30 Famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in North East India

Lined up with the mighty and majestic Himalayan ranges and Brahmaputra River, the North-Eastern Part of India profusewith plenty of natural resources and wildlife. The eight sister states of North East India namely Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripuraare like the center of attraction for nature lovers to have a lifelong memorable trip. The area covered with richflora and fauna invitestravel enthusiasts to fall in love with nature.

Due to the rich forest coverage area andpleasantatmosphere for wildlife,North East Indiais home to anuncountable numberof wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.Here we can spot many endangered and rareanimal species, birds, reptiles, etc many.Those whowant to explore India’s rich wildlife, theymust step in North East India to experience it.For them, here North East India’s notable wildlife sanctuaries and parks were placed below. So you can pick the best of them to explore.

1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park in Assam is quite popular for its enormous endangered animal species population.Especially here 2/3rdpopulation of one-horned Rhinoceros in the world getting shelter and also this national park is a well-knowntiger reserve in holding a great number of tigers population.The thick forests andflowing riversof Kazirangamake a shelter to rich wildlife and flora. In addition to these, here you can spot Wild water Buffalo, Swamp deer, Asian Elephant, Indian mongoose, Bengal fox, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : Mid-October to March
  • Entry Fee : 100/- for Indians, 650/- for Foreigners
  • Elephant Safaris : 900/- for Indians and 1950/- for Foreigners
  • Still Camera : 100/- for Indians and 200/- for Foreigners.

2. Manas National Park, Assam

Manas National park settled at the foothills of the Himalayas and flourished with rich flora is a great home to many endangered species like Golden langur, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, and Red panda. This National Park holds a Project Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve and alsothe park ranked second place in India for its tiger population.The forested hills, tropical evergreen forests, and alluvial grasslands of the park enrich the wildlife and biodiversity.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to April
  • Entry Fee : 20/- for Indians and 250/- for Foreigners
  • Jeep Safari : 300/- per head
  • Still Camera : 50/- for Indians and 500/- for Indians

3. Namdapha National Park, Itanagar

North-East India’s largest and country’s third-largest National Park, Namdapha is a rich and wealthy national park providing shelter to many endangered animal species. The Park located on the banks of the Noa-Dihing river and surrounded by mighty peaks seem to scenic and enthusiastic. The major attraction of the park is its four species of the cat family namely Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, and tiger. Moreover, bird species like Indian hornbills, Jungle fowls, Blue-naped pittas, Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, etc entertains bird lovers.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to February
  • Entry Fee : 50/- for Indians and 350/- for Foreigners
  • Safari : 100/- per head
  • Still Camera : 75/- per head

4. Nameri National Park, Assam

Nameri National Park is a perfect place to witness the wildlife along with many interesting adventurous activities.The National Park is home to many endangered animal species, birds, and fishes. Especially, the Elephant reserve and bird species in this national park are the key attractions. Other than these, tigers, leopards, sambars, dholes, Himalayan black bears, etc are getting preserved here. For safaris and adventurous activities such as water rafting, swimming, fishing, Nameri National Park is an ideal place to enjoy.

  • Best Time to Visit :November to March
  • Entry Fee : 20/- for Indians and 250/- for Foreigners
  • Still Camera : 50/- for Indians and 500/- for Foreigners
  • Boat Rides : 350/- for Indians and 550/- for Foreigners

5. Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam

A famous river island national park and 19th biodiversity hotspots of the world, DibruSaikhowa National Park is one of the best-known national parks in Assam. The National Park is quite popular for its rich flora and fauna, which were most of the endangered species. To conserve the rare white-winged wood duck, the park was established as Reservelater it was declared as National Park for being a shelter to many animal species. Here you can spot wild horse, water buffalo, langur, Bengal tiger, leopards, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to April
  • Entry Fee : 100/- for Indians and 500/- for Foreigners

6. Nokrek National Park, Tura

A famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of North-East India, Nokrek National Park is blessed with a rich biosphere comprised of beautiful landscapes, forests, hills, rivers, and wealthy flora and fauna. For nature enthusiasts, Nokrek is true heaven. Asian Elephant, tigers, Red Panda, marbled cat, tailed macaque, etc are the major attractions of Nokrek wildlife. Near this park, the Siju Bird Sanctuary and Siju Cave are the important places to visit.

  • Best Time to Visit : Summers and winters
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

7. Orang National Park, Darang

Nestled on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, Orang National Park is a great asset of wildlife preservation in Darang. The National Park is a great home to a wide variety of animal, bird, and fish species. Orang is the name for its Rhinoceros conservation, particularly you can find the Great Indian Rhinoceros in a large number. Apart from the rhinos, you can spot Bengal tigers, leopards, civets, Indian fox, Elephant, wild boar, Bengal porcupine,etc, and bird species such as Kingfishers, woodpeckers, fishing eagles, white pelicansare alsothe key attractions of the park.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to April
  • Entry Fee : 20/- for Indians and 250/- for Foreigners

8. Marat Longri National Park, Diphu

In Diphu, Marat Longri National Park located near the Botanical Gardens and the Arboretum is a huge park spreading over 451sqkms but it is an underdeveloped national park. Even though, it is an important national park for its 4 reserves and home to many kinds of animal species like mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. The major wildlife you can spot here is Royal Bengal Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, Asiatic Elephant, Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Pangolin, Leopards, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to March
  • Entry Fee : 10/- per head

9. Balpakram National Park, Tura

Balpakram means “the land of perpetual winds”, it is a famous national park in North-East India having great prominence mythologically and scientifically. Located above 3,000ft above the sea level near Garo Hills offers fantastic views and sceneries. The Park is home to many endangered animal species and flora. Red Panda, water buffalo, eight species of cat, elephant, Indian Bison, etc and also bird species such as Red Jungle fowl, Long-tailed Broadbill, Burmese Roller, hornbills, etc are the major attractions of wildlife. Especially, the park is very famous for its rare medicinal herbs too.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to March
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

10. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Guwahati

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular reserve of One-horned Rhinoceros and varied bird species. The population of Rhinos in the Sanctuary holds the largest number throughout the world. The marshlands and environment of the park suits for Rhinos habitation that’s why here the count is larger. Besides, the bird species in the park is another attraction. Nearly 190 bird species are getting shelter and many are endangered species. Lesser Adjutant, Spot-billed Pelican, White-bellied Heron, Swamp Francolin, etc are the popular bird species of the sanctuary. For its massive bird species, Pobitora is also known as “Bharatpur of the East”.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to February
  • Entry Fee : 50/- for Indians and 500/- for Foreigners
  • Jeep Safari : 1,3000 per head

11. Sirohi National Park, Imphal

Sirohi National Park, located close to the India-Myanmar border seems to be small in size but its greenery and the presence of the park make everyone fall in love. The National Park is home to numerous floweringplants and rich flora. Its natural habitat flower “Sirohi Lily” is the main key attraction of the park. Throughout the world, it blossoms here only.Moreover, Sirohi Peak, the panoramic beauty of the valley,varied animal species, etcdrags nature enthusiasts to visit the Park.To witness the utmost beauty of the Park with exotic flowers means, you have to visit during May and June.

  • Best Time to Visit : May and June
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

12. KeibulLamjao National Park, Imphal

The very interesting and unique plot of the park is, it is a one and only floating national park throughout the world located amid the waters of Loktak Lake. Keibul’s ecosystem of aquatic, wetland and terrestrial offers shelter to different species of mammals, reptiles, and birds. But the major attraction of the park is an endangered Deer species known as Brow Antlered Deer or Dancing Deer. To preserve the population of this Deer the park was formed. Other famous animal species can be seen here like the blue-crested lizard, rat snake, python, and birds like kingfishers, cranes, spot-bill duck, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : October and March
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

13. Bison (Rajbari) National Park, Tripura

Bison National Park which is a part of the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular national parks in India. Its rich biodiversity and greenery fields make a perfect home for Bisons (Indian Gaur). Bison reserve in the park strives for the habitation of Bisons. Along with Bisons, you can spot here Golden langurs, pheasants, deer, wild cats, leopards, and other some bird species. In addition to these, the flora of the park with four different types of forestsis also a key attraction.

  • Best Time to Visit : Throughout the year
  • Entry Fee : 10/- per head

14. Mouling National Park, Yingkiong

In Yingkiong, Moulingis an isolated national park and it was named after the mountain peak “Mouling”. For adventure thrillers, Moulingnational park is a perfect choicewhere you can go for trekking, rafting, and angling. Here you can spot many wildlife animals such as tigers,leopards, red panda, panthers, hog deer, python, barking deer, sambar deer, etc. The problem with this park is very far fromtowns and communication is also very poor.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to February
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

15. Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Jorhat

As the name depicts, Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous habitat of hoolock gibbon. The sanctuary is a little bit enclosed and isolated, maybe due to the reason here you can see nearly 40 species of hoolock gibbons. The Sanctuary encircled by the Brahmaputra River and lush greenery favors many animal species to get home. Apart from gibbons, pigtail macaque, stump-tailed macaque, capped langur, elephant, etc, are the other animals that can be seen here.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to March
  • Entry Fee : 50/- for Indians and 500/- for Foreigners
  • Still Camera : 500/- per head

16. Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Tinsukia

A very small sanctuary covering an area of 7.22sqkms, Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoniis a lovely place for nature lovers. In shortcut, it is called BBP actually it is a combination of three forests Bherjan, Borjan, and Padumoni. Even though it is small but its atmosphere and lush green vegetation grab tourists to visit the sanctuary. Here you can spot various animal species like hare, deer, panther, macaque, leopard, capped langur, rhesus monkey, gibbon, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : Throughout the year except formonsoons
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee for Indians but foreigners to pay some

17. Bardoibum-Beelmukh Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhemaji

Bardoibum-Beelmukh is a small and beautiful wildlife sanctuary, which is specifically formed to preserve the migratory and endangered bird species. In 1996, this sanctuary was formed sharing the area between Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts. Nearly 181 bird species are getting shelter in this sanctuary. Indian shag, Greater adjutant strok, littlegrebe, Cotton teal, are some common birds appear here. Some wild animalslike tiger, elephant, deer, etcwill also be spotted here.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to March

18. Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tinsukia

If you are a bird lover, then DehingPatkai Wildlife Sanctuary is the right choice for you to explore numerous bird species. This wildlife sanctuary is home to many rare and endangered 293 bird species. During winters, many migratory birds from Russia and other places make the sanctuary rush with beautiful birds. Along with the birds, the sanctuary is home to Asiatic elephant, pig-tailed macaque, Black Panther, tiger, black bear, clouded leopard, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : September to March

19. Yangoupokpi Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandel

Yangoupokpi-Lokchao is a famous wildlife sanctuary, which is an Important Bird Area (IBA) in Manipur. This wildlife sanctuary covers a total area of 185sqkms and being home to various species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fishes. The major attraction of this IBA is its endangered Green Peafowl. This bird species was almost extinct but here we can spot it. Another side attraction of the sanctuary is its seven thick forests giving shelter to tribals. The tribals are completely dependent on this sanctuary.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to April

20. KakoiJana Wildlife Sanctuary, Bongaigaon

Located on the banks of river Aie, KakoiJana wildlife sanctuary is a famous wildlife destination in Bongaigaon. This wildlife sanctuary is home to different species of animals and birds. The major endangered animal species can spot here are leopard, hornbill, stork, golden langur, python, pangolin, etc. Apart from animal species, bird varieties of this sanctuary is also a center of attraction and Kalikapatspring of the sanctuary, which is the major water source for wildlife is another attraction to cover.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to March

21. Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhalukpong

Bordered with rivers Kameng and Pakke, Pakhui wildlife sanctuary favors good life settlement for wildlife with rich resources. The sanctuary was mainly dedicated to preserve the royal Bengal Tiger population. In 2002, Pakke Tiger Reserve was formed to maintain good conditions for the protection of royal Bengal Tigers. Apart from Tiger Reserve, this sanctuary houses 300 species of birds and various animal species. Himalayan Black bear, Barking deer, wild dog, jackal, clouded leopard, jungle cat, wild boar, etc many animals are habituated here.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to April
  • Entry Fee : 40/- for Indians and 500/- for Foreigners 15000/- for Jeep Safari and 40/- for Camera

22. Siju Bird Sanctuary, Baghmara

Siju Bird Sanctuary, nestled near Siju caves and River Simsangis a bird’s paradise to catch beautiful and lovely bird species. In North-East India, Sijuis one of the best bird sanctuaries to witness some of the finest birds such as Grey hornbill, Peacock, Pheasant, swan, Indian bustard, heron, etc. The sanctuary with riverside offers exciting adventurous activities too like river rafting, angling, and fishing.In addition to all these, nature and greeneryof the sanctuary attracts tourists a lot.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to February

23. Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Agartala

Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary is a combination of adventure and knowledge. This wildlife sanctuary houses various species of animals and birds and a Zoo was also part of it. Nearly 150 species of bird species and migratory birds can be spotted in the sanctuary. Not only animals, boating rides, botanical gardens, elephant rides, etc are the major attractions of the sanctuary. Especially, for boating, this sanctuary is quite famous because here we can find numerous lakes. The Zoo in the sanctuary is a great attraction that showcases many endangered animal species.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to February
  • Entry Fee : 10/- per head.

24. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Roing

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, familiarly known as “A real ocean of green paradise on earth” is a unique and pleasant sanctuary with undisputed beauty and wildlife treasure. The sanctuary with rugged mountains, scenic landscapes, natural lakes, rich flora, and fauna and everything seem to be pristine. Due to its abundant natural resources, the sanctuary is home to the various number of species of mammals, reptiles, fishes, and birds. The most common wildlife in the sanctuary we can spot here are tigers, wild pig, Black Panther, leopard, elephant, bear, and birds like hornbills, warblers, flycatchers, pigeons, etc.

  • Best Time to Visit : October to April

25. Gondacherra Wildlife Sanctuary, Agartala

In Agartala, Gondacherrais an untouched wildlife sanctuary with lush greenery and habitation of various animal species.The rich flora and fauna of this sanctuary made it famous as an academic and research center. The major wildlife can be seen here are bison, tigers, wild horses, etcand bird species of this sanctuary is also a key attraction. During winters, a large number of migratory birds and 150 species of native birds will make sanctuary flock with beautiful birds.

  • Best Time to Visit : Septemeber to March

26. Ntangki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kohima

In Nagaland region, Ntangkior Intankiis a well-known wildlife sanctuary for its dense forests and wildlife. The rainforests of the sanctuary habitats varied species of animals, mammals, and birds.Wild buffaloes, tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears, flying squirrels, hoolockgibbon, elephants, etccan be spotted commonly in this sanctuary. For birdwatchers also, this sanctuary is also a perfect choice. Bird species like hornbills, pheasants, and black storks are the famous birds that appear here.

  • Best Time to Visit : November to February

27. DayingEring Wildlife Sanctuary, Pasighat

A journey to this wildlife sanctuary is very interesting and a wonderful one to visit. Because the sanctuary was mostly covered byriver islands and to reach the sanctuary we have to cruise through Siang River only. Due to a favorable ecosystem for bird species,this sanctuary is home to many endangered bird species.Many migratory birds from Siberia and Mongoliavisit the sanctuary every year. Along with birds, animals like elephants sambars, wild buffalo, hog deer, etclives here.

  • Best Time to Visit : September to February

28. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Ziro

In Arunachal Pradesh, Talley Valley in Zirois a worthy visit wildlife sanctuary to witness the subtropical and alpine forests.The Talley Valley is quite famous for its endangered clouded leopards. Here we can find this cat species, which is an important endangered species. The floral wealth of this sanctuary is also a great attraction, here we can spot ferns, orchids, silver fir trees, bamboo, rhododendron, and Pleioblastus, etc.For trekking, this sanctuary is a good choice because it was located at an altitude of 1,200 to 3,000mts. The views of the sanctuary with flowing rivers at altitudes and greenery seem to be lovely.

  • Best Time to Visit : March and April
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

With these top 28 wildlife destinations of North-East India,we can understand how rich the flora and fauna wealth of North-East India. These are a few, but many other national parks and sanctuaries in North East India preserving and promoting wildlife.For nature lovers and adventure seekers, North East India is like a free safari zone to explore a wide range of Indian wildlife.

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