- Nature and Wildlife
- Birds and Mammals
- Jungle Safari
- Toy Train
- Himalayan View
- Village visits
- Local Cuisine
- Quaint Accommodation
Located in the Himalayan foothills of the northeast Indian state of Assam, Manas National Park was first established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1928.
The National Park consist of two main habitat types: grassland and forest, both of which are home to some rare animals and birds that are best seen here, including the ‘Big Four of Manas’ – the Bengal Florican, the Clouded Leopard, the One-horned Rhinoceros, and the Water Buffalo.
Apart from these four star species of the park, Manas is also home to many other animals like Tiger, Leopard, Asian Elephant, Capped Langur, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbon, and many more.
Manas is also a haven for birdwatchers. The main attraction for birdwatchers is the Bengal Florican, which can be seen in the grassland areas of the park. It is also a great place to see the Great Hornbill. The National Park lists around 380 bird species and the adjoining hilly terrain in Bhutan can easily add a hundred more species to that list. Good birds to look for are Greater Adjutant, Black-tailed Crake, Red-headed Trogon, Swamp Francolin, Wreathed and Rufous-necked Hornbills, Marsh and Jerdon’s Babblers, Pied Harrier, Rufous-rumped and Bristled Grassbirds, Hodgson’s Bush Chat,
Rufous-vented Laughingthrush, Finn’s Weaver, Ibisbill, and a variety of other foothill species.
Cherrapunjee, in the state of Meghalaya, is famous for being one of the wettest places in the world. For birders though it is the Tawny-breasted Wren-Babbler that is a key reason to visit: a poorly known endemic species that is almost entirely restricted to Meghalaya.
Day 01: Delhi/ Kolkata/Guwahati
Day 02: Guwahati to Manas
Day 03: Manas
Day 04: Manas
Day 05: Manas to Cherrapunjee
Day 06: Cherrapunjee
Day 07: Cherrapunjee to Guwahati