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Orang National Park: A Quiet Rendezvous with Nature

03 Aug 2018

Orang National Park, located in the districts of Darrang and Sonitpur, is very popular among tourists for its rich flora and fauna. Known for its numerous wetlands, man-made water bodies and a wide spectrum of wildlife, Orang is one of the magnificent National Parks of the State. Due to its proximity to three rivers namely Pachnoi, Belsiri and Dhansiri, Orang forms a vital part of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot.

Orang is home to many rare and endangered species of birds and animals. In order to absorb the full experience of the park, safaris are the easiest way to spot its rich wildlife. Some of the familiar animals found here include great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Wild Boar, Pygmy Hog, Elephants, Indian Hog Deer, Wild Buffalo and Tigers. It is also one of the best places in Assam to get a glimpse of a Tiger, if you are lucky! Rare species of animals are also found here such as Pygmy Hog, Blind Gangetic Dolphin, Indian Pangolin, Hog Deer, Rhesus Macaque, Bengal Porcupine, Indian Fox, Small Indian Civet, Otter, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat and Jungle Cat.

Besides the presence of various rare animals, Orang also have a diverse bird population such as the threatened Bengal Florican along with many migratory birds. So far, around 222 species of birds have been recorded. These are Spot-billed Pelican, Great White Pelican, Black-necked Stork, Greater Adjutant Stork, Pintail, etc. Reptiles such as Turtle, Tortoise, Pythons, Cobras, etc. are also found here.

How to Reach

Nearest airport: Salonibari

Nearest railway station: Rangapara

By road: Well connected by road by all the major cities.

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