Manas National Park | Timings, Safaries & Things to do

Manas National Park has situated on the river’s bank at the Himalayas’ foothills. The beautiful Park, earlier known as North wildlife Kamrup sanctuary, is spread over an area of 519.77 sq km and was declared a sanctuary on December 01, 1928. Manas is one of the nine tiger reserve sanctuaries in India. Manas National Park’s Timings are 6 am to 3 pm.

Other wildlife species in the National Park are Hispid Hare, Pigmy Hog, Golden Langur, Indian Rhinoceros, and Asiatic Buffalo. Other commonly seen animals are Elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Samber, Swamp Deer, and Hog Deer. 

History of Manas National Park:

Manas National Park

Before 1928, Manas National Park was a reserve forest called North Kamrup R.F and Manas R.F. The Park’s 360 sq. km area appoint as a wildlife sanctuary on October 01, 1928. Between 1951 and 1955, the forest area increased to 391 km² and Manas Biosphere Reserve was established in 1973. In 1985, the Park declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Manas National Park Timings:

Monday6 am to 3 pm
Tuesday6 am to 3 pm
Wednesday6 am to 3 pm
Thursday6 am to 3 pm
Friday6 am to 3 pm
Saturday6 am to 3 pm
Sunday6 am to 3 pm

National Park is famous for the following:

  • In the Himalayas foothills, where wooded hills give way to grasslands 
  • Tropical forests
  • Great variety of wildlife
  • Many endangered species include the tiger, pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros and Indian elephant.

Best time to visit Manas National Park:

Both summer and winter are good times to visit Manas. The Park remains open from October to May every year. During the monsoon (from June to September, sometimes mid-October), the Park remains closed, as Assam experiences heavy rainfall and floods yearly.

Manas National Park Flora and Fauna:

The National Park is one of the incredible biodiversity in our country. Around 543 plant species are there at Manas park. Mainly four types of vegetation in the Park.

Flora: Tree species in Manas National Park
  • Anthocephalus Chinensis
  • Aphanamixis Polystachya
  • Syzygium Formosum
  • Syzygium cumini
  • Cinnamomum Tamala
  • Bauhinia Purpurea
  • Mallotus philippensis
  • Syzygium Oblatum
  • Actinodaphne Obvata
  • Bombax Ceiba
  • Sterculia Villosa
  • Trewia Polycarpa
  • Dillenia Indica
  • Dillenia Pentagyna
  • Lagerstroemia Parviflora
  • Careya Arborea
  • Terminalia Chebula
  • Lagerstroemia Speciosa
  • Terminalia Bellirica
  • Gmelina Arborea
  • Bridelia SPP
  • Oroxylum Indicum
Fauna: Species of Birds at Manas National Park
  • Bengal Florican
  • Giant Hornbills
  • Jungle Fowls
  • Bulbuls
  • Brahminy Ducks
  • Kalij Pheasants
  • Egrets
  • Pelicans
  • Fishing Eagles
  • Serpent Eagles
  • Falcons
  • Scarlet Minivets
  • Bee-Eaters
  • Magpie Robins
  • Pied Hornbills
  • Grey Hornbills
  • Mergansers
  • Harriers
  • Ospreys
  • Herons
Animal Species in National Park:
  • Asian Elephants
  • Indian Rhinoceros
  • Gaurs
  • Asian Water Buffaloes
  • Barasingha
  • Indian Tigers
  • Clouded Leopards
  • Asian golden cat
  • Capped Langurs
  • Golden Langurs
  • Assamese Macaques
  • Slow Loris
  • Hoolock Gibbons
  • Smooth-coated Otters
  • Sloth Bears
  • Barking Deer
  • Hog Deer
  • Black Panther
  • Herd of Deer

Manas National Park Entry Fees:

  • Entry Fee: Indians Rs.50
  • Foreigners: Rs.500 (half day)/ Indians Rs.200
  • Foreigners: Rs.2000 for a whole day 
  • Jeep hire Rs.3000 (4 pax, half day) and Timings: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm 
  • Rs.5000 (4 pax, full day) Photography Indians INR 50; Foreigners Rs.500 Videography Indians INR 500; Foreigners Rs.1000.
Safari Zones at National Park:

There are three zones at Manas National Park.

  • Bansbari Zone
  • Bhuyanpara Zone
  • Panbari Zone
Manas National Park Tour Packages:
  • Manas Kaziranga Tour: 3 Nights/4 Days
  • Manas Tour package: 1 Night/2 Days
  • Manas Golden Triangle Tour: 7 Nights/8 Days
  • Manas Weekend Tour: 2 Nights/3 Days

Manas National Park Online Safari Booking:

Online Safari Booking
  • Goto Official Website.
  • Click on Online Safari Booking.
  • Check the available dates.
  • Select Safari and Time
  • Click on book now

National Park Safari Zones, Prices & Timings:

Manas Safari Zone & SlotsManas Safari Price & Timing
Jeep Price (Indian)Bansbari Zone: Rs.4500
Bhuyanpara Zone: Rs.5500
Jeep 5 person allowed ( 3 Hours )
Elephant Price (Indian)Bansbari Zone: Rs.1300
Elephant 1 Person ( 1 Hour )
Jeep Price (Foreigner)Bansbari Zone: Rs.8800
Bhuyanpara Zone: Rs.9500
Jeep 5 person allowed ( 3 Hours )
Elephant Price (Foreigner)Bansbari Zone: Rs.3200
Elephant 1 Person ( 1 Hour )
Elephant Price (Indian)Bansbari Zone: Rs.1300
Elephant 1 Person ( 1 Hour )
Safari Timings6:30 am – 9:30 am
10 am – 1 pm
2 pm – 5 pm
The price includesJeep & Driver, Permit Charges, Online Payment Gateway Charges & Our Service Charges and Taxes.
Booking AmountThe Safari booking amount will not be refundable

Things to do at Manas National Park:

National Park offers a variety of activities for tourists to enjoy and respect the diversity of nature.

Jeep Safari:

It is home to more than 20 endangered species of animals and birds. We can see a pygmy hog, a roofed turtle, and a hispid hare.

  • Cost: Rs.3600 per Jeep
  • Timings: 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Elephant Safari:

Riding through the Park and Riding on an elephant’s back is another compelling way to spot National Park animals.

  • Cost: Rs.500 for Indians, Rs.1550 for foreigners
  • Timings: 6 am to 7 pm
River Rafting:

For adventure seekers and wildlife fanatics, river rafting on the slow waters of the Manas River is an exciting experience. The 35-km ride takes you through the fleeting wild forests. There are 400 different species of birds. Rafting on the deep sky-blue waters of the river is a great experience.

Timings: 8 am to 4 pm


Take your binoculars because you are going to spot a lot of fancy birds here. You can listen to the distinct coos of the various birds in every direction.

Timings: 6 am to 7 pm

Manas National Park Surroundings:

Villages & Tea Plantations:

The Wildlife sanctuary is also home to local Bodo villages where the small indigenous communities of Ghatigaon and Ragu Bil are in harmony. Assam is famous for its tea plantations. Take a halt at Fatemabad Tea Estate next to Lodge Bansbari to walk through their pretty estate.

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm

Visiting places near Manas National Park:

These are the tourist places near National Park.

  • Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GATC)
  • monastery & shrine of the Vaishnavite reformer
  • Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Manas Chowki Eco-Tourism Society
  • Bogamati Picnic Spot, Baksa Assam
  • Chowki Picnic Spot
  • Mathanguri Bungalow

National Park Accommodation:

There is Accommodation at National Park. These accommodations here can also arrange safaris.

Tourist Birina Lodge: 
  • Facilities: Jungle safari, river rafting, open-air theatre
  • Price: Rs.1850 per night
Florican Cottages:
  • Facilities: Jungle rides, birdwatching treks, village and cultural experiences
  • Price: Rs.2100 per night
Musa Jungle Retreat:
  • Facilities: Jungle safari, river rafting, village trails, picnics.
  • Price: Rs.3500
Smiling Tusker Elephant Camp:
  • Activities: River rafting, elephant ride, jeep safari
  • Tariff: INR 3,600 per night

Hotels nearby Manas National Park:

  • Eagle Nest Eco Retreat
  • The Sikhiri Cottages
  • Kohuwa Resort
  • Musa Jungle Retreat
  • Manas View Jungle Resort
  • Eagle Nest Eco Retreat
  • Musa Jungle Retreat Cottage | Rooms & Restaurant
  • Birina Resort
  • Hornbill Eco Camp

Manas National Park Address & Contact Number:

  • Manas Road, Barangabari Gyati Village, Dist Baksa, Gobardhana, Assam 781315 
  • Phone Number: 91-7982094829, 094350 22920
  • Email:

How to reach Manas National Park?

By Air:

The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. 

By Rail:

The nearest railhead is Barpeta Road Station which is 40 km away from Manas.

By Road:

Manas is 176 km from Guwahati, which takes about 5 hours off-road. INH 27 adjoins Barpeta Road to Bansbari, the entry point to National Park.

Manas national park is located in which state?

State of Assam.

Assam National Park is famous for which animal?

Tigers, elephants, clouded leopards, sloth bears, and more fantastic one-horned rhino animals are famous at parks.

Which tiger reserve is contiguous with Manas National Park?

Buxa Tiger Reserve.

What is the best time to visit National Park?

Both summer and winter are good times to visit Manas. The Park remains open from October to May every year. 

Which river is near Manas National Park?

The Park’s name originates from the Manas River. The river is a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, which pass through the heart of the Park.