Located at the down hills of Bhutanese Himalaya, Manas National park is notable for tigers and golden leaf monkey. It has got its name from the Manas River which separates Bhutan from India. It is situated near kamrup district of the Indian state Assam and covers an area of 519.77 sq km. The park is established in 1928 and declared as world heritage site in 1985 by UNESCO, also known as Mini Kaziranga due to the perfect location for one-horned rhinoceros.
It is ideal destination for wildlife travelers where they can explore evergreen grasslands, dense and mangrove forest area. The grasslands include Khairsissoo-bhabhar grass to the semi ever green grass lands. The park also boasts off intermediate stages of succession-deciduous forests, swampy reed lands and Sal forest. The simul, khoir, udal, sida, bohera and kanchan are the some common trees found in the park.
The manas national park is prime shelter for the many endangered and rare species of fauna which boasts off 55 species of mammals in addition to 50 species of reptiles, with a surprising 380 species of birds also including 3 species of amphibians. The major mammals includes tiger, Golden Langur, Wild Buffalo, Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Capped Langur, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Gaur, Hog Deer, etc. It is a paradise for bird watching which boasts off many migratory as well as domestic birds such as Bengal Florican, ungle Fowls, bulbuls, Brahminy Ducks, Gray hornbills.
Considering the requirement of the tourist, the park authority has started many safaris such as elephant safari, jeep safari, and boat safari. The park is notable tiger reserve projects. Here you can find more than 50 tigers, hunting or sleeping in the shade which is mesmerizing moment for anyone.