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Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuaries

The 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

Mammals : 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.

Birds : 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 etc.

Reptiles : 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 towns.

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.


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