Sanctuary with an area of 111.19 Sq. Kms. is located in Dibrugarh
and Tinsukia districts and is famous for Assam Valley Tropical Wet
Evergreen Forests bordering Arunachal Pradesh. The Sanctuary is a
part of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve having the World War II
cemeteries nearby, along with the Stillwell Road and the oldest
refinery of Asia in Digboi and ‘open cast’ coal mining at Lido.
What you expect to see
Chinese pangolin, Flying fox, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque,
Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon,
Himalayan black bear, Hog –badger, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Fishing
cat, Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Wild pig, Sambar,
Barking deer, Gaur, Serow, Malayan giant squirrels, Porcupine,
Pig-tailed macaque etc.
Lesser Adjutant Stork, White Winged Wood duck, White-backed Vulture,
Slender-billed Vulture, White cheeked Hill Partridge, Khaleej
Pheasant, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Rufus necked Hornbill, Wreathed
Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, Black-browed Leaf
Wabler, Green Imperial Pigeon, Purple wood or Pale capped Pigeon
Rock python, King cobra, Asian leaf turtle, Monitor Lizard etc.
How to reach :
From Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Airport the Sanctuary is about 80 kms.
away. The Sanctuary is close to Digboi, Duliajan and Margherita
Where to stay :
Forest Inspection Bungalow at Digboi, contact – Divisional Forest
Officer, Digboi Division, Digboi, Tel.- 03751-264433. The Private
Lodges are - Digboi Tourist Lodge cum Restaurant, Golai No.1, Digboi,
P.O. Digboi, Tel.- 94351 69247, Central Transit Accommodation, I.O.C.
Digboi, Tel.- 03751-264025
Whom to contact for visit :
Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, P.O. Digboi, Pin:
786171, Dist. Tinsukia, Tel.- 03751-264433, Range Forest Officer,
Soraipung, P.O. Bhadoipanchali, Dist: Tinsukia, Range Forest
Officer, Margherita West Range, P.O. Margherita, Dist: Tinsukia.
Best season for visit :
September to March.