MANAS NATIONAL PARK
Located in the Himalayan foothill in the western Assam, Manas was originally a game reserve since 1928 and became a Tiger Reserve in 1974, a World Heritage Site in 1985, a Biosphere Reserve in 1989. Then declared as a National Park in 1990.
The park is contiguous with the Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bangal and in 2003 it was declared part of Chirang-Ripu Elephant Reserve which serves as the international corrdior for elephant migration between Indian and Bhutan. Spread over an area of 500 sq. kms., the park has extensive grasslands and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. The park harbours more than 20 endangered species.
The Bansbari Lodge situated in prime position right at the entrance to the national park, with tea gardens on one side, jungle and views of the Himalayan foothills on the other.
The 16 large twin-bedded rooms with attached bathrooms are simply but comfortably furnished. Each bedroom has a writing-cum-dressing table, cane chairs and good hanging cupboard space.
The dining room serves home cooked local Assamese, North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.
The lodge also features a library.