Manas is just like a heaven on the Earth. Its wild treasures are plentiful. From the untouched hilly terrain of northern region to pristine rainforest to vast grasslands and riverine landscapes, almost all types of forest kinds are present here . From the faunal point of view, Manas contains some of the world’s most endangered birds , reptiles, and mammals.

Manas National Park is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Assam and a part of it extends to Bhutan. Manas and five other small rivers flow through the National Park which lies on a wide low-lying alluvial terrace below the foothills of the outer Himalaya. Area of this national park including buffer area is 2840 Sq. Km. and it was designated a World Heritage site in December 1985.

Flora and Fauna:

Other than Alluvial Grass land, which covers 50% of the park, Semi evergreen forest and Moist & dry deciduous forest also make this park a great habitat for wildlife. A total of 543 plants species have been recorded from the National Park.

Lots of fauna which are enlisted in the IUCN’s red data book can be found in the Manas. Around 70 tigers are roaming in the jungles of Manas. Other important mammal species out of 55 species found in this National Park are Leopard , Clouded leopard, Golden Langur, Black Capped Langur, Assamese Macaques, Slow Loris, Hispid Hare, Mouse Deer, Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Water Buffalo, Pigmy Hog, Himalayan Black Beer etc.

50 species of reptiles including endangered Assam Roofed Turtle found here. Manas is a birders’ paradise - more than 450 species of birds are recorded here. Manas is one of the few places on this earth where you can find endangered Bengal Florican. We can see 4 types of hornbills here including Wreathed and Rufous-necked Hornbill. Prey bird population is higher than many other national parks and sanctuaries. Some of the prize species to look for in this National Park are Swamp Francolin, Greater Adjutant, Black-tailed Crake, Marsh and Jerdon's Babblers, Pied Harrier, Rufous-rumped and Bristled Grassbirds, Red-headed Trogon, Hodgson's Bushchat, Rufous-vented Laughingthrush, Finn's Weaver, Ibisbill etc.