Located on the northern bank of the River Brahmaputra in the Sontipur district of Assam, the Bura-Chapuri Wildlife Sanctuary is well worth a visit when on a tour to this north eastern state of India. Even though the one-horned rhinoceros is the sanctuaries greatest draw, you will also get the opportunity to see many other animals in their natural habitat in the Bura-Chapuri Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wildlife viewing is particularly pleasurable in the months between November and March. It is best to plan your tour to the Bura-Chapuri Wildlife Sanctuary at this time.
- Nearest railway station is Rangapara which is at a distance of about 60 km from Bhalukpong in Sonitpur district.
- Nearest airport is at a distance of about 10 km from Tezpur at Saloni.
Covering an area of 44.06 km, the amazing flora and fauna of Bura-Chapuri Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to impress not just the animal and nature lovers but also the common travelers frequenting it. Other than the famous rhino, it is also the best breeding ground of the Bengal Florican.
Some of the other animals that can be sighted in the Bura-Chapuri Wildlife Sanctuary include Asiatic Buffalo, Wild Boar, Otter, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Barking Deer, etc. The list also comprises of different reptiles.
It is a delightful experience to watch the fishes moving about in the water bodies. Many birds too migrate to this wildlife reserve stretching over the alluvial flood plains of Central Assam. Though there aren't too many, the wintering ferruginous ducks are also lovely to watch.