Region: Eastern India

Diphlu River Lodge

Upmarket air-conditioned cottages raised on stilts over paddy fields in Kaziranga National Park

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Created in 1973 and constituted as a Reserve Forest in 1978, the Sunderbans was established as a National Park in 1984, listed as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1985 and declared a Biosphere Reserve four years later. The Sunderbans (sometimes spelled Sundarbans) is part of a vast estuary in the Bay of Bengal. … Continued

Assam

The Indian state of Assam holds a special attraction for Asia wildlife enthusiasts, boasting four important national parks and three UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. Little-visited and rather tucked away in the north-east of the subcontinent, Assam is a land of mighty rivers and fertile plains laid out at the foot of the Himalaya. Remarkable … Continued

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, comprises large stretches of swamp interspersed with broad tracts of tall elephant grass, evergreen forests, watercourses and reed beds. With its backdrop of the mighty Himalaya, Kaziranga is on an impressive scale – with wildlife to match. It is one of the best places to see … Continued

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

The only species of ape found in India, the endangered hoolock gibbon (Bunopithecus hoolock hoolock) occupies the rainforests of India’s northeast. Being a true arboreal species, the ape depends on the high forest canopy for its survival. Habitat destruction, fragmentation and alteration, and hunting have all been identified as threats to the species all along … Continued

Nameri National Park

The landscape of Nameri National Park is characterised by semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests. Over 600 species of plants and more than 30 species of mammals have been recorded at Nameri – the park is an important conservation area for tiger and Asian elephant. Birdlife is varied and abundant, with nearly 400 species finding their … Continued

Manas National Park

Extending into Bhutan, Manas National Park forms one of the largest uninterrupted protected areas on the subcontinent and is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site of great importance. A total of 55 mammals have been recorded in Mana and some of the most sought-after Himalayan foothill bird species are found there including the Bengal florican, … Continued