Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
This beautiful habitat is a must visit for all of the wildlife lovers out there. Popularly known as the ‘Wildlife Lovers’ Paradise’, this splendid reserve is adorned with grasslands, wetlands and alluring forests. It is located in the pristine Nagaon District of Assam, on the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River. It is home to one of the most coveted pride of Assam, the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and is very well protected.
The Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is well known for its rare species of different flora and fauna. Besides the one-horned Rhino, another majestic addition is the Royal Bengal Tiger. Other species include the Wild Boar, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Black Deer, Elephant, Leopard, Civet, Cat, etc. It also houses around 225 species of migratory and inhabitant birds, including the endangered Bengal Florican, which is truly remarkable.
If you want to indulge in innate luxury and enjoy some transcendental time in the lap of nature, you must make the effort to visit this divine paradise. The Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is very eco-friendly and is a part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori Eco System; which works for the conservation of endangered species.
Luckily for you, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Assam so you don’t have to worry about transport and accommodation. Everything you would require is well taken care of. It has good connectivity by road and air. It is situated at a distance of 25 kms. from Nagaon and 125 kms. from Guwahati. Bus and taxi services are also available. The nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati and the nearest railway station is Nagaon station.
The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to April. Although you could book your stay at the hotels in Nagaon, as this is the nearest place to the beautiful reserve, it is advisable to get in touch with the staff and officials of the habitat for useful information on timings, accommodation and fees. So come visit this charming and breathtakingly beautiful wonder of nature and make some pleasing memories along the way!