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Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of those places which boast of a rich collection of flora and fauna, many of them endangered. It is one of the few remaining protected sites in the Endemic Bird Area of the Assamese Plains.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a river island national park and one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world. This National Park is situated 12 km north of Tinsukia in Assam. Of the seven parts of the park, one is a wetland and the rest is mainly covered with grasslands and dense forest. Animal life to be viewed in their natural habitat includes royal Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbons and leopards, it is also home to some restricted-range species, such as the White-winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Lesser Adjutant Stork, spotted-billed Pelican, White-bellied Heron, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Jerdon's Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill and Striated Grassbird. Marsh Babbler, Swamp Prinia and Yellow Weaver.
There are no roads and hence no jungle safari or elephant rides for roaming in the park, so you can explore the park only by trekking, although boat service is available which can take you to various spots. Guijan Ghat and Saikhowa Ghat are the national park's entry points.
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Easily accessible. Free from commercial clutter.
Limited food joints. The roads are not very well maintained.
This is an ideal destination to spend a peaceful vacation. It is a perfect place for family get-togethers and to unwind away from the city life. It serves as an excellent place for bird watching as it houses countless varieties. Wildlife photographers, nature lovers and bird watchers should visit this place.
Dibrugarh and Tinsukia are both major provincial cities in the state of Assam. To reach the park, Tinsukia is closest, and from there you can hire a cab or an auto rickshaw. (Read More)