Assam has five national parks and 18 wildlife sanctuaries, these protected area of Assam considered as one of the important wildlife areas for the protection of primate diversity and flora and fauna. Protected Area of Assam attract large number of tourists and wildlife lovers for photography and nature.
Dibru – Saikhowa national park is located at about 12 km north of Tinsukia town of Assam and a safe haven for many endangered species and rare creatures including Capped Langur,water buffalo, Black-breasted Parrotbill and 7 species of wild cats in India. This national wildlife park is mainly consists of forests, canebrakes and grasslands, also very rich in fish diversity due to Brahmaputra river.
Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site and home to world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses with total population of 2401. The park is also home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo,swamp deer and avifaunal species diversity and visibility. 9 of the 14 primate species found in India occur in the Kaziranga National Park as well as the only ape found in India, the hoolock gibbon.
Manas National Park is located in the Himalayan foothills and known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog. Manas National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.
Nameri National Park along with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. The park is also known as excellent elephant country and was considered to be an elephant reserve and paradise for bird watchers with over 300 species of birds.
Orang National Park is located on the bank of the Brahmaputra River and also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park because of similar landscape, streams and grassland. The park has a rich flora and fauna including wild boar,rhesus macaque,Indian rock python,small Indian civet,Leopard wild cat and great Indian one-horned rhinoceros.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 30 km from Guwahati and has a dense population of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Asiatic Buffaloo, 2000 migratory birds species and various reptiles.