Dibru-Saikhowa Travel Guide
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- State: Assam
- Famous for/as: Jungle
Dibru Saikhowa National Park mainly consists of semi wet evergreen forests, cane brakes, grasslands and tropical moist deciduous forests along with some of the most endangered species of the world. Some of the extremely rare species found here include around 300 migratory and endangered avifauna. There are also several species of herbs, shrubs and plants with medicinal properties in the forest.
The other endangered species of animals that are found here include Hoolock gibbon, capped langur, slow loris, water buffalo, tiger, Gangetic river dolphin, etc. While the birds found here include Spot billed pelican, White bellied heron, Pallah's fishing eagle, Pale capped pigeon, Swamp francolin etc., and migratory birds like Geyleg goose, Brahmini duck, Bar-headed goose, pelican, Black stork and others. Earlier the national park was only meant for the protection of White winged wood in its suitable environment, but now the place is also popular for White winged wood duck horses also known by the name of Feral Horses.
Travellers require entry permits to explore the park by using any of the entry points from Guijan Ghat or from Saikhowa Ghat. Visitors have to exit the park before sunset and no picnicking is permitted inside the park. Dibru Saikhowa enjoys a tropical climate with hot summers and cool winters with annual precipitation. The park remains open between the months of November to April.
Travelling to Dibru Saikhowa has been made easy due to the presence of adequate transportation facilities. The nearest airport located to Dibru Saikhowa is Dibrugarh, which is about 40 kilometres from Tinsukia town. It connects different major cities like Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati and Dibrugarh. Dibrugarh also has rail service that connects it with Guwahati. Regular roadways in the form of taxis and buses are available at Tinsukia, which is about 13 kilometres from the place.
- Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
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