These protected zones of North East India are home to a variety of endangered and rare species, like Indian Rhinoceros, Assam Roofed Turtle, Golden Langur, and Hoollongapar Gibbon.
The national parks of North East India are unlike those you’ll find elsewhere in the world. The small seven sister states, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram, collectively boast thirty national parks and wildlife sanctuary bird sanctuaries, and Tiger reserves within North East India.
- Kaziranga national park
With a long background and a mysterious name, The Kaziranga National Park is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India renowned for its unique natural habitat. If you are a person who loves wildlife then make sure, this place should be on the checklist of your North East India tour packages.
It covers more than 430 square km, comprising grasslands that are inundated by alluvial water and alluvial savanna woodlands, the tropical humid mixed deciduous forest and tropical semi-evergreen forests crossed with four main rivers, among them the Brahmaputra.
The most common species of flora that can be found in the Park include elephant grass, sugarcanes speargrass, common reed, the Mumbai Indian gooseberry talauma hodgsonii, duabanga Grandiflora and aphania rubra and the leea species.
Thanks to the influence of the river Brahmaputra the Park has developed a variety of geographical characteristics like sandbars, chappories, and flood-formed rivers, which have helped protect the diverse and well-known species of reptiles, mammals and birds.
This is the main draw for many wildlife lovers.
- Manas National Park
Manas is renowned for its abundant biodiversity and its stunning natural landscape and scenery that encompasses a wide range consisting of forested hills, grasslands with alluvial drainage and evergreen tropical forests. Manas is also known for its population of wild water buffalo. Manas has the largest number of endangered species in India, according to the IUCN Red Book.
It is easy to see tigers and rhinos riding in an elephant. Forest officials organize excursions on elephants starting from Mathanguri for tourists to Manas. It is possible to see tea pickers working in groups during the season. The best time to observe activities is from October until mid-December and later from mid-March onwards.
- Khangchendzonga National Park
A temperate mixed and broadleaf forest that hosts oaks trees, birches, and firs. Khangchendzonga National Park is home to numerous threatened species, including Snow Leopard, the Red Panda and the Himalayan Black Bear. It is a great place to go for trekking and accommodation.
- Namdapha National Park, Itanagar
The largest North-East Indian National Park and the country’s third-largest National Park, Namdapha, is an extremely rich and prosperous national park that provides shelter for several endangered wildlife species. The Park is located near river Noa-Dihing and surrounded by towering mountains that appear to be picturesque and full of energy. The most well-known attraction in the Park is the family of four cats that includes Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, and tiger.
- Keibul lamjao National Park
With a surface of only 40 square kilometers, This wildlife park in Manipur is considered one of the few national parks floating. With islands from decomposed material (phumdis) The Park’s primary navigation method is via the famous Loktak Lake. It is possible to take a trip to the watchtower to enjoy an aerial view of the Park. Another major attraction of it is its threatened sangai deer with a brow.
- Dibru Saikhowa National Park
The National Park is split into seven sections, with only one of them being a wetland. Grasslands and dense forests surround the remaining six. The wildlife and birds found in this area include the royal Bengal gibbons, tigers, leopards, and White-winged Wood Duck, lesser adjutant the stork, the and spotted-billed Pelican and Jerdon’s babbler.