Assam the land of Brahmaputra and Arunachal Pradesh –“the land of down-lit mountain” are among the fewer state having the best wildlife reserves in India. Arunachal Pradesh being one of the least populated state of India with just 13 per sq km stands no such threat in many coming days. Out of eight wildlife sanctuary the Orchid Sanctuary and the Namdapha National Park is the most important of all….
Kaziranga National Park is famous for one horned Rhino the park is also UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from one horned Rhino the park has good numbers of Elephant, Hollock Gibbon, tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild water buffalo, swamp deer etc. The forest has varied topography it has tropical deciduous and semi-evergreen forest. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary. The sanctuary along with Eagle nest Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the foothills of Himalaya under forest division of West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh. One can explore the rare species of Orchids along with other flora and fauna of the forest through trekking. The route passes through deep gorges and valleys, deep forest, rugged terrain its rewarding for nature lovers and adventure seekers equally. Visit to nursery where you can find the collection of about 200 rare species of Orchids. One can even find Red Panda, Pheasant, Scrow and many other varieties of birds and animal species. Namdapha National Park is a one of the major protected forests of Eastern most India. Considered as the third largest National Park of India is the richest areas in biodiversity in India. The forest is located in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The park minimum height starts from 200 m above MSL and goes till 4571 m above MSL the region because it is the home of all four kind of cats snow leopard, clouded leopard, common leopard and tigers. The other species of mammals are dholes, wolves, Asiatic black bears, red panda, red fox, yellow-throated-marten, Eurasian Otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, binturong, common palm and small, large Indian civet, different varieties of cats, mongoose, elephant, Boar, musk deer, Indian munjtac, hog deer, sambar gaur, common goral etc. In bird species one can find five species of horn-bills recorded from the area. Several species of rare wren-babblers have been recorded in Namdapha. Other bird groups include laughing thrushes, parrot-bills, fulvettas, shrike babblers and scimitar babblers. The snowy throated babbler is a rare species of babbler found only in the Patkai and Mishmi hills and nearby areas in Northern Myanmar, is found in Namdapha. Other rare, restricted range or globally endangered species include the rufous-necked hornbill, green cochoa, purple cocoa, beautiful 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 white-cheeked hill partridge. Several leaf warblers and migrants such as amur falcon and several thrushes can be seen here.
What to Expect
The wildlife os north eastern regions are less tempered by human and they are well protected by the forest department. Kaziranga is listed in UNESCO world heritage site there are lot of activities to do besides safari. The Shillong the Scotland of East is just about 100 kms from Guwahati which is the State capital of Meghalaya. In Meghalaya you can explore the places like Shillong, Cherrapunji, Dawki known for crystal water river and living root village both single and double decker, the seven sister falls best viewed post monsoon, Mawlinnong the Asia’s cleanest village worth exploring and distance valley and gorge views.
Upon arrival at Guwahati. Pick up from station /airport and transfer to hotel. Guwahati is located at the river Brahmaputra. Later embark on sightseeing of Guwahati by car. You visit Kamakhya temple, Umananda temple situated on the peacock island in the middle of Brahmaputra River. Evening go for Brahmaputra Evening Cruise with Dinner. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Guwahati.
After breakfast drive to Nameri National Park. Near the Jia Bhoroli river, the Nameri National Park sprawls over from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh. As in Kaziranga, the best way to travel within the Park is atop elephants. There are no roads inside the park. The park is home to the Mithun or Indian bison and the rare White Winged Wood Duck, among the most endangered avian species in the world. Safari inside the jungle. Near the Jia Bhoroli river is the Eco Camp, a unique experiment by the Assam Anglers’ Association and the state’s Forest Department. Overnight at Eco-tourist camp.
The Camp organizes exciting white river rafting, against the divine backdrop of lush forests and snow-capped mountains. Tourists can try their hand at casting for the elusive and endangered golden Mahseer fish, a denizen of the waters. This is part of an ecological campaign to save the mahseer – so part of the river is protected and the fish are caught and then released in a bid to stabilize their dwindling numbers. Overnight at Eco-tourist camp.
The Camp organises exciting white river rafting, against the divine backdrop of lush forests and snow-capped mountains. Tourists can try their hand at casting for the elusive and endangered golden Mahseer fish, a denizen of the waters. This is part of an ecological campaign to save the mahseer – so part of the river is protected and the fish are caught and then released in a bid to stabilise their dwindling numbers. Overnight at Eco-tourist camp.
Early morning drive to Kaziranga National Park the best time to see the animals. Kaziranga is famous for the great One-Horned Rhinos. Tigers which are natural enemies of rhinos are also there in sizable numbers in this area. Other attractions of this national park include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hollock gibbon, capped langur and ratel (badger).
Amongst the birds, the crested serpent eagle is common while palla’s fishing eagle and gray headed fishing eagle are frequently seen. Others include the Great Adjutant Stork, crane, Bengal floricab, bar-headed goose, whistling teal, and pelican. Reach Kaziranga and check in resort inside the park. Free day to explore inside the park. Overnight in resort at Kaziranga National Park
After breakfast drive to Dibrugarh (250 km) – Saikhowa National Park which is famous for its semis wild horses and other wild life like the white-winged wood duck, tiger, leopard, elephant, Asiatic buffalo etc and more than 250 varieties of birds. Explore inside the park. Check in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Dibrugarh.
Explore full day inside the national park. Overnight at hotel in Dibrugarh.
After breakfast drive to Miao (250 km) located at the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. You came across one of the most unique national park known as the Namdapha National Park is famous for tiger, leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard. Unique feature of the park is that the park covers wide range of altitude from 200 mtr to 4500 mtrs. The Namdhapa National Park is famous for the extremely elusive snow leopard, and the clouded leopard. Three major rivers drain this area and flow into the Noa Dihing, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. Some of the inhabitants of the Park include the gaur or Mithun, elephant, Himalayan black bear, takin, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, musk deer, slow loris, binturong and the red panda. Several primate species like the Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque and the hoolock gibbon can be found in the area. The inaccessibility of a major portion of the Park has helped in preserving the pristine quality of the region. The Park is also a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger. Overnight at tented accommodation inside the park.
Accommodation: Tent/Eco Lodge
Explore full day inside the park. Trek in the forest and you are free for an elephant safari. Overnight at tented accommodation inside the park.
Accommodation: Tent/Eco Lodge
Drive back to Dibrugarh (250 km) for onward journey.
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