National Parks of Assam
As of 2021, Assam have 7 National Parks :
- Kaziranga National Park
- Manas National Park
- Nameri National Park
- Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
- Orang National Park
- Raimona National Park
- Dehing Patkai National Park
Kaziranga National Park
- Kaziranga National Park shares its border with the Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam.
- Kaziranga is famous for one-horned rhinoceroses. The Park hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses.
- In 1985, Kaziranga has declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.
- Total area of the National Park is 430 Km2.
- The Park was established as a reserve forest in 1905 and established as National Park in 1974.
- The Kaziranga National park is also home to 25 Globally Threatened and 21 Near Threatened species of birds. So far 480 bird species have been identified and recorded in the Park.
Manas National Park
- Manas National Park is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
- It was declared a National Park in 1990.
- It is also a Tiger Reserve in Assam. It was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1974.
- Total area of the National Park is 500 Km2.
- The park shares its border with Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Bajali districts.
Nameri National Park
- Nameri National Park is located in Sonitpur District.
- The total area of the park is 200 Km2.
- Nameri National Park was declared as Tiger Reserve in the year 1999-2000.
- The most famous white winged wood-duck ( Deo Hanh ) is found here.
- River Jiyabharali flows down through the Nameri National Park.
- It is the second Tiger reserve of Assam after Manas Tiger Reserve.
- It was declared as National Park in 1998.
Dibru - Saikhowa National Park
- In 1999, it was declared as national park.
- The park is famous for Feral horses.
- The Dibru - Saikhowa National Park is a Biosphere Reserve having an area of 340 sq. kms. in Tinsukia district.
- A total 36 species of mammals and above 400 species of birds have so far been recorded from the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
Orang National Park
- Orang National park is the oldest game reserve of Assam.
- It is located in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam.
- It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999.
- It covers an area of 79.28 km2.
Raimona National Park
- The Raimona National Park is located in Kokrajhar district.
- On 9th June, 2021, it became as National Park through an Assam Gazette Notification.
- Raimona National Park is famous for golden langur.
- The park has more than 150 species of butterflies, 170 species of birds, 380 varieties of plants and orchids.
Dehing Patkai National Park
- The Dehing Patkai National Park is located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam.
- The park has covers an area of 231.65 km2.
- On 13th December 2020, Government of Assam declared it as a national park.
- The Dehing Patkai forms the largest stretch of lowland rainforests in India.