Two World Heritage Sites of Assam, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park

The first and the oldest National Park in Assam is a World Heritage site spread over an area of 430 sq. kms. This National Park is the natural home of the world famous one-horned Indian rhinoceros.

Getting there

Kaziranga is 217 kms from Guwahati and 96 kms from Jorhat by road. The nearest airport is Rowriah(Jorhat). Tourists can either fly to Jorhat or can go by surface to Kaziranga from Guwahati.

After nearly two decades, Manas National Park has got rid of the danger tag that was attached to it by the Unesco’s World Heritage Committee way back in 1992.

Manas was put in the Unesco’s danger list following largescale destruction of wildlife and infrastructure during the height of Bodo insurgency in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Spread over 500 sq km in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), the park had got the World Heritage Site status in 1985. With the removal of the danger tag, Assam now has two World Heritage Sites, the other being Kaziranga National Park.

Getting there

Manas is 176 kms from Guwahati by road. The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati. The nearest railhead is Barpeta Road Station which is 40 kms away from Manas.

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