Manas National Park

Things to do in Manas National Park

Manas national park in a glance :

Coordinates: 26.6594° N, 91.0011° E

State: Assam

Manas national park is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam.

How to Reach Manas National Park:

By Air :

The nearest airport is at Guwahati which is at a distance of 176 km.

By Rail :

Barpeta Road is the nearest railhead to Manas National Park which is at 32 km.

By Road :

Manas is well connected and well maintained to all major cities of Assam by road.

Places to visit in Manas national park

Bansbari tea plantations :

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You can see tea pickers going about their job in groups during the tea season. Best time to see activity is October till the first week of December and again from mid-March onwards.

Book your camping and river rafting in Rishikesh here.

Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society :

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The Bodo tribe, indigenous to Assam, have a rich culture of textile, handloom and music. The local Bodo villagers have set up their Eco-tourism Society in the National Park.

Book your adventure camping in Kanatal here.

Manas National Park :

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One of the very few National Parks of India which has been given the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, Manas National Park definitely would be among the best wildlife sanctuaries of India.

Panjang :

Panang is a small town in Bhutan which has a few houses and a few shops. The road to Panbang is a hill road with some beautiful views of the river.

Summer Palace of the King of Bhutan :

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The summer palace of the King of Bhutan lies beyond the bend of the Manas River. You need to hire a boat to cross over to the Bhutan side (take prior permission) and stroll about a kilometre to get to the summer palace for the Bhutan king, which is guarded by a solitary watchman.

Book your adventure in Shoghi camping experience here.

What to eat :

You can get food in the Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society camps. All meals are served here and the cuisine is local. The local cuisine uses rice and fresh vegetables. Pork, chicken and fish are common, as the Bodos traditionally are non-vegetarians. While you are there do try the favourite drink of the Bodos – a rice-wine named ‘Zu Mai’. The forest department guest houses also provide food at reasonable rates.


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