Dibru-saikhowa National Park

Located on the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River, the Dibru-saikhowa National Park is one of the major wildlife sanctuaries in the state of Assam. Located in the Tinsukia district of the state, the park has a total area of around 350 sq. km. The park has a dense forest cover and is bounded by three rivers. While in the north lies the Lohit River, and the Brahmaputra River, in the south lies the river of Dibru. While the park was initially set up to protect some rare varieties of birds, it is also home to a large number of animals, many of which are endangered.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit the national park here is during the months between October and January. The temperature is quite comfortable and you will not be hindered by rainfall.

When to visit

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

Dibru-saikhowa National Park is one of the places you must visit if you are interested in wildlife. The park is famous for the different species of animals that can be seen roaming around in the protected area of the sanctuary. Some of the major animals in the sanctuary here are Royal Bengal Tiger, Clouded Leopard, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Pig Tailed Macaque, Sloth Bear, Dhole, Leopard, Small Indian Civet, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Gangetic Dolphin, Slow Loris, Hog Deer, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hollock Gibbon, Chinese Pangolin, Assamese Macaque, Asian Elephant, Sambhar, barking Deer, Asiatic Water Buffalo, and Feral Horses. In all, there are 36 different varieties of animals that can be seen in the national park of Dibru-saikhowa. The park is also rich is reptilian life form. Several types of monitor lizards, turtles, and snakes can be seen here. While the animal population here is quite diverse, no less so is the avian population. The park is host to a large varieties of birds, both local and migratory. Some of the birds that you can spot here are Great Grebe, Greater Adjutant Stork, March Babbler, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Indian Shag, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Grey Heron, Large Whistling Teal, Purple Heron, Yellow Bittern, Open bill Stork, Pale Capped Pigeon, Black Stork, Graylag Goose, Common Pintail, Night Heron, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle, Spot Billed Pelican, White Winged Duck, Great Pied Hornbill, Bear's Pochard, Griffon Vulture, Greater Spotted Eagle, Bengal Florican, Jardon's Babbler, and Black Breasted Parrot bill.

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

Guijan Forest I.B., which is located just outside the park is the ideal place to stay in if you are making a trip to the national park here. The rent is quite reasonable and you will be located quite near the park.  If you are looking for hotels, there are several in the surrounding region.

How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Mohanbari. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The distance between Guwahati and Manas National Park is around 40 km.
  • The nearest important railway station is at Dibrugarh. The rail station at Dibrugarh is connected to the station in Guwahati and the other statin across the state and the country. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • The national park is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Tinsukia and Dibru-saikhowa National Park. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you directly to the National Park. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. Buses run by the Assam State Transport Corporation make regular trips to the park. The distance between Tinsukia and Manas National Park is around 88 km. It is connected to the different parts of the state by National Highway 37. Tinsukia is a 7 hours drive from Guwahati and can cost about 7 hours.

Surrounding Attractions

The Bell Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the popular sights to see around her. Devotees tie bell on the branches of the tree. The town of Digboi is quite nearby. It is the first town in Asia where oil has been mined. Tameswari Temple in Sadiya is another popular tourist spot.

The state capital of Guwahati is 7 hours away. The temples of Kamakhya temple, the kaziranga sanctuary, the Assam state zoo are some of the must visit destinations.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire Brigade: 101

Hospital: 102