Manas Wildlife Sanctuary – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Manas wildlife Sanctuary, which was declared a world heritage site in the year of 1985, gets its name from the Goddess Manas. This place is renowned all over the world for its exceptional scenery in addition to a dense flora and fauna. Due to all this Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is arguably the richest wildlife area of India. Some of the most prominent species, that are of endangered nature ,that are found here includes pygmy hog, golden langur, Indian rhinoceros, Ganges dolphin, swamp deer, binturong, Indian muntjac, hispid hare and the list goes on and on.


It is a part of the core of Manas Tiger reserve which is spread on an area of 287,700 hectares and also protects wildlife residing in West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and the Bhutan borders. This Sanctuary spread over an area of 39,100 hectares is located in Assam and its wetlands hold international prominence.

The wildlife sanctuary owes its scenic beauty to hills covered with trees, the tropical forests which are evergreen and the alluvial grasslands, which cover about 50% of the park. Located at the foothills of Outer Himalaya, the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is flat and also low-lying. One can also get to see the wide variety of aquatic flora on the banks of river, Manas.

According to the statistical reports the greatest number of India’s Schedule I mammals are present in this protected area, which is the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. In here there are about 55 mammals, 36 reptiles and three varieties of amphibians. There are records showing about 450 species of birds, which includes Bengal florican, wrethed hornbill, pied hornbill, spot billed pelican and adjutant. Thus Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is the ideal place to be for anybody who wishes to enjoy different species of flora and fauna at one place. Not only is this place blessed with all kinds of birds, plants and animals but it is also endowed with great natural beauty.

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