Manas Tour Packages

There are national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, etc. but what if we tell you that there is one wildlife region which is one-stop-shop for all these categories? 

Welcome to the Manas National Park in Assam which holds the distinction of being the only place to be a biosphere reserve, a natural heritage site, Project Tiger Reserve, and Project Elephant Reserve all at the same time.

Situated in the western region of Assam in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Manas National Park tour features vast grasslands with exceptional scenic splendor and is home to more than twenty endangered animal species including the last remaining population of Pygmy Hogs. The river Manas, which rises in Bhutan and flows through the park, is responsible for the park's name. 

So, if you too are planning to book Manas vacation trips, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.

Top Places to See in Manas National Park

 

Bhutan Border
Manas National Park travel guide takes you to the borders of Bhutan, as the biosphere shares its boundaries with the neighboring country. This inculcates a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural and natural heritage of both countries. Visit the Indo-Bhutan border and witness the confluence of two distinct ecosystems. The border area is often frequented by wildlife, presenting excellent opportunities for spotting rare species.

Mathanguri Forest Camp
Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Manas, Mathanguri Forest Camp serves as an ideal base for exploring the park's wilderness. Set against the backdrop of pristine forests and rolling hills, this campsite offers a tranquil retreat for nature enthusiasts. From here, embark on thrilling jungle safaris to witness the diverse wildlife, including the majestic Bengal tiger and elusive Indian rhinoceros. See if a stay in this camp is included in your Manas holiday deals. 

Manas Orchid Sanctuary
While you set out on Manas National Park tour, you will come across a hidden gem with in the national park called the Manas Orchid Sanctuary. Trek through lush orchid-laden trails and marvel at the exquisite beauty of rare and endemic orchid species. The sanctuary also boasts a diverse range of plant life, including medicinal herbs and aromatic shrubs, making it a haven for botanical enthusiasts.

Bansbari Range
Experience the wilderness up close at Bansbari Range, one of the prime zones for wildlife sighting in Manas National Park. Embark on jeep safaris or guided nature walks through the dense forests of Bansbari to encounter rare species of birds, butterflies, and mammals. The tranquil surroundings and panoramic vistas make it an unforgettable destination for nature lovers.

Things to Do in Manas

 

Enjoy a Thrilling Jungle Safari
This is the first and an obvious thing to do when visiting any wildlife sanctuary. At Manas, you have the leisure to choose between a thrilling jeep safari and an exciting Elephant safari. Both ways, you get to explore the deep jungles of the park while sighting some of the most exquisite and rare wildlife species. However, one advantage with Elephant safari is that it allows to travel even the most rugged part of the jungle where the jeep cannot go. 

Experience the Fun of River Rafting 
Manas River is not only the lifeline of the national park but also is a tourist hotspot for adventurous river rafting expeditions. While crossing the many rapids of the river on a 35kms journey, you get the opportunity to sight over 400 different species of birds that call the park their home. Adding this is a must to every Manas vacation trips. 

Indulge in Cultural Expeditions
The sanctuary is home to local Bodo villages where small indigenous communities of Ghatigaon and Ragu Bil staying in harmony. If you are lucky, you can join them in their music and dance sessions. Engage with the indigenous communities residing near Manas National Park to gain insights into their traditional way of life. Participate in cultural exchanges, attend tribal performances, and visit local handicraft markets to support sustainable tourism initiatives and foster cross-cultural understanding.

Tips to Make the Best of Manas Holiday Deals

 

To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:

Respect Local Culture
Manas national park houses a small community of village tribals who are not really associated with the modern terms of world’s functioning. They abide by their local cultural ethics and expect the same from visitors arriving there. 

Pack Smartly
A lot of walking might be a part of your Manas vacation trips, so along with comfortable wear, make sure to pack sturdy and comfortable shoes. 

Plan a Budget and Stick to It
Some of the best ways to make sure you don’t go beyond your planned budget for the trip are by opting for budget-friendly stays in Manas and considering local transportation for a more authentic experience. When you book your Assam tour packages with Kiomoi you can expect a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From cozy guesthouses to homestays run by local families, there's something for everyone.

Experience Local Vibe
One of the best ways to know a place is by immersing yourself in the local lifestyle. So, take out time to cover as many top places to see in Manas national park as possible during your stay, try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and interact with locals to get a true sense of the destination.

Stay Informed and Be Safe
Kiomoi always advises its guests to stay updated on any travel advisories or safety concerns for their destination. Additionally, it is always recommended to follow some basic safety steps, such as being aware of your surroundings to ensure safety and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

Important Details About Manas National Park Travel Guide

 

Best Time to Visit Manas
The best time to visit Manas National Park is during the dry season, which extends from October to April. During this period, the weather remains pleasant, and the park's wildlife is more active, making it ideal for wildlife sightings and safaris.

Best Way to Reach Manas

By Air: The nearest airport to Manas National Park is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, which is well-connected to major cities in India.

By Road: Manas National Park is well-connected by roadways, and buses, taxis, and private vehicles are available from nearby cities like Guwahati, Tezpur, and Barpeta.

By Rail: While the nearest railway station to Manas National Park is Barpeta Road Railway Station, located about 40kms away, the Guwahati Railway Station is a more convenient option as it has a better connectivity to major cities across India.

Best Places to Stay in Manas National Park

 

An extensive Manas national park travel guide would highlight several stay options that would fit the budget for every kind of traveler. Some recommended examples include the Bansbari Lodge, Wild Mahseer Lodge and, Eco Camp Manas, all offering a blend of comfort and wilderness experience. 

Best Safari Routes in Manas National Park
The Mathanguri Safari Route, the Bhuyanpara Safari Routeand, the Bansbari Safari Routeare the three main safari routes you will find in your Manas holiday deals. While Mathanguri route will take you through dense forests, grasslands, and riverbanks, offering sightings of Bengal tigers and Indian rhinoce rose, the Bhuyanpara and Bansbariroutestraverse grassy plains and bamboo forests, providing glimpses of rare species like golden langurs. 
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