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Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuaries

 

Located in the western boundary of Guwahati city, Deepar Beel Sanctuary is the only Ramsar Site in the State. It is a picturesque wetland of 4.14 sq. kms.

 

What you expect to see

 

170 species of Birds - 2 Critically Endangered, 1 Endangered, 5 Vulnerable and 4 Near Threatened. The major Avian species are Greater Adjutant Stork, Whistling Teal, Open Billed Stork, Shoveler, Pintail, Garganey and high concentration of Pheasant tail jacanas etc. Occasional visit of herd Elephant from the adjacent Rani–Garbhanga landscape.


The Inhabitant species recorded so far are 12 species of Reptiles, 50 species of Fishes, 6 species of Amphibians, along with 155 species of aquatic macro-biota etc. and Hunting Wasp and arrays of Butterflies & Insect community.


How to reach : It is barely 18 kms. away from the heart of Guwahati city and well known for its pristine beauty & exceptional avifaunal diversity. Fringed by the Rani-Garbhanga Reserved Forests with mixed deciduous to patches of semi evergreen forests on its southern edge, it offers a rare sight where one sees a fascinating convergence of both wetland and forest eco-system.


Where to stay : All kinds of accommodations are available in the adjacent Guwahati city.


Whom to contact for visit : The Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division, A.T. Road, Santipur, Guwahati-781009, Tel.- 0361-2656771(P), 094350 31789 (Mobile).


Best season for visit : October to April.

 

A view of the wetland

Greater adjutant stork

Black necked

Stork

Sunset at Deepar Beel

 
 
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