Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the Sonitpur District of Assam, Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary stands over about 44 sq. km. of land, and is located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra. This sanctuary was initially a reserved forest. It was declared as one in 1974, until it got elevated to the position of a sanctuary in 1995. This sanctuary is home to many migratory birds, as well as a large and diverse animal population calls this sanctuary home, including the highly endangered One-Horned Rhinoceros. Beautiful, scenic, quiet, and lush, this is an ideal retreat for nature-lovers. For those who like peace, serenity, exploration, and wildlife, the sanctuary has proven to be an ideal retreat.

Burachapori is wonderland to bird-watchers. The Bengal Florican is found all over the sanctuary, and spotting one of these birds is reason enough to visit. There are quite a few migratory birds which fly down to the sanctuary. Ferruginous duck, Large Whistling Teal, and the Spot Bill are just some of the birds which can be spotted here. A bird-watching tour for amateurs as well as ornithologists should be on the list for anyone visiting the sanctuary.

The grounds are also home to a wide variety of animals and reptiles. The Royal Bengal Tiger is hard to spot, because of its decreasing population, but once spotted, this majestic cat is well worth the effort. You should also be on the lookout for the one horned rhinoceros. The Asiatic buffalo is also one of the many animals which attract tourists to this sanctuary, and the wild-boar, the civet cat, the barking deer, as well elephants and the hog deer can be seen on one of the wild life tours around the sprawling grounds.

Travel Tips

If you’re going off to visit a wildlife sanctuary, certain basics such as a torch, binoculars, a small first-aid kit, some batteries and sturdy shoes are a must.

Carry mosquito repellents as well, and carry hassle-free, cotton clothes with yourself.

The best time to visit this sanctuary is between November to March, and although it will not exactly be freezing, carry some light-weight warm clothes in order to be prepared for unexpected bursts of cold.

If you have allergies or other health conditions, make sure you have your medications at hand while on tour in the sanctuary.

When to visit

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  • 23.4° Max
  • 11.0° Min
  • 16.7 mm
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Things to do

The turbulent and majestic Brahmaputra River is also another attraction for this sanctuary. The beach-side, at the edge of the sanctuary, is scenic, and one can behold the force and the beauty of this river. The sand-bank is tucked away near the edge of the sanctuary, and is ideal for a nice, leisurely picnic.

A few days at the sanctuary is a must for those who want to absorb in the natural beauty of the place. Early tours during the mornings for the purpose of bird-watching and animal-spotting are recommended, and at night, the sanctuary echoes with the sounds of the nocturnal animals, out for a hunt. The sanctuary houses the Royal Bengal Tiger, the One-horned Rhino as well as the Bengal Florican, all of which are at different levels of endangerment. Spotting these beautiful creatures is worth a visit, to truly appreciate their beauty, and the loss the world would face, if they became extinct.

Getting Around

Getting around the place is quite easy. The public transport system is quite developed. There are regular buses that connect the place to the nearby cities and towns. Hiking is another very good way to explore the various places. You can also hire cars or rent taxis to take you around. Cars can be rented from the local tourist agencies or rental car services.

Places to Stay

High range hotels in Tezpur are there where one can try out, while visiting Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary. The hotels are very nice and spacious. The rooms are clean, and there is dining facility available, as well as internet access, and other amenities. They have suites available too. 

Mid range hotels has their decent rates and a decent living experience, which are alos recommended for the visitors.The rooms are clean and comfortable, and you can select the amenities according to your budget and requirements.

For low range hotels one has to spend as little as possible on accommodation. The rooms are clean and safe. Leaving the bulk luggage in a room in this hotel and carrying basic amenities while going off the the Burachapori Sanctuary is ideal.


How to Reach

  • The Salonibari Airport, from Tezpur, is about 30 kilometers away from the sanctuary, and there are cars and buses at the airport which will take you to Burachapori.
  • Rangapara is the nearest station to this sanctuary. It is about 60 kilometers away from Bhalukpong, which is located in the Sonitpur district. From there, a car or a bus will take you to the sanctuary.
  • Cars and buses play from almost all the major cities around Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary. It is about 160 kilometers away from Guwahati. It is closest to Tezpur, and many private cars as well as tourism buses ply from Tezpur to the sanctuary. It is 180 kilometers away from Jorhat, and about 40 kilometers away from Nagaon.

Surrounding Attractions

The Laokhowa Sanctuary at Nagaon is very close, and is worth a visit. The flora and fauna of the Burachapori Sanctuary matches that of Laokhowa quite a bit. The Nameri National Park in the Sonitpur District is also quite beautiful, as is the Sonai-Rupai Sanctuary in the Tezpur district. The former is a brilliant Elephant reserve and once can also spot the Sambhar, as well as the Dhole in this large national park.

Emergency No.

Divisional Forest Officer of the Dolabari Wildlife Division: 03671-272237

State Control Room, Dispur: 1070 (Toll- Free)
0361-2237219/2237460 (LandLine Nos)

Medical emergency: 108