The North-Eastern region of India conjures up images of the mighty Brahmaputra and the lofty Himalayan mountain ranges. North East India might look very remote to you. But take just a small step and you can visit this magical land that is famous as the land of the Seven Sisters. There is so much to experience in the North-Eastern states, and nothing more exciting than to visit the famous national parks of the North East. The national parks in these northeastern states teem with wilderness and dense jungles. Here you will find species that you can find nowhere on the planet. Take a walk through the dense jungles, or take an elephant safari. There is this, and many more things that await you when you visit this wondrous land of the North East. If you book any North East Holiday Packages you can visit these national parks. Here are the top national parks in North East India that you should visit on your next trip in 2022.
1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga National Park is most famous for its Great One-horned Rhinoceros. You will find this great beast grazing in the grasslands. It is quite difficult to spot it in the tall elephant grass that almost hides him from view. But he is not the only creature that you can spot here. There are tigers, elephants, leopards, jungle cats, bears, and many other creatures. You can also spot turtles, crocodiles, snakes, and migratory birds here. Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s best UNESCO Heritage Sites. Brahmaputra river flows through this national park making it full of swampy marshes, tropical jungles, grasslands, and dense forests.
2. Kanchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
Kanchendzonga National Park in Sikkim is one of the best national parks in the North-Eastern state of Sikkim. With a rich topography of alpine meadows, river streams, high-altitude lakes, ancient Buddhist monasteries, snow-clad mountain peaks, glaciers, and forests, Kanchendzonga National Park is a treat for wildlife lovers. You can spot rare animals such as Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, and Red Panda here. Himalayan Monal pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, and Himalayan Snow Cock are some of the majestic colored birds that you can spot here. The Kanchendzonga National Park has almost 17 lakes and innumerable glaciers. Some of the most famous trekking routes in northeast India are in this national park. April to May is the best time to visit Kanchendzonga National Park.
3. Manas National Park, Assam
There are national parks like Manas National Park in Assam which is famous for its wildlife sightings. Tourists visit this national park to see the rhinoceros in its natural habitat. But you can also go on an elephant safari deep into the jungles and spot tigers, water buffalo, deer, langur, red panda, and other animals. You can take a jungle walk and visit tribals living inside the park. You can do river rafting and see aquatic life in the river. If you are visiting in the right season, you can also see tea workers working in tea estates. October to February is the best time and season to visit Manas National park.
4. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Assam
The most wonderful thing about Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is that there are no elephant or jeep safaris here. You can go on a boat and spot the various birds and animals from a distance. Much of this national park has wetlands and marshes. But other parts of this national park also have forests and grasslands. Birds like a white-winged wood duck, Bengal Florican, pelicans, storks, and herons can be found here in the marshes and swamps. You will find jungle trekking trails here, but most prefer a boat to spot animals, birds, and reptiles. If you are in luck, you can also spot wild horses, tigers, and langurs in this national park.
5. Orang National Park, Assam
Orang National Park is one of the oldest national parks in northeastern India. This national park is located on the Brahmaputra river, which flows through Assam. The most famous attraction of Orang National Park is the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. You can easily spot the animals roaming in the grasslands in this national park. Royal Bengal Tiger is another attraction of this national park. Tourists generally prefer to go on an elephant safari when they visit Orang National Park. There are many other wild animals here like Pygmy Hog, elephants, water buffaloes, porcupines, dolphins, etc. March and April are the best months to visit this park.
6. Nameri National Park, Assam
Nameri National Park is famous for its bird species. You can spot hornbills, ibis, white-winged wood duck, and many other birds here. There are quite a few rivers that flow through this national park. They are full of various fishes. River rafting, swimming, angling, and fishing, are water-based activities that you can do here. You can go on an elephant safari and spot many wild animals in their natural habitat. Tigers, leopards, dholes, sambar, hog deer, and sloth bear are some wild animals that you can spot here. You can visit Nameri National Park in the winter months from November to April.
7. Balphakram National Park, Meghalaya
Situated in Garo Hills, Balphakram National Park is a treat for bird watchers. You can spot colorful birds in the dense jungles and treetops. Hornbill, floricans, drongo, and bulbul are some of the birds that can be found here. You can also spot various animals like water buffalo, red panda, cats, etc. The national park is best if you want to go for a tribal tour. You can book any of the Meghalaya tour packages and see the natural beauty of this national park.
8. Nokrek National Park, Meghalaya
Nokrek National Park is one of those national parks in Meghalaya where you can do so much more than watch animals and birds. It has such rare animals as the red panda, marbled cat, hornbills, gaur, etc. With its hilly topography and river streams that flow through this park, you will find so many places to do wildlife photography. You can visit Siju Bird Sanctuary and Siju Cave nearby.
9. Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
Namdapha National Park is one of the biggest national parks in North East India. The most wonderful thing about this national park is that you can spot all the four big cats – Tiger, Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Common Indian Leopard – in this national park. Along with this, you can also spot red panda, musk deer, palm civet, and other animals. Namdapha National Park is a bird watcher’s paradise, where you can spot hornbills, magpies, kingfishers, and many other birds. You can also have a tribal tour and meet tribals who live in this national park. You can visit Namdapha National Park between October to May.
10. Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur
Situated near Loktak Lake in Manipur, Keibul Lamjao National Park is one of the best national parks in the North East. It is famous as the world’s only floating park. There are wetlands and evergreen forests and grasslands in this national park. You can find reptiles, birds, and mammals like flying fox, cobra, vipers, python, kingfishers, larks, ducks, cranes, etc. Many tribal communities live here like Thang, Brel, and Maril tribes. You can visit their traditional homes and interact with them to know their lifestyle. The Winter season is the best time to visit Keibul Lamjao National Park.
11. Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Hoolock Gibbon is the most famous attraction of the Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Jorhat. This Hoolock Gibbon is the only ape species that is found in India. The lush greenery and rivers that flow through this national park make conditions best for this unique ape to flourish in this national park. Other animals to spot here are elephants, macaques, pigtailed macaques, etc. You can visit Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in the winter months between October to March.
12. Bison (Rajbari) National Park, Tripura
You can see the Indian Gaur or the Bison in this national park. Rajbari National Park is the ideal habitat for the bison to survive here. Grasslands, forests, and rivers make this the perfect home for other species also like deer, pheasants, golden langurs, leopards, wild cats, etc.
13. Phawngpui National Park, Mizoram
Phawngpui National Park is also called Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park. This national park is situated in the hills of Mizoram. There are many species of animals and birds that are found here. Black bears, mountain goats, leopards, langur, and many types of birds can be found here in the dense canopy of this national park. You can visit this national park from November to April.
14. Mouling National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
In the Yingkiong region of Arunachal Pradesh, Mouling National Park is perfect for wildlife spotting and adventurous activities. You can spot the red panda, leopards, python, barking deer, and many other creatures in the national park. You can do thrilling activities like river rafting, fishing, and trekking here. There are no entry fees to enter this national park and winter is the best time to visit Mouling National Park.
15. Ntangki National Park, Nagaland
Located in the state of Nagaland, the Ntangki National Park is best if you want to see the various wild creatures. You can spot the hoolock gibbon, gaur, hornbills, and palm civet. Tiger, golden langur and many other animals and birds inhabit this national park. You can also go on a tribal tour and meet indigenous tribes that live here like Zeliangrong. You can visit Ntangki National Park from November to May.
16. Sirohi National Park, Imphal
Sirohi National Park is very close to the Indo-Burma border. It is a small national park but is full of greenery and wildlife. The various flowers that grow here make this a colorful place. Sirohi Lily is a type of flower that only grows in this national park. If you are a lover of exotic flowers then you must visit this national park once. You can visit Sirohi National Park in May and June. Entry is free.
17. Marat Longri National Park, Assam
Marat Longri National Park in Diphu Assam is known for its botanical gardens. You can observe various flowering plants and rare plants here. But there are many animals here like sloth bears, elephants, tigers, gibbons, etc. You can also spot wild pigs, pangolins, barking deer, and leopards here. Winter season is the best time to visit this national park.