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Location: Assam, India
Nearest Access: Tinsukia
Wildlife Found: Tiger, Leopard, Dolphins
Coverage Area: 650-sq-kms
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Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the biodiversity hot spots situated in the south bank of the river Brahmaputra in the extreme east of Assam state in India. Biogeographically the area exhibits the properties of both the Indian and malayan sub regions and represents the North Eastern India-Brahmaputra valley Biogeographical province(9A).

Dibru-Saikhowa is among the most vibrant wildness on earth and is also distinct for her pristine scenic beauty.
Situated in the flood plan of Brahmaputra, Dibru-Saikhowa is a safe haven for many extremly rare and endangered species of wild life.

Flora and Fauna - The forest type of Dibru-Saikhowa comprises of semievergreen forests,deciduos forests, littoral and swamp forests and patches of wet evergreen forests. The National Park is having about 35.84% moist mixed forests, 9.50% degraded forests and 21.25% grassland. Main tree species of the area are Salix tetrasperma, Bischofia javanica, Dillenia indica, Bombax ceiba,Terminalia myriocarpa, Lagerstroemia parviflora,Mesua ferrea, Dalbergia sissoo, Ficus spp. etc. are some of the species of the orchid flora of Dibru-Saikhowa. Arundo donax,Imperata cylindrica,Phragmaties karka,Erianthus ravanea, Saccharum spp. are dominant species of grasses in the Natioal Park.

The avi fauna of Dibru-Saikhowa includes Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Great Grebe, Indian Shag,Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Night Heron,Yellow Bittern,Openbill Stork, Black Stork, Large Whisstling Teal, Greylag Groose,Common Pintail, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle,Spot Billed Pelican, White Winged Duck, Bear's Poachard, Greater Spotted Eagle, Bengal Florican, Pale Capped Pigon, Great Pied Hornbill, March Babbler, Jardon's Babbler, Black Breasted Parrotbill etc.

Major Wildlife Attractions - A total 36 species of mammals have so far been recorded from the Dibru-Saikhowa, of which 12 are listed in the schedule 1 of Wild life(Protection) Act 1972. The mammalian species of Dibru-Saikhowa includes - Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear, Dhole, Small Indian Civet, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Chinese Pangolin, Gangetic Dolphin, Slow Loris, Pig Tailed Macaque,Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hollock Gibbon, Asian Elephant, Wild Boar,Samber, Hog Deer, barking Deer, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Feral Horses etc.

Other Attraction in - The Dibru-Saikhowa is equally rich and diver in herpeto fauna. 2 species of Monitor Lizards, 8 species of Turtles and 8 species of Snakes have so far been recorded from the Dibru-Saikhowa. 62 different species of fishes and more than 350 species of birds have also been recorded from the Dibru-Saikhowa.

The Dibru- Saikhowa National Park, Assam is also an ideal place for various adventure sports. The rugged landscape of the forest is ideal for trekking and mountain hiking trips. Wildlife safari trips are also arranged to the national park. The wildlife safaris are popular among the Assam wildlife tours. There are also provisions for camping in the national park.

Best Time to Visit - Ideal timet is between the months of November and April when the weather is pleasant.

How to Get there

Air: Dibrugarh is the nearest airport which is about 40km away from Tinsukia Town.

Rail : Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is well connected by trains as well.

Road : Distance from Tinsukia to Guijan and Dhola entry point is about 10km and 50km respectively. Buses, Taxies and Autorickshaws are available at Tinsukia.

General Info / Tips
Dibru Saikhowa enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with a hot and wet summur and cool and usually dry winter. The annual rainfall ranges from 2300 mm to 3800 mm. The main rainy months are June,July, August,September. The annual temperature of the area ranges from 7° C to 34° C where June,July and August are the hottest while December and January are the coolest months.

For any information about Dibru-Saikhowa National Park please contact:

Divisional Forest Officer
Wild life Division, Tinsukia
P.O./Dist. Tinsukia(Assam)
Phone : 0374-331472(O) 333082(R)


 
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