Popularly known as mini
Orang national park covers 72-sq-kms only and is located towards the north
bank of Brahamaputra. This park is 150-km from Guwahati and 31-km from
Tezpur. From Tezpur
by bus on Tezpur-Guwahati route at 45-km west is Orang Chariali and from
their 18-km towards the south is Orang wildlife sanctuary. On October 1st,
1992 Orang Wildlife Sanctuary was renamed as Rajib (Rajiv) Gandhi Wildlife
Flora & Fauna
The Orang Wildlife Sanctuary area is having rich forestry of Sal, Teak, Simul, and Eucalyptus trees with wild beasts such as One-horned Rhino, Elephants, Leopards, Sambhars, Deers, etc. During winter birds from far off places come here to nestle. Milky white Pelicans from America also migrate over here.
The nearest railhead is Saloni & Rangapara. The park has only a small rest house so it is better to stay at Tezpur and visit this park.
Road: 2 buses from Orang Chariali, one at morning and the other at evening ply regularly for Orang. Visiting Orang by bus requires staying for a night at Orang.
Night stay at the 2 forest bungalows of Orang, without electricity & modern amenities is nothing but a thrilling experience. At the entrance gate, the Silbari forest bungalow is simply excellent. Another one is 5-km interior of the forest called Sat Simul bungalow.
Walking is not allowed in the interior forest, so use jeep to explore the forest surroundings.