Dibrugarh - Dibru
Saikhowa - Panidihing - Gibbon - Kaziranga - Nameri -
Manas - Guwahati- (Deepor
Beel Lake) - Pobitora - Guwahati
(A fifteen day tour in the wilds of Assam covering 04 national
parks and 04 wildlife sanctuaries 02 of which are wetland eco
Day 01: Dibrugarh--Dibru
Saikhowa National Park (01 hr):
Upon arrival at
Dibrugarh airport you will be welcomed by our tour manager.
Later transfer to Dibru- Saikhowa National Park which is one
of the two bio-sphere reserves in Assam. The 340 sq.km
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park consisting of extensive
grassland, swamp forest and shallow water bodies is located in
between the mighty Brahmaputra river and the Dibru river. Over
300 species of birds have been recorded. Dibru-Saikhowa N.P.
Situated in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Eastern
Assam, is just 13 km. off Tinsukia town.
Famed for the feral
horse the park also has mammals like Tiger, Leopard, Clouded
Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Slow Loris, Asiatic Water Buffalo,
Capped Langur, Indian Wild Dog etc. One can see the Gangetic
Dolphins in the Brahmaputra and the Dibru rivers.
Overnight at a lodge by
the river side.
Day 02: Dibru-
Saikhowa: Trek: Kolomi camp and back.
Day 03: Dibru-
Saikhowa: Trek: Maguri beel, Dighal Tarang and back.
Day 04: Dibru
Saikhowa-Jorhat (03 hr) via Panidihing Bird Sanctuary:
Transfer to Panidihing
Bird Sanctuary in Sivasagar district. Panidihing is an
extensive water body where one can see several species of
birds. Panidihing, located on the southern bank of the river
Brahmaputra in the Sivasagar district, is a rich wetland
eco-system covering an area of 33.93 sq.km. It is a paradise
of both migratory and resident birds with 165 species of birds
recorded so far. There is a quite high concentration of geese
and ducks in the sanctuary. There is also large number of fish
and frog species in the sanctuary.
transfer to Jorhat. Overnight at hotel New Park or similar.
Day 05: Jorhat-Gibbon
WLS –Kaziranga National Park (02 hr 30 min.):
Early morning we take a
short drive to Gibbon Wild life sanctuary. This small
sanctuary covering an area of 20.98 sq km. is located in
Jorhat district. It consists of semi-evergreen and evergreen
forests surrounded by tea gardens and human settlements. The
list of mammals include Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Pangolin,
Barking deer, Sambar, Slow loris, Jungle cat, Indian Civet,
Malayan Giant Squirrel, Wild pig, Hoolock Gibbon, Assamese
macaque, Pig-tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque, Stump-tailed
macaque, Capped langur etc. The sanctuary is also home to a
good number of bird and reptile species.
We have a trek in the
Later transfer to
Project Tiger Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site and the home to the endangered one horned rhinoceros
(2048 rhinos as per 2009 census). Besides, the park has
several species of mammals and birds. The park has 70% of the
world population of the Asiatic Water Buffalos and the Eastern
Swamp Deer. The Park has the highest density of the endangered
Royal Bengal Tigers in India with a number of 32 tigers per
100 sq.km against 20 in Corbet NP as per a census report in
April, 2010. Amongst birds, the park has 25 globally
threatened bird species.
Overnight at Wild Grass
Resort/Dhanshree Resort/Bonhabi Resort.
Day 06: Kaziranga
02 Jeep safaris
(Central and western ranges).
Day 07: Kaziranga
Early morning elephant
safari for 01 hr followed by 02 Jeep safaris (Eastern and
Day 08: Kaziranga
Early morning elephant
safari for 01 hr followed by 02 Jeep safaris (Burhapahar and
Day 09: Kaziranga
NP-Nameri NP (02 hr):
Early morning soft trek
at Panbari reserve for the Hoolock Gibbon, the only ape found
in India. Later after lunch transfer to Nameri National Park,
a Project Tiger contiguous with Pakke Tiger Reserve and Eagle
nest WLS of Western Arunachal.
Covering an area of 200 sq km Nameri National Park, located at
the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, is the best place to
see the very rare and elusive White-winged Wood Duck. The
sparkling river Jia Bhoroli, which is ideal for rafting and
angling, flows down by the National Park adding a unique charm
to it. The habitat
of tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, moist deciduous forests
with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open
grassland along rivers. Nameri along with adjacent Pakke and
neighbouring Eaglenest Wild Life Sanctuaries of Western
Arunachal protect about 1300 sq.km of great bio-diversity.
The park abounds in
tiger, elephant, leopard, clouded leopard, Indian Bison,
pangolin, Indian Wild Dog, civet cat, capped langur, jackel,
sambar, barking deer etc.
Overnight at Eco Camp,
a camp resort.
Day 10: Nameri
Early morning enjoy
this park on foot. Later gear up for an inflatable rubber
dinghy ride on the sparkling river Jiabhoroli which forms the
western boundary to the park.
Day 11: Nameri NP –Manas
NP (07 hr):
Transfer to UNESCO
World Heritage Site and Project Tiger Manas NP which is a bio
Manas National Park is one of the most fascinating National
Parks in India and the home to some rare mammals like the
Golden Langur, Hispid Hare and the Pygmy Hog. The Golden
Langur, a blond species of the Langurs is more common in
forests on the Bhutanese side .The Hispid Hare or Assamese
Rabbit is darker brown than the Black- Napped Hare, and is
covered in coarse bristly hair.
The pygmy hog, a small
hairy version of the wild boar with a more attenuated snout
and rounded rear is found nowhere else in the world. Both the
Hispid Hare and the Pygmy Hog inhabit thatch- scrub and
grassland and were thought extinct until rediscovered in 1971.
Other mammals include Wild Buffalo, Indian Bison, Elephant,
Rhino, Tiger, Hog Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer,
Spotted Deer, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard, and Clouded
Manas has survived
decades of insurgency and it was recently re opened to
visitors. But the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros has
become extinct here and recently some rhinos are reintroduced.
Consisting of grassland, dry and moist deciduous and also rain
forests, Manas has an area of 520 sq km and with the Bhutanese
govt. protecting the Bhutanese side of the jungle there is a
stretch of about 3500 sq km of protected area on both sides of
Manas has recorded 380
species or more birds.
Overnight at Bansbari
Lodge or similar.
Day 12: Manas NP:
Elephant safari followed by jeep safari.
Day 13: Manas NP:
Elephant safari followed by jeep safari.
Day 14: Manas NP-Guwahati
Transfer to Guwahati.
Visit Deeporbeel bird sanctuary in the afternoon. Overnight at
Brahmaputra Jungle Resort.
Guwahati-Pobitora WLS-Guwahati airport (02 hr):
Early morning have a
short drive to visit Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary close to
Guwahati. This small sanctuary of 38.81 sq km is known for
having the world’s highest density of one horned rhinoceros.
The vegetation comprises of Assam Alluvial Grassland and hilly
forests. The sanctuary is listed as an Important Bird Area.
As per an estimation in
April, 2006 a total of 81 rhinos were sighted at Pobitora. The
list of other mammals includes Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing
cat, Jungle cat, feral buffalo, Wild pig, Chinese pangolin
etc. A total of
375 species of both resident and migratory
birds of 46 families have been recorded so far with 14 listed
in the Indian Red Data Book. Apart from these, 27 species of
reptiles and 9 species of amphibians have been recorded. The
wetlands of Pobitora also support a variety of fishes.
Enjoy an elephant
safari followed by a jeep safari. Later after lunch transfer
to Guwahati airport to catch the late afternoon flight to
The end of the tour.