Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of the 19 (nineteen) biodiversity hotspots in the world. It mainly consists of semi wet evergreen forests, tropical moist deciduous forest, bamboo, cane brakes and grasslands. Situated in the flood plains of Brahmaputra, at an altitude of 118 m above sea level, Dibru-Saikhowa is a safe haven for many extremely rare and endangered species of wildlife, including over 300 species of avifauna both endangered and migratory, as well as various species of shrubs, herbs and rare medicinal plants. Though the park was primarily meant for the conservation of White winged wood duck in its natural habitat, it is also the famous for its bright colored wild horses known as Feral Horses. Some rare and endangered animals of this sanctuary are Hoolock gibbon, capped langur, slow loris, water buffalo, tiger, elephant, gangetic river dolphin etc. Bird life consists of Spot billed pelican, White bellied heron, Pallah's fishing eagle, Pale capped pigeon, Swamp francolin etc. and migratory birds like Geyleg goose, Brahmini duck, Bar-headed goose, pelican, Black stork etc.
How to obtain there
Air : Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) is the nearest Airport, which is about 40 kms. away from Tinsukia town.
Rail :One of the easiest ways to reach Tinsukia town is travelling by trains. You can opt for Rajdhani trains from Delhi city which pass through the route to Dibrugarh.
Road : Buses can be taken to the town of Tinsukia which is well connected with Dibrugarh town by NH. 37 and the distance is 55 kms. The distance between the city of Guwahati and Dibru Saikhova National Park will be around 500 kilometers approximately. Travel through the buses can get quite uncomfortable due to improper maintenance and crowd.
Ideal Time to travel to Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
November to April is the best season to visit Dibru Saikhowa National Park, during this period you can enjoy watching migratory birds which are the main attraction of the park.
More great attractions can be found in the Explore Wildlife in India page.