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Exploring the Untamed Beauty of Manas National Park: A Wilderness Wonderland

Exploring the Untamed Beauty of Manas National Park: A Wilderness Wonderland

Introduction:

Nestled in the heart of Assam, India, Manas National Park stands as a testament to the raw, unbridled beauty of nature. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, this national park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Let’s embark on a virtual journey to explore the untamed wonders that make Manas National Park a wilderness wonderland.

A Diverse Ecosystem:

Spread across the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Manas National Park is a treasure trove of biodiversity. Its diverse ecosystems encompass grasslands, forests, and wetlands, creating a habitat for a staggering variety of flora and fauna. The park is home to over 60 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and a plethora of reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

The Royal Bengal Tigers:

Manas is renowned for being one of the last strongholds of the endangered Bengal tiger. The majestic big cat roams freely in the lush grasslands and dense forests, creating an awe-inspiring sight for lucky visitors. Jeep safaris and elephant rides offer an opportunity to catch a glimpse of these elusive creatures in their natural habitat.

Unique Wildlife Encounters:

Apart from the Bengal tiger, Manas National Park shelters a captivating array of wildlife. One can spot the Indian rhinoceros, wild elephants, clouded leopards, golden langurs, and various species of deer. The park is also a bird watcher’s paradise, with vibrant avian species like the Bengal florican, giant hornbill, and various migratory birds gracing the skies.

A River Runs Through It:

The Manas River, after which the park is named, flows gracefully through its landscape. This river not only adds to the scenic beauty but also serves as a lifeline for the diverse flora and fauna. Boat safaris along the Manas River provide a unique perspective, allowing visitors to witness the park’s wildlife congregating near the water’s edge.

Cultural Significance:

Beyond its natural splendor, Manas National Park holds cultural significance. The park is intertwined with the local Bodo people’s history and traditions. The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of the park, has been inhabited by these indigenous communities for centuries, adding a layer of cultural richness to the overall experience.

Conservation Efforts:

Manas National Park has faced its share of challenges, including poaching and political unrest. However, concerted conservation efforts have led to its revival, and it has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The park stands as a beacon of successful conservation, showcasing the positive impact of dedicated preservation initiatives.

Conclusion:

Manas National Park beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts to witness the untamed beauty of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the rich cultural tapestry that defines this pristine wilderness. A visit to Manas is not just a journey into the heart of nature; it is a pilgrimage to a sanctuary where the wild remains truly wild, and where the harmony of ecosystems paints a vivid portrait of Mother Nature at her best.

MV Mahabaahu offers these and more experience as part of its 23 nights India Bangladesh Upstream Cruise and 23 nights India Bangladesh Dowstream Cruise. This is an expedition form of cruising on the mighty Brahmaputra that flows into multiple rivers. MV Mahabaahu is a 23 cabin (2 suites, 2 Luxury Cabins and 7 Deluxe Cabins with private balconies and 12 Superior cabins with large picture windows.) motor vessel.

The 23 nights cruise is between Guwahati in the State of Assam India and Kolkata in the State of West Bengal India. Airport connectivity is available at both the ports.

Join us onboard MV Mahabaahu exploring the untamed beauty of Manas National Park, a wilderness wonderland.

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