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Royal Manas National Park

Royal Manas National Park is Bhutan’s oldest protected area which was originally founded in 1966. With its diverse tropical and sub-tropical ecosystem, the conserved area covers the eastern Saprang District, the western half of the Zhemgang District, and the western Pemagatshel District. The stunning protected area was officially entitled as a national park in 1993 and the year 2011, it opened to the outside world.

Manas National Park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, and pygmy hog.

Now the Royal Manas Park has become a crown jewel of the quaint kingdom of Bhutan.  Enriched with such an amount of rich flora and fauna, the divine Park is not only the most diverse protected area in the Kingdom but is also noted as one of the world’s biologically outstanding parks. With its luxuriant forest and variety of wild mammals and avian species, it has garbed the interest of many nature lovers and travelers who are venturing towards Bhutan.

The is said to have homed more than 900 species of vascular plants, 60 species of mammals, and 431 species of birds, which plays the perfect role as a paradise for nature lovers. According to the ranger of the Royal Manas National Park, about 25-35 Royal Bengal Tiger are seen gallivanting the perimeters and delighting in the natural hospitality.

The Royal Manas National Park with its diverse natural feature takes care of endangered wildlife species such as:
  • The Royal Bengal tiger,
  • Asian elephant,
  • greater one-horned rhinoceros,
  • clouded leopard,
  • Himalayan black bears, and some other rare animals.

It is also among the few places in the world where the family of golden langur majestically resides and grace the natural facilities provided by the woods and lake.

Travelers with Keen interest in the feline family can spot more than 8speices of big cats during their visit to Royal Manus National Park. The moist subtropical region of RMNP creates a perfect ambiance to be the breeding ground for the sky exotic avian species such as the globally threatened Rufous-necked hornbill, Pallas fishing eagle, great white-bellied heron, spotted wren-babbler, blue-headed rock thrush, and emerald cuckoo.

Hence the park us intact an ideal birding destination blessed with a serene atmosphere and multiple bird species for avid birdwatchers. Accordingly, due to the overwhelming facilities and natural vibe provided by RMNP, the perimeter has become a hot spot for camping and tourism.

Trekking through the dense legitimate forest or boating in the clean river stream, which splits through the sentence forest, the natural ambiance and pristine hospitality of Royal Manas National Park can be enjoyed in many ways.

Best time to visit Royal Manas National Park
  • Royal Manas National Park is open all around the year but November to April is considered the best time to visit RMNP.
  • During the peak monsoon season, the national peak is recorded to receive rainfall of 5000mm so it is best advised for the rainy season.

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