Assam, the gateway to the northeast boasts of a diverse natural heritage. The state houses several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries amongst which the Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary deserves special mention.
Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary covers a moderate expanse of 96 sq. km in Karbi Anglong District of Central Assam. The sanctuary portrays ecological harmony at its best. The idyllic paradise is replete with lush green foliage and laced by cascading rivers and water bodies that gleam like a jewel in a brass setting under the playful saffron sunbeams. Merry twittering birds and wild animals prowling about the place add a romantic charm to the place. Regal elephants and majestic predatory beasts, the magnificent, elegant, swift spotted leopards and the graceful national animal, the Royal Bengal Tiger add to the splendor of the place.
Flora and Fauna:
Karbi Anglong, the home of the Karbi tribe is a personification of nature at its best. Mystic blue hills and icy blue hilly rivers winding their way across a tortuous serpentine path through the hills and the picturesque green valleys with golden paddy fields glowing in the bright early morning sunshine that are nestled among the lofty hills captivate tourists with their divine, celestial beauty.
Merry twittering birds and wild animals prowling about the place add a romantic charm to the place. Regal elephants and majestic predatory beasts, the magnificent, elegant, swift spotted leopards and the graceful national animal, the Royal Bengal Tiger add to the splendor of the place.
Major Wildlife Attractions: Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary
The Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary is home to majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, the imperial wild elephant, the strapping Indian bison and the ferocious Himalayan bear all find pride of place with the sanctuary’s serene premises. Animals commonly found here are elephant, leopard, water buffalo, deer, monitor lizard and pythons. Bird species include great Himalayan hornbill, imperial pigeon, green pigeon, emerald dove, hill partridges, jungle fowl, pheasant, hoopoe, koel, king fisher, storks, herons, pelicans, wood pecker, mynas, yellow bittern and egrets.
Best Time to Visit: Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary
The best time to visit the Sanctuary is between the months of October to March.
How to Get there:
Road: Nearest road head is Diphu and well connected to the other places also.
Rail: Nearest major railhead is at Diphu.
Air: Nearest airport is at Guwahati.
General Info / Tips
The Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary records a high footfall during the pleasant winters.
Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephants, Indian Bison and Himalayan Bear