Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is situated on the southern bank of the River Brahmaputra. It is one of the most popular sites of the district and is popular throughout the world. Established in the year 1908 as a game reserve, it became a national park in the year 1974 and is inscribed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of World Natural Heritage Site in the year 1985. It has an area of 430 sq kms and lies between the Brahmaputra River and the Karbi Anglong hills. Much of the park is swampy intermingled with large water bodies, patches of elephant grass, scattered trees and bushes. The wildlife of this park includes several species like the great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, elephant, wild boar, hog deer, swamp deer, buffalo and other water fowl. Moreover, many migratory birds visit Kaziranga in the winter season. For viewing wildlife in the swamp land, there are several watch towers in Kaziranga National Park. Elephant and jeep rides are also available. The park usually remains closed from May. The means of travel inside the park is on the back of trained elephants with mahout guides, or in Jeep or 4WD vehicles. Most rides are booked in advance and depart from the Park Administrative Centre in Kohora. The Park has three tourist routes under the jurisdiction of three Ranges — Kohora, Bagori and Agaratoli. These roads are open to light vehicles from November to mid May. The park remains closed from mid-May to September due to monsoon.
Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 97.15 km2. It is located 25 km from Golaghat town and about 318 km from Guwahati LGBI Airport. The forest type is tropical semi-evergreen with pockets of pure evergreen, interspersed with small forest marshes. The area was declared as a Wildlife sanctuary in 2003. The sanctuary along with Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary (6 km2) and Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary (37 km2) are a part of the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve, which was declared on 17 April 2003, with an estimated area of 3,270 km2.
Flora : - Bhelu, Gomari, Ajar, Nahor, Udiyam, Poma, Bon Som etc. It harbors some rare species of orchids.
Fauna :- Elephant, Hoolock gibbon, Stumped tailed macaque, pig tailed macaque, Slow loris, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Tiger, Leopard, Fishing cat, Barking deer, Sambar, Wild pigs etc.
Birds : - White winged wood duck, Great pied hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Adjutant stork, etc.
Reptiles: - Tortoise, Monitor Lizard, Python, etc.