Orang National Park Assam

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The Orang National Park, located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam, India, covers an area of 78.81 square kilometres (30.43 sq mi). It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999. It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park (IUCN site) since the two parks have a similar landscape made up of marshes, streams and grasslands and are inhabited by the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.

The climate in the park comprises three seasons namely, summer, monsoon, and winter. The park is subject to subtropical monsoon climate with rainfall precipitation occurring mostly during the period from May to September. The average annual rainfall is 3,000 millimetres

The oldest game reserve of the State just on the northern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 78.80 sq. kms. and an important breeding ground for varieties of Fishes.
           
What you expect to see :

Mammal:Rhinoceros, Tiger, Maljuria Elephants (male elephants in group,), Hog
Deer, Wild Pig, Civet Cat, Porcupine and Gangetic Dolphin.

Birds :222 species of Birds have so far been recorded, some of which are Spot Billed Pelican, White Pelican, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Brahminy Duck, Pintail Duck, Bengal Florican(2nd.highest concentration) etc.

Reptiles : Indian Rock Python, Black Krait, King Cobra, Cobra, Monitor Lizard.

Turtles :Seven species of Turtle and Tortoise.

How to reach :The nearest Airport Salonibari (Tezpur) is 80 kms. and the LGBI Guwahati Airport is 150 kms. The National Park is located 18 kms. south of the N.H. 52 at Dhansirighat and the distance to Mangaldai is 70 kms. and Guwahati is 150 kms.

Where to stay:Satsimalu Rest House - the most sought after accommodation as it provides a vintage point for viewing wildlife and Silbori Rest House at the Range H.Q. A Tourist Lodge located near the entrance to the park managed by the Tourism Department can accommodate 16 people at a time. It has 8 cottages.
The Forest Dormitory is located at the Gate and provides group accommodation
for 40 people, without bedding and food.

Whom to contact for visit:Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, Mangaldai, Darrang, Tel.- 03713- 230022, Range Forest Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Silbori, Tel.- 03712- 282379.

Best season for visit:November to April.

Reaching Orang National Park

Guwahati, Assam to Orang National Park, Sonitpur, Assam (130 Km)


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Cooch Behar, West Bengal to Orang National Park, Sonitpur, Assam (416 Km)


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Shillong, Meghalaya to Orang National Park, Sonitpur, Assam (229 Km)


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