Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks in Assam

Assam has been in the fore-front of wildlife preservation in India. It is here that the rare Indian one-horned rhinoceros has been brought back from the brink of extinction to the point of a secure future, so has Asian wild buffalo and swamp deer. The pygmy hog and hispid, thought to be extinct, have been rediscovered in Assam.

The Assam valley has flourished along the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The state has great natural beauty which is interspersed with old-field and tea gardens.

Foreigners require special permits to visit the state and it is rather difficult for individual foreign visitors to entre Assam. But it is not so difficult for foreigners who want to visit the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks as part of a group in a package tour. Permission can be obtained from the nearest Indian Diplomatic Mission abroad or from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Wing, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003.