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Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Unique river island and biosphere reserve


Dibru-Saikhowa National Park 

Tinsukia District, Assam

Information

 

Mohanbari (Dibrugarh), 40 km

340 km2 und 425 km2 buffer zone

 

 

October 15 – June 15

 

 

November to April

Portrait

This rarely visited, wild and beautiful national park in the north-eastern tip of the state of Assam is one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world and is also a biosphere reserve. Dibru-Saikhowa lies in the alluvial plains of the Brahmaputra and is a safe haven for a number of extremely rare mammals, birds, fish and (medicinal) plants. The wetlands glistening in the sun paint a picture of rare beauty. 

Terrain

Dibru-Saikhowa forms a large river island, bordering the Brahmaputra and Arunachal Hills to the north and the Dibru and Paktai Hills to the south. The park is divided into nine zones one of which consists of swampy alluvial land, while the others are dominated by dense tropical forest. 

Peculiarities

Dibru-Saikhowa is home to wild horses that must have escaped from captivity in the past – nobody knows exactly where they come from. However, they have become an integral part of the park's fauna and are a pretty photo subject. Dibru-Saikhowa is also a worthwhile destination for ornithologists – more than 300 endangered species populate the park, including the Bengal florican.