Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Laokhowa Wildlife is one of the most important national parks in the north-eastern part of the country. The park is located on the south bank of River Brahmaputra. With a total area of around 70 sq. km. the park falls within the district of Nagaon in the state of Assam. The marshy land of the forest interspersed by grassland is a favourite haunt of many animals. As a matter of fact, the park is one of the major habitats of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River. The Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary forms a part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of November and April. The temperature is quite comfortable then. You will not be impeded by heavy rainfall. Also, you can expect to catch sight of the migratory birds that come here in winter.

When to visit

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

If you are planning a visit to Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, there are a large number of things that you can feast your eyes on. The park is well-known for the wide variety of animals which are inhabitants of the protected space of the park. The main attraction of the sanctuary here is the Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. This endangered animal is being preserved within the protected territory of the wildlife sanctuary here. Some of the other animals that you are likely to catch a glimpse of while traversing the forest here are Elephant, Hog deer, Leopard cat, Barking deer, Wild buffalo, Tiger, Civets, Fishing cat, lesser cat, and Wild pig. While the park is rich in animal life form, it is also a haven for a large number of birds belonging to different species, both local as well as migratory. There are several endangered species of birds that can be found here. The most important one is of course the Bengal Florican. In all, there are around 200 different species of birds that can be seen in the wildlife sanctuary at Laokhowa. The park has its fair share of reptilian life form as well. Till date, 14 different species of reptiles have been identified within the area of Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

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 Guwahati. 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 Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is around 140 km.
  • The nearest railway station is at Nagaon. The rail station at Naogaon is connected to the stations in Guwahati and Tezpur and via them to the other station across the state.
  • The wildlife sanctuary is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Guwahati and Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary. 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 sanctuary here. 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 Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary and Guwahati is around 140 km.

Surrounding Attractions

If you have had your fill of wildlife at Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, there are several other places that you can pay a visit to in the nearby regions. Bordowa is quite nearby. It is famous for being the birthplace of Sankaradeva. Champawati Kunda is a nearby waterfall and well worth visiting. It presents a wonderful vista as the water crashes down on the rocks below.

The state capital of Guwahati is 140 kilometers away. The temples of Kamakhya temple, the Kaziranga Sanctuary, the Assam state zoo are some of the must visit destinations.

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