This winter, get your tiger fix

Published: Oct 25, 2012, 08:15 IST | The Feature Team

Few adventurers and nature lovers from this side of the planet look at Manas National Park in Assam for their wanderlust fix.

 

Located amid th foothills of the eastern Himalayas, the park is the only tiger reserve of its kind in all of the North East, and contains the highest number of protected endangered species including 55 mammals like the Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Clouded Leopard. 
 
 
There are over 450 species of birds including the threatened Bengal Florican, Great Pied and Wreathed Hornbill, Common Green Magpie, Jerdon’s Baza and Collard Falconet. This park has an amazing diversity of butterflies and orchids too.
 
A second trip, to Sunderbans offers one the chance to experience India’s mangrove forests, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, as well as the Saltwater Crocodile and the Water Monitor Lizard.
 

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