The Orang National Park Assam- An Overview and Visitors’ Information.

Looking forward to visit the beautiful state of Assam? The Orang National Park is one place you should visit. A wildlife sanctuary at Assam, it is the home to a number of animals, birds and reptiles. This article tells you more about this National Park and also provides you with some valuable visitors’ information.

The Orang National Park, Assam is one of the popular tourist destinations of Assam. It is located on the North Bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam in India. Popularly known as the mini Kaziranga National Park, The Orang National Park was established as a wildlife sanctuary in Assam in 1985 and declared as a National Park on in the year 1999. The park is the home to various wild animals like elephants, tigers, wild boars etc and a major area of the park is covered by grasslands, swamps and deciduous forests.

Things to see at The Orang National Park

The Orang National Park contains a significant number of breeding mammalian species the most dominant of which is the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros (68 nos.). Other key species sharing the habitat are The Royal Bengal Tiger (19 nos.), Asiatic Elephant, Pygmy Hog, Hog Deer and the Wild Boar. Some other animals at the Orang National Park which attract attention are Gangetic Dolphin, Indian Pangolin and the Indian Rock Python. More than 50 species of fish are recorded to be present at the rivers and channels flowing through the park.

The Orang National Park is also home to a number of domestic and migratory birds and reptiles. About 222 species of birds have been recorded till date which include The Great White Pelican, Black Necked stork, Kingfisher, Woodpecker to name some. The most threatened Bengal Pelican as well as migratory birds like American White Pelicans have been present at the park. Among reptiles about seven species of turtles and tortoises share the habitat of this national park and snakes like pythons and cobras can also be seen.

How to Reach Orang National Park?

The Orang National Park is well connected by road, rail and air links. Transportation facilities to The Orang National Park like bus, taxi and other reserved or shared taxis are available throughout the day from Tezpur, Assam. The nearest railhead and airport is at Salonibari. So taking a train to reach the park is also an option worth considering.

October to April is the best season to visit the Orang National Park. Advanced authorization of the Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi is essential to visit the park.

Contact Information Regarding The Orang National Park:

Divisional Forest Officer, Mangaldoi : 03713-230022

Tourist Information Officer, Guwahati: : +91-361-2544474/2547102/2542748

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