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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.

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

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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