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Royal Manas National Park

Thimphu, Bhutan
Royal Manas National Park is a haven for wildlife lovers. It is the oldest national park in Bhutan and is home to Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, clouded leopard, and gangetic dolphins. It gives you all the more reasons to visit this place as you won’t find these species anywhere else.
Wildlife watchers will get the golden opportunity to catch sight of Royal Bengal Tigers, Clouded Leopards, Gaur, Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Black Bear, Asian Elephant, Golden Langur, Wild Water Buffalo, and the one-horned rhinoceros. Snakes like Flying Snake, King Cobra, Banded Krait and Vine Snake are common too. Among the 365 bird species, you will find Emerald Cuckoo, Spotted Wren-Babbler, White-bellied Heron, Pallas Fishing Eagle, Wreathed Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, Great Indian Hornbill, and Rufous-necked Hornbill.
Make your Royal Manas National Park tour memorable with an elephant back ride while watching the world from a different perspective. The mahouts will guide the elephants through the grasslands where you can catch the elusive one-horned rhinoceros in action. While passing through the jungle, the Golden Langurs and Hornbills will seem to be at hand’s reach!
The eco trek of Gomphu to Royal Manas on the Eastern Himalayas can be a great option to explore the natural saga of Royal Manas closely. Check out the Royal Manas National Park map to plan your trek route, which takes maximum 4 days to complete.
The best time to visit this park is during the winter months of November through February to sight the migratory birds and endemic animals. Nevertheless, the park is open throughout the year and sighting the animals is subject to luck and guidance of the park authority.
November through February, the Royal Manas National Park weather remains pleasant. The climatic variations are quite common although minimal rainfall is seen during the winter season. Around 5,000 mm rainfall is witnessed every year during May through September.
Opening hours: 5:30 AM – 6:30 PM throughout the week

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