Royal Manas National Park
Open Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry : free
Address : Royal Manas National Park, Gonphu, Bhutan
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Why to visit Royal Manas National Park
The oldest national park in Bhutan, Royal Manas National Park is also one of the country's largest. It is the greatest example of tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems in Bhutan, and is known as the "conservation showpiece of the Kingdom." It is located in south-central Bhutan and shares its southern boundaries with India's Manas Tiger Reserve. It is a natural wonder that exhibits the distinct flora and fauna of Bhutan and the Himalayan Region. It is rich in wildlife species, including many threatened species.
This park is home to a variety of endangered wildlife species, including one-horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, clouded leopards, Gangetic dolphins, Himalayan black bears, and others. The golden langur, a rare species, can also be found here. A visit to this park is an excellent way to get a closer look at Bhutan's wilder side. Trekking and elephant safari are two interesting activities in Bhutan that you should do during your vacation to the Royal Manas National Park.
It has excellent connectivity with neighbouring national parks and animal sanctuaries via biological corridors, in addition to being a haven for flora and fauna. Other natural reserves in Bhutan include Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park in the northwest, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary in the southwest, Phrumsengla National Park in the northern centre, and Jomotshangkha Wildlife Sanctuary in the south-east.
The daily charge is $250 USD, except from December to February and from June to August, when it is reduced to $200 USD. Both the Bhutanese Ngultrum (Nu) and the US Dollar are accepted. Also, keep enough water bottles with you.
By Atharva Yeshwardhan
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