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Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary – Assam Wildlife Destination

Dibru Saikhowa Sanctuary Map
Assam is the reflection of India’s rich forests reserves and the incredible wild life prospering in these dense forests. It is the north eastern Indian state blessed with a panorama of attractions for the tourist with number of popular Assam wildlife sanctuaries and rare species of animals preserved in them. The states cultural richness is the outcome of various ethnic groups settled here since historic times and each group is adding its share to the mix bowl of culture. If we take a glance at preference of the tourists visiting this state, it is clear from statistics that jungles and wildlife of Assam is the prime factor bringing hordes of tourists to this natures marvel. Kaziranga National Park is not only a popular Assam wildlife sanctuary but it is pride of the nation.

Bengal Tiger at Dibru Saikhowa Sanctuary
Assam tourism is bestowed with many popular wildlife sanctuaries. Among the wildlife sanctuaries Dibru-Saikhowa is one of the Assam National Parks in Dibrugarh, which is tucked amidst three great rivers of Assam namely Dibru, Brahmaputra and Lohit. The sanctuary is renowned as the biggest salix swamp forest in whole of North East India and vegetation is deciduous as well as semi-wet evergreen type. Area of the sanctuary was declared as reserve forest in steps, Dibru region being declared first and Saikhowa later. This sanctuary was established with the aim of preserving the rare, diminishing species of white winged wood ducks, but provided shelter to other rare species like wild horse, capped Langur, tiger and water buffaloes. Wild horse also known as feral horse is the highlight of this sanctuary.

Hoolock Gibbons at Dibru Saikhowa Sanctuary
Animal life to be viewed in their natural habitat includes royal Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbons and leopards. This sanctuary shelters many exotic migratory bird species like Bengal florican, lesser adjutant stork and spotted billed pelican providing a chance to the bird enthusiasts to get a closer look at these birds roaming freely along boundaries of the sanctuary. Maguri Motapung beel, lake near sanctuary is the right place for tourists to spot variety of birds at a single location, where more than three hundred bird species are recorded. The area around lake is supposed to be rich in biodiversity and has played an important role in conserving fast diminishing species of waterfowl and grassland birds. 

Salix Swamp Forest at Dibru Saikhowa Sanctuary
Bird and animal life near the lake can be well explored by joining the boat rides specially organized for the tourists. Easy encounter with the birds can only be made if you are carrying a set of binoculars and a good quality camera. While exploring the sanctuary it is advisable to hire a local guide, since knowing places of concentration of animals is the key factor while spotting animal life of this region. Best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of September to March and Dibru-Saikhowa Sanctuary timings in the day are convenient for visitors.

How to Reach

To reach at Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary need to come Tinsukia town from where you can catch buses or hire private vehical to the national park in Dibru Saikhova.

By Air 

Mohanbari or Dibrugarh Airport at Mohanbari is nearest Airport, about the 40 kms. away from Tinsukia town.

By Rail 

Tinsukia is well connected to Rail route. Many trains are running through New Tinsukia Junction railway station.

By Road 

By road, park is 55 km away from Tinuskia District is connected by NH 37. Private Vehicle and Buses are running frequently from Tinsukia District to Dibru Saikhova National Park. If you come from Guwahati than it is 500 kms by road. State Buses are quite uncomfortable because poor condition of bus, so, better opt for private vehicle.

Travel Tips

Prior permission is require to get enrty into park. Tourist can enter the park from Guijan Ghat (10km from Tinsukia) or Saikhowa Ghat. Entry before and after sunset is not allowed, even night halt is not permitted. Dibru Saikhova National Park have two forest villages Dhadia and Laika, which have beautiful views and natural fauna.

There are no riding elephants in Dibru Saikhowa and no roads, so prepare for long walking also hire a guide for better directions. A small motorized boat are available travel inside the park. The Maguri Lake is one more attraction. It is situated outside the park. Maguri Beel has rare exotic birds, a few migratory birds and a resident strong herd of wild buffaloes.

Best Time to Visit

Park remain closed during monsoon because of heavy rainfal. It reopen by Novermber till April, is only time when tourist are allowed to entry at Dibru Saikhova National Park. The climate is warm during this period and many migratory birds are coming here for breeding here.

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