Last time when I visited Assam, my trip was only limited to Kaziranga due to time constraints. These days as I am working on a project on Dibru Saikhowa National Park. As I see unparalleled photographs of birds and animals there, I am so fascinated to visit the place. Thought to write an article on the same.

Dibru Saikhowa National Park photo credits - Holidayiq

Dibru Saikhowa National Park , photo credits – Holidayiq

Dibru Saikhova National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Assam. It has perfect environment for endangered species of birds around the world. Having Brahmaputra and Lohit river around and being surrounded with Dibru and Patkai hills, this park provides home to 502 species of birds like white winged duck, Bengal Florican, White Rumped Vulture, black breast parrot bill and Marsh Babbler. It is also a home for endangered and migratory birds. 36 species of mammals and 43 species of reptiles. It is a place for eyes of bird photographers. There are 300+ elephants, 30+ tigers, 400+ wild buffaloes and 40+ feral horses in the park. Feral horses are the ones that have descended from stranded horses of Army from World War 2. These are not wild horses but untamed ones. Dibru Saikhowa is a difficult birding terrain. No safaris can enter the area. Only ferry crossings happen in country boats.

With such a kind of different experience, I would love to visit Dibru Saikhova National Park.

The park can be visited by staying at Tinsukia town from where one can catch buses directly.

Photo credits - Holidayiq

Photo credits – Holidayiq

How to visit Dibru Saikhowa

By air – Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) is the nearest airport, which is about 40 km (25 mi). away from Tinsukia.

By rail –  One of the easiest ways to reach Tinsukia town is by train. One can opt for Rajdhani trains from Delhi city which pass through the route to Dibrugarh.

By road–  Buses can be taken to the town of Tinsukia which is well connected with Dibrugarh town by NH 37 and the distance is 55 km (34 mi). Guwahati is about 500 kms away from Dibru Saikhova National Park. 

Nidhi KM