EAST AND NORTH EAST INDIA
The forests in the Eastern and North Eastern part of India boast of unique flora and fauna. Endangered animals such as one-horned rhinoceros, the gargantuan wild buffaloes and the critically endangered brow-antlered deer have made this unique topography their home. The world’s largest mangrove estuary, the Sundarbans, lies in West Bengal. Sundarbans Tiger Reserve is a unique ecosystem in which all the plants and animals found here have adapted themselves to the estuarine life of the mangrove forest swamp. The high salinity, extreme tides, strong winds, high temperatures, oxygen-depleted soils have all shaped this unique biome. It’s a reptilian wonderland. Saltwater crocodile, water monitor, king cobra, monocelate cobra and the river terrapin are just some of the species that thrive here.
One of the densest tiger forests in the world, the Kaziranga National Park is also one the best protected wildlife areas in the country. This together with Manas and Nameri are havens for large herbivores and has in turn been able to sustain a healthy population of tigers. Kaziranga’s wetlands sustain a varied diversity of mammals, reptiles, avian species and plants.
Discover Parks & Sanctuaries In East and North East India
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga, located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North...
Nameri National Park
Nameri in Assam, spanning an area of 344 square kilometres, shares its northern...
Sundarbans National Park
The Sundarbans is a cluster of low-lying islands in the Bay of Bengal, measuring...