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Manas National Park

This extremely picturesque park is nestled near the foothills of the Kamrup district in the state of Assam. It covers an area of 519.77 square kilometers, of which 360 square kilometers form the main core area. It was declared a national park in 1980 and due to it's beauty as well as it's importance to the environment, it has also been declared a biosphere reserve along with being a world natural heritage site. It is one of the 19 parks under the watchful eye of the Project Tiger.

A visit here feels a true outing into the lap of nature due to it's distance from any kind of proper civilization. It is located at around 40km from the first hint of civilization at Barpeta. The park actually continues across the international border into Bhutan, where it is known as the Royal Manas National Park.

The park headquarters are located at Barpeta road and the necessary clearances and permits should all be arranged from here before venturing further to the park.

The nearest town to the park is Barpeta Road (41km) The nearest Railway Station to the park is located at Guwahati (186km) The nearest Airport to the park is also located at Guwahati, which is a 3 hour drive or train journey from the park.

The best time to visit the park is between November and February. A majority of the year, the climatic conditions are not really suitable for visits due to the excessively heavy rainfall.