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Royal Manas National Park

Royal Manas National Park is the fourth largest park in Bhutan, protecting a territory of 1057 km2. It shares its neighborhood with India’s World Heritage site, Manas Tiger Reserve, and is also associated by passageways to Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary and Jigme Singye National Park.

Royal Manas National Park comprises three regions:
  • Zhemgang,
  • Sarpang,
  • Pemagatsel.

Fifty-eight mammal species have been reported in the park to date such as:

  • Tiger (Panthera Tigris),
  • Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa),
  • Swamp Deer (Cervus duvauceli),
  • Elephant (Elephas maximus),
  • Golden Langur (Trachypithecus geei),
  • Asiatic Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis),
  • Guar (Bos gaurus), Rhino (Rhinoceros unicorns),
  • Pigmy Hog (Sus salvanius).

Over 426 bird species are reported to be found in Royal Manas National Park:

  • Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis),
  • Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nipalensis),
  • Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum),
  • Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus).

Manas is home to about 900 species of vascular plants having 348 big trees, 206 shrubs, 90 climbers, and 192 herbs.

A National Park situated on the River bank of the Manas. Lusty green forests and clear frozen Himalayan water give you many opportunities to leave an exciting time during a tour. The rafting from Panbang to Royal Manas National Park is a perfect route for bird watching and to sight other fauna. The spectacular view of the mountains surrounding Panbang is simply captivating.

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