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Manas National Park

100 Years of People's Participation in Conservation

"On a gentle slaps in the facilities of the Himalayas, where wooded hills give way to alluvial grasslands and tropical forests, the Manas sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species. Such as the Tiger, Pygmy Hog, Indian Rhinoceros and Indian Elephants."

2005 is the centenary year of the formation of Manas, a period during which it has added a number of features to its cap to become.....
  • UNESCO world heritage site
  • National park
  • Tiger reserve
  • Elephant reserve
  • Biosphere reserve
  • Important bird area
All this has been possible only because of the conservation tradition of the bodos living around Manas.

Manas National Park is a trans-frontier world heritage site sharing its borders with the Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan and is home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna in the world.

The first community ecotourism initiative in northeast India.

The Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society (MMES), the organisation behind this initiative, has transformed the concept of ecological conservation and community participation in the process through.......
  • Systematic approach towards ecological conservation
  • Construction of communication links to the ecotourism area like roads, bridges etc.
  • Setting up of regular monitoring groups comprising of volunteers to monitor endangered species.
  • Setting of subsidiary sources of revenue like handloom unit, handicraft unit, sericulture unit, cooperative farming unit and livestock rearing unit.

But perhaps the most important achievement of MMES has been to absorb former insugents and poachers into its ranks as conservation volunteers and these people are now torchbearers for the local community in ushering in peace and a more stable conservation environment in the area.

An Invitation
MMES invites you to participate in conservation and village development activities and enjoy the beauty and serene environment of Manas.
  • You can go into the heart of the tiger reserve by foot, on jeeps or an elephants backs.
  • You can trek along the village trails for appreciating local architecture, traditions & livelihood processes.
  • You can stay in protection camps, machans (tree houses) and monitoring centres.
  • You can stay in village homes and enjoy and learn from the unique and beautiful culture and traditions of the local bodos.
  • You can also go on bullock cart rides & participate in agro-based activities.

The Team
Partners :
Manas Maozigengri MMES
Ashoka Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Help Tourism
Supported by : 
Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)
Manas Tiger Reserve (MTR)
All Bodo Students Union (ABSU)
Association for Conservation and Tourism

100 Kms from Guwahati on NH 31 is Pathsala from where it diverts to North on NH 152 and 30 kms to Lakhi Baazar.

Manas Jungle Camp
» Demonstration Project
» Guest House
» Tented Accomodation

Tour Packages
04 Days & 03 Nights Jungle Plan
03 Days & 02 Nights Jungle Plan

Booking Contacts
E-mail : xtreme.ne@gmail.com
For Package prices and other booking details, contact:

New Delhi
Ashoka Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Tel : +(91)-(11)-23250525
Ashoka Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Tel : +(91)-(141)-2811747, 2811244




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