Elephant and calf at Kaziranga @ Aditya Singh
Western Hoolock Gibbon @ Aditya Singh
Indian Rhino @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Water Buffalo @Aditya Singh
Grasslands of the Central range
Water Buffalo @ Aditya Singh
Bengal Florican @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Manas River @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
Pig tailed Macaque @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
The Eastern Frontier: Kaziranga, Manas & Gibbon SanctuaryAssam
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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- Region: Northeastern state of Assam
- Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights tour by road and air
- Parks covered: Gibbon Sanctuary, Kaziranga & Manas
- Departures: Nov – March