and has the highest rhinoceros density. Burhapahar, 4th range, covers the first additional area attached to the Park. First three ranges are open for the visitors. Kaziranga is a birding paradise with a checklist of almost 500 species. Key species include Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, Pale-capped Pigeon, Great and Wreathed Hornbill, Jerdon’s Baza, Slender-billed Vulture, Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Pied Harrier, Oriental Hobby, Greater Adjutant Stork, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Rufous-vented Prinia, Marsh Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, and Black-breasted Parrotbill.
“Big Five” – the elephant, rhinoceros, wild buffalo, tiger and Swamp Deer are found in Kaziranga. A total of about 50 species of mammals are found in the park, which includes rare animals like Gangetic Dolphin, Chinese Pangolin, Hoolock Gibbon, Hog-Badger and Parti-coloured Flying Squirrel. 39 reptiles make the list and include the endangered Gharial and the rare Assam Roofed Turtle. Both Reticulated and Rock Pythons are found here.
Jorhat & Gibbons sanctuary Assam Wildlife
Jorhat is one of the most important agricultural township in Assam.The town is a Jewel in the crown amidst the lush green tea gardens.It is the tea capital of Assam. Research and experimentation on new variety of tea and its therapeutic use is done here.
Gibbons Sanctuary is adjacent to Jorhat, spreaded over a small area of 20 hecters of area in the south bank of Brahamaputra .The sanctuary consists of evergreen rain forest and surrounded by tea gardens. It is named after the endangered “Hoolock Gibbons.”
Hoolock Gibbons are the only existing ape in India. Apart from Gibbons Stump tailed Macaque, Pig-tailed Macaque,Resus Macaque,Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur and the Slow loris are found here.This small sanctuary has got enormous importance to the nature lovers from all over the world since this is the habitat for seven species of primates and most of them are endemic.
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