Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Guwahati city in the state of Assam. This small sanctuary is rich in mammals and birds. This is one of the worth visiting places in the city. This article will provide all the necessary information about the sanctuary.

Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the extreme east of the Guwahati city in the state of Assam, North East India. The sanctuary covers an area of 78.64 square kilometer and is a perfect place for the Guwahati visitors to refresh themselves in touch with the nature. It is 15 km away from Guwahati Railway Station. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 19th June, 2004 by the government of Assam. The sanctuary falls under East-Kamrup Forest division of kamrup district.Amchang forest

What to see in Amchang

Amchang wildlife sanctuary is famous for rare and endangered animals and birds. The most commonly found species of mammals are – Chiness pangolin, Slow Loris,Flying Fox, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon, Jungle cat, leopard cat, leopart, Elephant, wild pig, sambar, Barking deer, Porcupine, squirrel, Civet Cat etc. As the mighty river Brahmaputra is flowing adjacent to this sanctuary, it harbours hundreds of bird species including migratory birds. The most commonly seen birds are – Lesser Adjutant stork, Greater Adjutant Stork, white – backed vulture, Slender billed Vulture, Khaleej Pheasant, Green Imperial Pigeon, Lessar Pied Hornbill, Parakeet etc. Some reptiles like Python, Indian Cobra, Monitor Lizard can also be seen in this forest.Amchang bird

Best time to Visit Amchang

The ideal time to visit Amchang wild life sanctuary is October to April.

How to reach Amchang

Since the sanctuary is located at the heart of the major city Guwahati, it is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Guwahati Railway Station is just 15 km away from the park whereas the international airport is about 30 kilometers away. The easiest route to the sanctuary is from Narengi through Bonda Forest office.

Accommodation near Amchang

All kinds of accommodation is available in Guwahati city. There are lots of tourist lodges and hotels with luxurious facility are available in the city.
Amchang resort

Contact for Visit

1.Divisional Forest Officer
Guwahati Wildlife Division
A.T. Road, Santipur
Tel: Ph. +91 361- 2656771


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