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    Elephant and calf at Kaziranga @ Aditya Singh
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    Western Hoolock Gibbon @ Aditya Singh
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    Indian Rhino @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Water Buffalo @Aditya Singh
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    Grasslands of the Central range
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    Water Buffalo @ Aditya Singh
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    Bengal Florican @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Manas River @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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The Eastern Frontier: Kaziranga, Manas & Gibbon Sanctuary

Assam

Highlights: Game drives in open 4WD & on Elephant back in Kaziranga & Manas, home to big 5 of Indian mammals and sheer abundance of birdlife. Explore Gibbon Sanctuary on foot, which supports the highest primate diversity in the country

Discover the less-explored North Eastern Himalayas – one of the most bio diverse regions in the planet. You start the tour at Gibbon Sanctuary, the “Eden for primates” in India. Besides the signature species – Hoolock Gibbon, this tiny protected area is home to six other species of primates found in India.

Later visit Kaziranga & Manas National Park, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites that need little introduction. Kaziranga holds the largest population of Indian Rhino, Water Buffalo and Eastern Barasingha or Swamp Deer and is often referred to as the “Serengeti of India” for the sheer quality of wildlife viewing. Tiger is prominent in the list of predators. Other mammals to look out for are the Sloth Bear, Otters, Asian Elephants and the nocturnal Hog Badger. Reptiles could include the King Cobra and the Bengal Monitor.

Although it’s relatively hard to spot mammals in Manas, it elicits great interest among wildlife enthusiasts as the park holds the highest number of endangered species found in the country, which include the Golden Langur, Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Gangetic Dolphin, Crab eating Mongoose and Indian Wild Dog.

The rich avifauna of this region makes it one of the top birding destinations in Asia and this tour may reveal mega birds like the threatened Bengal Florican, Greater and Lesser Adjutant Storks, Swamp Francolin, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Ibisbill, Finn’s Weaver, Slender-billed Vulture, Blue Naped Pitta, White cheeked Partridge, Pallas’s and Lesser Fish Eagle to name a few

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Fact Sheet
  • Region: Northeastern state of Assam
  • Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights tour by road and air
  • Parks covered: Gibbon Sanctuary, Kaziranga & Manas
  • Departures: Nov – March

Travel Itinerary

Day 01: Fly Delhi to JORHAT, drive to Gibbon Sanctuary In time transfer for the early morning flight to Jorhat. Arrive Jorhat and drive to your hotel. After lunch drive to the Gibbon sanctuary. Overnight at Thengal Manor
Day 02: GIBBON SANCTUARY to KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK Morning visit Gibbon Sanctuary. While we will try to see as many of the primate species during our limited time here, our principal targets would be the Gibbons which are most active during early mornings and late evenings, their evocative calls resounding through the forests. Population of these apes has dropped almost 90% in the last three decades and they are now considered one of the most endangered ape species in the world. Later we drive onwards to Kaziranga and check in to our lodge followed by a game drive in open 4 WD accompanied by a local guide. Overnight at Wild Grass or Diphlu River Lodge
Day 03 & 04: KAZIRANGA Over the next 2 days we explore Kaziranga, covering diverse habitats in open 4WD and on elephant back (in the mornings only). Dominated by tall dense grasslands with tropical wet evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, interspersed with numerous small bheels (lakes) and the Eastern Himalayas as the background, this riverine habitat is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the continent. Teeming with mammals and birds, there is never a dull moment here. Overnight at Wild Grass or Diphlu River Lodge

Day 05: KAZIRANGA to MANAS NATIONAL PARK In the morning we drive from Kaziranga to Manas National Park bordering the small state of Bhutan. Overnight at Bansabari Lodge

Day 06 & 07: MANAS While Manas shares a lot of common fauna with Kaziranga, we do hope to see some of the endangered mammals unique to Manas, like the Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog and Hispid Hare (both of which are very elusive), Crab eating Mongoose, Gangetic Dolphin and Indian Wild Dog. On one of our earlier tours we have been fortunate to sight a Tiger from the Forest Rest House at Bansabari itself. The birdlife is equally rich and includes the largest population of the Bengal Florican. We will explore the park in open 4WD and on elephant back. Overnight at Bansabari Lodge

DAY 08: MANAS – GUWAHATI – DELHI This morning we drive to Guwahati to board the flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel or for your onward journey.