Royal Manas National Park

ROYAL MANAS NATIONAL PARK (RMNP), covers and area of 1,057 sq km linking in its northern area with Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park and unlike other National Parks, shares a boundary with Assam enabling it to be continuous with the Manas Tiger Reserve of the Indian World Heritage Site. RMNP connects in the north-west with Singye Jigme Wangchuck National Park, through biological corridors to Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary in the south-west, Thrumshing La in thenorthern centre and across to Khaling Nature Reserve in the south-east. On the southern borders of the park there are wide river beds and upto an altitude of 1,00m, there are vast areas of tropical monsoon forest broken only by swathes of natural grassland. The land continues to climb through tropical moist forests then around 2,000m it passesthrough temperate broadleaf forests before finally reaching dense forests of oak. This national park provides an amazing area for wildlife studies and holidays. Presently there are predicted over 530 bird species, 300 plants and 58 mammals including the rare Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog, Binturong, and Clouded Leopard. Quite definitely a diverse area most of which is, at present, undiscovered so exactly what can be seen, is impossible to predict.