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Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam

Dibru Saikhowa National park is assimilated inside associate island sure by Brahmaputra River and Lohit rivers on the outer boundary. It is placed twelve kilometre from the city of Tinsukia in Assam, at associate altitude of 118 metres on top of water level. Spanning a part of 765 sq kilometre, this sanctuary is one in every of the 19 biodiversity hotspots within the world and is additionally a region reserve. It’s common among bird watchers because it is associate abode to and welcomesmany extraordinarily rare and vulnerable endemic and migratory birds. at some point of the woods, you’ll hear uncommon nevertheless stunning echoes of those flying creatures, and if you’re lucky you would possibly even spot some!

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The atmospheric condition at Dibru Saikhowa are of the tropical sort with temperature staying inside the bounds of 7˚C to 34˚C. The summer season are often hot and wet with June, July & August being the most popular months, whereas winters stay simply the opposite: cold & dry with Dec and Jan being the coldest. The months of June to September receive most of the rain with annual rainfall between 2300 millimetre to 3800 millimetre.

Best Time To Visit

It is recommended that you plan your visit to Dibru Saikhowa around November to April as this is the best time to spot some of the rare migratory birds.

Wildlife & Vegetation

1. Animals

36 mammalian species have been found to reside in Dibru Saikhowa wildlife sanctuary. these include The Royal Bengal Tiger, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Sloth Bear, Dhole, Leopard, Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Slow Loris, Gangetic Dolphin, bright coloured wild horses known as feral Horses, Pig Tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, the rare and endangered Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Asian Elephant, Hog Deer, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar And Sambar etc.

2. Reptiles

Dibru Saikhowa is known for housing a rich and diverse variety of herpetofauna which includes monitor lizards, turtles and snakes.

3. Birds

The list of birds found at Dibru Saikhowa is endless and unique. In fact, the park was primarily meant for conservation of White Winged Wood Duck. This place is the natural habitat of the bird. You can spot many other beautiful species including Marsh Babbler, Black-Breasted Parrot bill, Swamp Francolin, Purple Heron, Greater Spotted Eagle, Spot Billed Pelican, Large Whistling Teal, Ruby Cheeked Sunbird, Little Pied Flycatcher, Japanese Bush Warbler, Slenderbilled Vulture and so many more!

4. Vegetation

Dibru Saikhowa is situated at the flood plains of the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers and consists mainly of moist mixed semi-evergreen forests, deciduous, littoral and swamp forests and grasslands. It is the largest salix swamp forest in north east India.


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