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Manas National Park, found in the State of Assam in Northeast India, is also known as the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Kamrup Sanctuary.

Within Manas's boundaries are 39,100 hectares/96,618 acres of forested hills, grasslands, and tropical evergreen forests next to the Eastern Himalayas' foothills.

In its widely varied habitat, an interested visitor might spot many mammal and bird species. Among those species are tigers, rhinos, swamp deer, and probably the last pure strain of wild buffalo left in India. [2][3]


Notable Species

The widely varied habitat in Manas supports a large number and variety of bird species. It is home to the world's largest number of the Bengal Florican. The Greater Adjutant, as well as the Greater Adjutant are found here also.[4]

Over 400 species are reported as sighted here. Coupled with the nine eBird Hotspots scattered around the park, a visitor will easily see the great birding potential here.[1]


There are no species presently noted as rare specifically for Manas. However, some species don't appear as often as some others. A sampling of those species is the Blue-breasted Quail, Lesser Cuckoo, Brown-cheeked Rail, Brown Crake, Northern Lapwing, Wood Sandpiper, Osprey, Booted Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Collared Scops Owl, and Red-necked Falcon to name a few.


Birds you can see here include:

Great Cormorant, Barn Swallow, Small Pratincole, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Red-vented Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Common Myna, Baya Weaver, Russet Sparrow, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Indian Peafowl, Red Collared Dove, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Jungle Myna, Spot-winged Starling, Lesser Whistling Duck, Long-tailed Broadbill, Silver-eared Mesia, Indian Pied Starling, Siberian Stonechat, House Sparrow, Ruddy Shelduck

Other Wildlife

There are species of rhinoceros, elephants, tigers, and bison within the park. [3]

Site Information

History and Use

Manas National Park had evolved from its beginning in 1905 when the proposition was made it be declared a Reserve Forest. In 1973, it became a Tiger Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and a National Park in 1990. Then in 2003, it was also determined it would function as an Elephant Reserve. [4]

Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Consult a trusted travel professional, as well as your country's equivalent of a State Department, for specific, up-to-date information and advisories concerning travel to this area.


  1. eBird – Manas National Park - https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2678036
  2. UNESCO – Manas Wildlife Sanctuary - https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/338/
  3. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Publisher – Encyclopaedia Britannica, September 01, 2011, https://www.britannica.com/place/Manas-Wildlife-Sanctuary , Accessed 29 November 2020
  4. Manas National Park – http://manasnationalpark.co.in/

Recommended Citation


  1. Manas National Park/Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on Google Maps
  2. Manas National Park/Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on OpenStreetMaps