Declared as world heritage in 1985, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a Project Tiger reserve. Situated in Assam, it is stretched over 2837 square kilometers and consists of predominantly low-lying sal forests and grasslands. It is the southern part of Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. It was originally known as North Kamrup and was first declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1928. It has made up a list of 'World Heritage in Danger'sites. Besides the tigers (second largest population in India), this national park is also famous for housing the rare species of golden langur and red pandas. Other species that one can discern here is elephant, rhinoceros, swamp deer, Gaur, leopards, golden cats, pangolins, fishing cats, pygmy hogs and leopards.
The Kamrup or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the foot of the Himalayas in Kamrup district on the banks of river Manas in Assam westerm. The dense, evergreen and wet deciduous forest region is best suited for wildlife was established in 1928. has an area of 391 square km. It can accommodate a diversity of wildlife, such as the Indian elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, golden langur, midget hogs, black bear, bison and deer. By noticing damage and population decline in some animals, the Indian and Assam state governments are jointly implemented a plan for rehabilitation, and now it is going on successfully. The park authorities and local villagers gives helping hand to progress in work.
In addition to the terrestrial wildlife, there are more than 450 species of birds including the great pied Hornbills and Bengal floricans. Manas National Park is 176 km from Guwahati, the main city in Assam. Elephant ride at dawn is the best way to see the wildlife in the park on boat rides at Manas and Hakua rivers, allowing you to see animals and birds that gather around these rivers for drinking water tight. The best season to visit this national park is from October to April, and Monsoon, usually around June-September, should be avoided as the park becomes flooded during the time, and even the animals and birds that are hiding in a safer and dark places in the park. Situated between the foothills of Bhutan Himalayas, Manas National Park is currently threatened by deforestation, poaching and rebellion.