Orang National Park .

January 5, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

The Orang National Park is a national park in India located on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Udalguri and Sonitpur districts of Assam. It covers an area of 78.81 km2 (30.43 sq mi). It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a national park on 13 April 1999. It has a rich flora and fauna, including great Indian rhinocerospygmy hogAsian elephantwild water buffalo and Bengal tiger. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.

Brahmaputra River - Wikipedia

Visitor information :

The park is well connected by road, rail and air links with nearby towns in Assam. The nearest town is Tezpur at a distance of 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the park. Guwahati is about 140 kilometres (87 mi) from the park.

Avian fauna :

Bengal florican, a threatened species conserved in the park

The park is home to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, predators, scavengers and game birds. 47 families of AnatidaeAccipitridaeAddenda and Ardeiae are found in the park with maximum number of species. 222 species of birds have so far been recorded, some of which are: spot-billed pelican (Pelicanus philippensis).

Climate :

The climate in the park comprises three seasons namely, summer, monsoon, and winter. The park is subject to subtropical monsoon climate with rainfall precipitation occurring mostly during the period from May to September. The average annual rainfall is 3,000 millimetres (120 in).

Gallery :

  • Kaziranga rhinoceros also found in Orang National park
  • Rhino head

Reptiles :

Among reptiles, seven species of turtle and tortoise are found, out of which turtle varieties such as Lissemys punctataKachuga tecta are common. Among snakes, pythons and cobras are recorded here. Indian rock python, black kraitking cobracobramonitor lizard are the reptiles found here.