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Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Assam

Main Wildlife Attractions: Tiger, Lesser Cats, Elephant, Qaur, Wild Boar, Hog Deer, Barking Deer

Coverage Area: 175 sq.kms

Established: 1934

Best Time to Visit:November to March

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Assam with its captivating hills and sensuous landscapes, presents a visual treat for your eyes. This state draws a steady count of tourists round the year to its various tourist attractions.

One such place, which finds place of pride in the itinerary of tourists, is the Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary.

Positioned in the Sonitpur District of Assam, Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam is a magnificent wildlife hub in this region. Spread on a sprawling area, this sanctuary which extends along the foothills of the Himalayan range, offers a splendid view of both wildlife and the surroundings.

Being well linked via air, rail and road, Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible to the tourists. Air-travelers may use the nearest airport of Saloni, which is approximately 10 kms from Tezpur, in the district of Sonitpur, 181 kms from Guwahati. For tourists coming by train, the nearest rail head is at Rangapara, 60 kms away from Bhalukpong, in the district of Sonitpur. Visitors taking the road to Sonai Rupai would also reach here easily, as this place is quite well connected to the all the key areas of the region, as well as to the other parts of the country. The months of November to March are your best time to visit Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Indian Bison and Elephant are the main attractions of this sanctuary. This place is also abode to the deer and many other animals. The various categories of hill birds at this place will also enthrall you. You may also have your heart's fill by viewing the one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard and some other fauna belonging to this category of cats. Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam also offers you something beyond its wonderful wildlife.

As this place extends along the foothills of the Himalayan range, the picturesque beauty of the surroundings come as an added bouquet. So, hurry to book yourself for a tour to Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam. You would remember this tour for a long time to come.