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