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Orang Sanctuary

Popularly known as mini Kaziranga, Orange National Park covers 72-sq-kms only and is located towards the north bank of Brahamaputra. This park is 150-km from Guwahati and 31-km from Tezpur. From Tezpur by bus on Tezpur-Guwahati route at 45-km west is Orange Chariali and from their 18-km towards the south is Orange wildlife sanctuary. On October 1st, 1992 Orange Wildlife Sanctuary was renamed as Rajib (Rajiv) Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary.

Location: 31-km From Tezpur, Assam
Famous As: Mini Kaziranga
Main Attraction: One-Horned Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards & Migratory Birds
Best Time To Visit: November To March

Flora & Fauna:
The Orange Wildlife Sanctuary area is having rich forestry of Sal, Teak, Simul, and Eucalyptus trees with wild beasts such as One-horned Rhino, Elephants, Leopards, Sambhars, Deer’s, etc. During winter birds from far off places come here to nestle. Milky white Pelicans from America also migrate over here.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Rail: The nearest railhead is Salon & Rangapara. The park has only a small rest house so it is better to stay at Tezpur and visit this park.
Road: 2 buses from Orange Chariali, one at morning and the other at evening ply regularly for Orange. Visiting Orange by bus requires staying for a night at Orange

WHERE TO STAY:
Night stay at the 2 forest bungalows of Orange, without electricity & modern amenities are nothing but a thrilling experience. At the entrance gate, the Silbari forest bungalow is simply excellent. Another one is 5-km interior of the forest called Sat Simul bungalow. Walking is not allowed in the interior forest, so use jeep to explore the forest surround.

 
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