Northeast India is the eastern-most part of India linked with Eastern Indian via a filter arena packed amongst Nepal and the Bangladesh border. The “Seven Sisters” Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura together comprise the North East India. Being recognized as one of priority Global 200 Eco regions by the WWF, there is a lot of diversity that is found in the forests of North-Eastern India.
Northeast India is one of India’s remote unexplored lands rich in bio-diversity, loaded with rain-forests, Himalayan Mountains, rivers, jungles and hills. Travel and leisure in the area is a sensitive event which revolves around environment and cultures. The north eastern side of India is known for its wildlife reserves.
This article highlights 3 of the best national parks of Northeast India which are way off the beaten path:
Mouling National Park
Located in Arunachal Pradesh, India; The Mouling National Park spreads over the upper Siang district and parts of East Siang & West Siang district. It is one of the oldest national parks in India, named after a nearby peak called Mouling Peak.
The park geographically covers an area of 483 km², with the Siyom River flowing along the Western border of the park. The park lacks road transport facility as most of its area remains unexplored.
The place around Mouling National park is known for its excellent bio-diversity. With heights which range from 400 m to over 3000 m in the park, it creates a conversion area between tropical forests at the lower altitudes to most temperate forest at altitudes higher than 2800 meters.
The inaccessibility due to inadequate roads and infrastructure associated with the forest, has kept the place relatively unchanged by human activities.
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Located at a distance of 12 km north from Tinsukia, Assam covering an area of 350 km square,it runs along the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in the north and Dibru River in the south. The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the largest swamp forests in India. It experiences a tropical climate with hot and wet summers and cool and usually dry winters.
It is one of the major bio diversity reserves in the country, as the national park is located by the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers; it is rich in fish diversity.
Initially created to help maintain ta balanced diversity of the unusual White-winged wooden duck, the park area serves as a home to other semi extinct animals such as water buffalo, tiger, wild horse, and Capped Langur.
Balpakram National Park
Balpakram National Park is situated in Southern Garo Mountains region in Meghalaya, Indian. Balpakram is popular for its woodlands protected canyon-cum-gorge, which is now aspect of a Nationwide Recreation area. The area can be found in southeast Meghalaya.
The local tribes inhabiting believe that the hill is a resting place for the departed souls, due to many unusual yet natural structures, actual and scientific, found in the area.
The forest is a home to uncommon animals such as Red Panda, wild water buffalo, Asian Elephants, and eight species of cats ranging from tiger to marbled cat.
Balpakram is an important bird area, apart from which the beautiful view of Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar Site in Bangladesh from Balpakram is an attraction.
The above wildlife havens have none or the least of infrastructure to accommodate tourists. If you would like to visit any of the above national parks, do contact us and we will surely help you reach them.
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