State : Assam in the north eastern part of India.
Best time to Travel : November To March
Location : Situated near Darrang and Sonitpur, on the north bank of the Brahmaputra. The nearest town is Tezpur at a distance of 32 km from the park and. Guwahati is about 140 km from the park.
The Orang National Park Vacation Tours
The Orang National Park is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, covering an area of 78.81 sq. km. in Assam, the north eastern state of India. Also known as the Mini Kaziranga, the Orang Wildlife National Park Vacation Tours in Assam is famous for its natural scenic beauty that captivates the tourists from all over the world. The Assam Orang National Park was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13th of April 1999.
The fauna found here include the one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, leopard, sambar, barking deer, tiger, varieties of water birds, green pigeon, florican, teal, geese etc. The park is also famous for its migratory birds from places as far as from America like the milky white pelicans.
Airport : The nearest airport is Saloni, 10km from Tezpur (32km from the park) in Sonitpur district around 140-km from Guwahati
Railhead : The nearest railhead is Saloni (41km) & Rangapara. Both Tezpur and Guwahati are connected very well by the rail network of India.
Road Transport : Regular buses ply to and from Tezpur, which is well connected with all the major cities of Assam.
Hotels Resorts and Staying near the Orang National Park in Assam
The park has only a small rest house. There are better accommodation at Tezpur (32km) from where one can visit this park. Assam Orang National Park offers two resthouses and one dormitory facility for visitors.
The Ecosystem of The Orang National Park in Assam
The Assam Orang National Park on the whole is a flat land and the terrain is gentle slope from north to south. The park area enjoys typical subtropical monsoon climate. The southern and eastern boundaries of the park comprise channels, and islands of the Brahmaputra. The western boundary is an artificial boundary delimited by a foxhole from villages. The villages almost from its all sides surround the whole area. Even in the southern side, the riverine islands are now inhabited by human habitation and the national park is under continuous biotic pressure. The area consists of alluvial flood plains of the Brahmaputra.
The vegetation of the park is very rich. The natural forest species are like Bombax ceiba, Dalbergia sisoo, Sterculia villosa, Trewia nudiflora, Zizypphus jujuba, Litsaea polyantha, etc are found here. Among the non aquatic grassland species the prominent are Phragmites karka, Arundo donax, Imperata cylindrical, Saccarum spp. etc. The aquatic grassplants species are Andropogon spp., Ipomea reptans, Enhydra flushians, Nymphia spp., Wichornia spp. etc
Apart from the greater Indian one-horned rhinoceros, which is the dominant species of the national park, the other key species sharing the habitat, are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic elephant, hog deer, wild boar. Besides, there are other small mammals like civets, leopards, hare, and porcupines. There are more than 50 species of fish.
Orang National Park in Assam is the most important habitat of the Bengal florican. The Vacation Tours of this wildlife park will help you to sight the estimated population is about 30-40 birda and other important birds like Spot-billed Pelican (Pelicanus philippensis), Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), Greater Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius), Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), Wooly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus), Rudy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Gadwall (Anas strepera), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Pintail (Anas acuta), Pallas's Fishing Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) and a number of others including forest and grassland birds.
Among reptiles, turtles like Lissemys punctata, Kachuga tecta, and among snakes pythons and cobras are known to frequent these in this area.
Trip within the Orang National Park
It is possible to tour the park interiors on the back of the Elephants.
The first and more preferred mode is on elephant's back. Elephant rides allow you to get up very close to the wild animals and make you feel totally one with nature due to the lack of any sound of an engine.