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Manas National Park

Manas National Park, situated in the northeastern state of Assam, India, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Project Tiger reserve. Known for its stunning biodiversity, the park is nestled at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the most significant wildlife habitats in the region.

- Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1928, Manas was later upgraded to a national park in 1990. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
- The park faced challenges due to insurgency in the region, impacting conservation efforts. However, conservation measures have been implemented to revive and protect this vital ecosystem.

Flora and Fauna:
1. Flora:

   - Manas National Park is recognized for its diverse vegetation, including tropical evergreen forests, deciduous forests, and grasslands.
   - The park is home to rare and endangered species of flora, adding to its ecological significance.

2. Fauna:
   - Manas boasts a rich variety of wildlife, including the Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, Indian rhinoceros, wild buffalo, and clouded leopard.
   - The park is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 450 species of birds, making it an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA).

Key Attractions:
1. Biodiversity:

   - Explore the park's diverse ecosystems, from dense forests to riverine grasslands, showcasing a wide range of flora and fauna.

2. River Manas:
   - The River Manas flows through the park, enhancing its scenic beauty and providing a vital water source for the wildlife.

3. Manas River Cruise:
   - Enjoy a river cruise on the Manas River to witness the park's wildlife and appreciate the serene surroundings.

Best Time to Visit:
- The park is open for visitors from November to April, with the winter months (November to February) being the most favorable for wildlife sightings.

How to Reach Manas National Park:
1. By Air:

   - The nearest airport is Guwahati approx. 176 km away.
   - From the airport, one can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach Manas.

2. By Train:
   - The nearest railway station is Barpeta Road Railway Station (approx. 40 km away).
   - Barpeta Road is well-connected to major cities, and taxis or local transport can be used to reach Manas.

3. By Road:
   - Manas National Park is accessible by road, with regular bus services and private taxis available from Guwahati and other nearby towns.

Travel Tips:
1. Permits:

   - Obtain necessary permits from the park authorities before entering. 

2. Accommodation:
   - There are forest rest houses and lodges within the park for accommodation. 

3. Guides:
   - Engage a knowledgeable guide for wildlife safaris to enhance your understanding of the park's biodiversity.

4. Weather:
   - Check the weather conditions before your visit and pack accordingly. Evenings can be cool during winter.

5. Responsible Tourism:
   - Adhere to the park's guidelines for responsible and sustainable tourism, ensuring the conservation of this precious ecosystem.

Manas National Park offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, witness diverse wildlife, and contribute to the conservation of an ecologically vital region.

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