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Everything you need to know about Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Dibru Saikhowa National Park is situated in the ultimate east of Assam, on the south side of the river Brahmputra

Dibru Saikhowa National Park is situated in the ultimate east of Assam, on the south side of the river Brahmputra. This national park, possessing an area of 340sq km, is one of the great dynamic wildness on earth and is furthermore different for its pure spectacular elegance.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park

It has a semi-evergreen, deciduous, swamp, and littoral forests and spots of moist evergreen forests. Famous for Feral horses, this national park similarly has more than 400 varieties of birds.

The national park is developed mostly for the protection of the unique white-winged wood duck, however, presently it has several categories of endangered mammals, birds, and reptiles.

 Till today, there are 36 varieties of mammals, 104 categories of fish, 105 varieties of butterflies, 43 varieties of reptiles, 680 varieties of plants.

The National park is furthermore a suitable area for numerous adventure sports. The rocky terrain of the forest is favorable for trekking and mountain hiking outings.

History of Dibru Saikhowa National Park

In 1890, the land was notified as Dibru Reserved Forest. In 1920, the Dibru Reserve Forest was expanded by adding more area to it. 

Then, in 1929, Saikhowa Reserve Forest was announced. And again in 1933, Dibru Reserve Forest was expanded by adding additional areas. Then, in 1986, a land of 650km2 was initially announced wildlife sanctuary, and in 1995, the 340km2 out of 650km2 was announced as a wildlife sanctuary.

Further in 1997, an area of 765 km2 was notified as Dibru-Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve, out of which an area of 340km2 as the heart. And finally, in 1999, the 340 km2 of sanctuary land was announced as Dibru  Saikhowa National Park.

How to reach Dibru Saikhowa National Park?

By Air- Reach Dibru National park by air. The closest airport is located in Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, which is 40 km distanced from the National park. Another airport is situated at Guwahati, which is 500 km away from the park.

By Train: You can reach the park by Train. The length from Tinsukia railway station to Guijan and Dhola is 10 km and 50 accordingly.

By Road: Reach the national park by usual buses which runs to and from Tinsukia, which is nicely linked with every primary cities of Assam.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park

What is Dibru Saikhowa National Park famous for?

The Dibru Saikhowa National Park, occupying an area of 650sq km, is found in Assam, India sitting in both two districts of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh. 

Besides being known for Bird area,  This national park is greatly well-known for the limited white-winged wood ducks and also for feral horses.

Clothing: Woolen clothes in winter and light cotton will be favorable in Summer.

Fauna in Dibru Sailhowa National Park

In the Dibru Sailhowa national park, 36 variety of mammals have been discovered i.e. Elephant, Jungle Cat, Tiger, Assamese Macague, Leopard, Small Indian Civet, Bears, Wild Pigs, Slow Loris, Feral Horses, Capped Langur, Wild pigs, Rhesus Macaque, Sambar, Water Buffalo, Barking Deer, and many more.

 If you will be lucky, then you may also see one of the big cats like a leopard or a royal Bengal tiger or even the unique Gangetic river dolphin jumping in the water.

Birds found in dibru saikhowa national park:

The park is a famous Important Bird Area (IBA) possessing above 400 varieties of Birds, few of them are Lesser Adjutant Stork, large cormorant, greater adjutant stork, pale capped pigeon, large whistling teal, open bill stork, Jerdon’s babble, spot-billed pelican, grey-headed fishing eagle, crested serpent eagle, great pied hornbill, Osprey, White-winged wood duck, Marsh babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Grey leg goose, Baer's pochard, black-necked stork, Griffon vulture, and many more.

Vegetation in the national park of dibru saikhowa

The vegetation of the national park comprises several types of medicinal plants, herbs, and shrubs. 

The park contains wonderful pine vegetation and different tropical trees. The Dibru national Park is approx 35.84% humid combined forest, 21.25% grassland, and 9.50% contaminated forest. 

The main tree varieties of the park are Dillenia indica, tetra sperm, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Terminalia myriocarpa,  Dalbergia sissoo, Mesua ferrea, and Ficus. 

And the chief kind of grasses in the Dibru national park area Phragmites karka, Arundo donax, Saccharum Ravenna, and Imperata cylindrica.  Also, there are 35 categories of epiphytic orchids and 8 types of terrestrial orchid. 

Climate

The  Dibru Saikhowa National Park has a tropical monsoon climate with a cold and normally dry winter and hot and humid summer. The annual rainfall in this area goes from 2,300 to 3,800 mm.

There are no freeways in the park and therefore there is no jungle safari or elephant rides for wandering in the national park, therefore you can enjoy the natural beauty of the dibru park just by trekking, also boat service is accessible which can carry you to several places. 

The Dibru Saikhowa national park's entrance points are Guijan Ghat and Saikhowa Ghat.

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What is the Best Time to Visit this National Park?

You can visit the park at any time of the year but to enjoy the natural aura of nature, visit Dibru National Park from November to April.

In which district of assam dibru saikhowa national park is located?

Location of dibru saikhowa national park is Dibrugarh and Tinisukia district.

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