Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : 3-4 hours
Entry Fee : Free
Often referred to as the “One-man forest”, MolaiForest is a famous forest on Majuli Island in Jorhat, Assam. It is named after Jadav Payeng, a forestry worker and environmental activist. When the forest was abandoned by the forestry division of Golaghat District in 1983, Jadav single-handedly put in 30 years of effort into making this a full-fledged 1360-acre forest reserve which has also been the site for a number of documentaries and films.
Molai Forest is located on the banks of River Brahmaputra and is home to Indian Tigers, Indian Rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, rabbits, a number of apes and a variety of birds including vultures. Around 100 elephants visit this forest annually and stay for 6 months, giving around 10 claves in this forest. As for flora, this forest has a number of trees including Arjun, Pride of India, valcol, silk trees, cotton trees, Delonix Regia, moj, bamboo and royal poinciana. Visitors can spend quality time here by taking pictures of the beautiful scenery of this forest or taking a forest trek around this river island. All in all, this attraction is definitely worth a visit for those who want to take in the aura and essence of a pure man-made forest.
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