This week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best places in the world to see a variety of endangered animals, including the elusive tiger.
Manas National Park is located in the Himalayan foothills in Assam, next to the border with Bhutan. It’s not just a national park, it’s also a Project Tiger Reserve and an elephant reserve. The tiger population within the park is the second-highest in all of India.
Tigers aren’t the only big cats here, either. Leopards and clouded leopards are also present, as well as a variety of smaller wild cats.
The park encompasses both grassland and forest habitats, so the wildlife is quite diverse. In addition to the tigers, notable forest animals include the slow loris, several different types of langurs, sloth bears and an unusual armored anteater called the pangolin. Grassland animals include the Indian rhinoceros, Asian elephant and wild Asian buffalo.
Tourist lodges and bungalows are available for visitors. Tours are available by Jeep, by rafting one of the rivers and by elephant.
First, though, you’ll need a passport and an Indian visa. You must apply for your Indian visa in advance. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your US passport
- 2 recent passport-sized photos. Eyeglasses are not permitted in the photos and they must have been taken within the past 6 months.
- A completed Indian visa application form. To ensure that your application is accepted, write neatly and look over the application carefully to catch mistakes. Also, make sure that you enter in “tourism” in the section that asks you to state why you are traveling to India, as opposed to describing the attractions you intend to see while you are there.
- A copy of your plane tickets or your itinerary.
- A legible copy of your driver’s license or a utility bill showing your name and address.
- A copy of your birth certificate.
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