5 Lesser-Known Known Wildlife Destinations In Assam

18/JANUARY /2024

Kaziranga and Manas, two famed national parks in Assam, are renowned for their rich wildlife. Assam is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Among the notable wildlife species that inhabit these parks are the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, and the pygmy hog, contributing to the state's vibrant biodiversity.

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Deepor Beel

Deepor Beel, a permanent freshwater lake located in Kamrup district, is a significant wetland listed under the Ramsar Convention. The term 'Beel' translates to lake in Assamese. As one of the biggest lakes in the Brahmaputra Valley, it plays a crucial role in serving the indigenous villages in the vicinity.

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Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, situated 25 kms from Nagaon, is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The sanctuary boasts over 225 species of birds, with the critically endangered Bengal Florican being the most significant. 

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Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary

The Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary, which spans across the Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts, holds significant importance as it is the second protected habitat for the endangered Gee's golden langur, also known as golden langur, in India.

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in Morigaon district and merely 30 kms away from Guwahati, is gaining attention due to its dense population of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The sanctuary serves as one of the primary habitats for this  endangered specie

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Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, a dedicated reserve for hoolock gibbons, Bengal slow loris, and wild elephants, is a significant conservation site in India. The sanctuary is home to the only gibbons found in the country, the hoolock gibbons.

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