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Orang National Park

Orang National park is the oldest game reserve of the State just on the northern bank of river Brahmaputra with an area of 78.80 sq. kms and it is an important breeding ground for varieties of Fishes.

It is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam, India. It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999. It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park (IUCN site) since the two parks have a similar landscape made up of marshes, streams and grasslands and are inhabited by the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. The park has a rich flora and fauna, including Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo and tigers. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.

Fuana and Flora in Orang National Park

Mammal : Rhinoceros, Tiger, Maljuria Elephants (male elephants in group), Hog Deer, Wild Pig, Civet Cat, Porcupine and Gangetic Dolphin.

Birds : 222 species of Birds have so far been recorded, some of which are Spot Billed Pelican, White Pelican, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Brahminy Duck, Pintail Duck, Bengal Florican(2nd.highest concentration) etc.

Reptiles : Indian Rock Python, Black Krait, King Cobra, Cobra, Monitor Lizard.

Turtles : Seven species of Turtle and Tortoise.

Access to the national park : The nearest Airport Salonibari (Tezpur) is 80 kms and the Guwahati airport is 150 kms. The National Park is located 18 kms south of the N.H. 52 at Dhansirighat and the distance to Mangaldai is 70 kms and Guwahati is 150 kms.

Where to stay : Satsimalu Rest House and Silbori Rest House.

Best season for visit : November to April.