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Manas National Park

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Assam is a place of huge biodiversity, since it is largely unspoiled in terms of natural habitats. Its world famous Manas National Park, located on the lowest slopes of the Eastern Himalayas, preserves rainforests packed with rare tree species and wetlands fed by some of the highest rainfall levels on earth, not to mention the Manasa River, a tributary of the sacred Brahmaputra.

Species such as the Asian elephant and Indian rhinoceros, which are dwindling fast in other areas, are beginning to thrive here with the assistance of various conservation projects. These animals, as well as tigers, leopards, langurs, Indian wild dogs, pangolins, sloth bears, gibbons, monitor lizards and all manner of fauna have made wildlife-watching and eco-tourism increasingly popular among those who are happy with the basic accommodation available in this yet unspoiled chunk of paradise.

The only permanent human aspect of the Manas park is Agrang village, located in the very centre, in the tiger reserve; apart from being an isolated and beautiful forest community, it's also famous for incidents of villagers being eaten by tigers in the 1970s!

Written by  larapiegeler.

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