Hiking The Manas National Park

The 5th most popular hiking trail in India.

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Northwest of Guwahati, the Manas National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Assam. It is a 500 square kilometer national park known for the golden langur and Assam Roofed Turtle.

Manas Tiger reserve is 176 km from Guwahati, from where one can drive down to the park. The journey lasts approximately five and a half hours. The nearest rail junction is at Barpeta Road, 136 km from Guwahati. Guwahati in turn is a well-connected rail junction as well as an airport. The regular bus services to the park by the state transport as well as the private operators is yet another option.

Note: Because of ethnic problems the opening and closing of the park has become erratic since 1989. It is best to conduct an enquiry before embarking on a journey.

Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.

Overall, Manas National Park is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.

Manas National Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Manas Tiger Reserves +91(0)3666-261413; India Ministry of Environment & Forests +91(0)11-24361669; India Ministry of Tourism +91(0)11-23711995.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To India" from Rough Guide

Recommended Map:  "Waterproof India Map" from ITMB

Best Season:  March - May

Base Camp:  Forest lodge located at Barpeta Road; Forest lodge located at Bansbari; Two bungalows at Mathanguri

Luxury Loding:  Bansbari Lodge

Reference Source:  click here http://www.manas100.com/

GPS:  26.79973, 91.22532

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  21581

Manas National Park Hiking Map


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