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Royal Manas National Park

Royal Manas was entitled as a wildlife sanctuary in 1966 and became a National Park officially only in 1993. The park shelters more than 365 species (recorded) of birds and grows 900 classes of plants and trees. Most of the trees have religious and medicinal values and are commercially used for the same.

The Royal Manas is situated in the southern part of Bhutan and borders the Manas Tiger Reserve, India which is a world heritage site. It also connects the Singye Jigme Wangchuk National park.

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Highlight
: Royal Bengal tiger, one –horned rhinoceros, leopards, Himalayan black bears are few of the wilderness you can spot. Birds which are almost extinct in other part of the world such as Pallas fishing eagle, emerald cuckoo, blue headed rock thrush etc take refuge in this park; elephant and jeep safari, and boat trips are part of the park’s entertainment.

Location
: Thimpu

Best Season
: November to March

Cost
: N/A

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What You Should Know More About Sarpang

  • Travel Advice

    • Do not take photographs of people, events, or objects without their permission.

    • Get your own camping gear, warm clothes, torches, trekking shoes, and cameras.

    • Do not discuss anything controversial with the locals

    • Do not take photographs inside temple, sacred places, and religious sites.

    • Follow the traditional dress code when you enter these temples and holy places.

    • Do not climb onto any of the religious sites or sacred places.

    • Do not touch holy objects inside the monastery or a sacred site.

    • Do not point your finger or feet at anyone while talking.

    • Do not touch the forehead of any person as it is considered a sign of disrespect.

    • If you are wearing hats or any of the fashionable headgear, please take them off before entering the monastery or religious place.

    • Do not wear revealing or skimpy clothes in this town, or when entering a place of religious significance.

    • Do not speak loudly inside the religious premises.

    • Do not through rubbish inside temples or scared sites.

    • Do not say anything negative about the country, its Royal couple, or discuss political issues with locals.

  • Drinking Law

    Do not drink in public areas or places of worship when you visit this place. Drinking during treks is also not permitted.

  • Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford to Miss

    Nature and wildlife


    Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary is the most popular wildlife destination of Sarpang .It has subtropical climate and biodiversity of flora and fauna. In these Sal forests you can spot deer, Bengal tiger, and Cheetah. You are also likely to find dolphins in the river. This is more of a stopover district than a place that can be explored for many other adventure activities.

    The Gelephu Tshachu (hotspring) has medicinal properties and has the ability of curing many health ailments.  Royal Manas National Park is popular for its biodiversity. At this park you will find birds and animals of many species inhabiting.

    This is not a place for nightlife or shopping, as the town is traditional though there are various ethnicities that inhabit.


  • What You Will Like There

    Nature and sightseeing


    The only thing to see in this district is sightseeing and wildlife. There are no specialty places that can be mentioned, except for the wildlife sanctuaries. It is only two and a half hours from Guwahati. You can visit nearby towns and villages for nature and getting a glimpse of the wildlife.


    Towns and villages


    Gelephu is a town closer to this town district that is good for an overnight stay. You can visit this town and take a look at the Nyimalung Goemba in the Chhume valley the next morning. This is the place where the monks stayed. There is also a football ground that is closer to this town and can be visited if you wish to play the game.


    Trekking and hiking


    The national parks and sanctuaries are the most trekked areas by the foreigners. The best month to visit these places is from November to March. You can also attend the tsechu festival in this region to get a cultural insight. Assam in India is closer to this district town. There is also a conservation area in Assam closer to the district where you can spot more than 40 to 50 tigers. You are also likely to spot amongst more than 360 species of birds as well.


    Eco tourism


    You can also visit the My Gakidh Village to experience the lush greenery and eco tourism. You can take treks through the landscape view of these scenic villages and spend time camping and trekking here. This is a simpatico village and it is better to have your own set of food and drink arrangements. You need to visit the village for any eating joints. There are only cottages available for tourists to stay. Ideally, camping and trekking in this village can be done at lot of trekking spots.


    Taktsang Monastery: Tiger's Nest


    This is the only monastery that is closer to the Sarpang town. You can visit this monastery to get a view of its architecture and history. This monastery is closer to a place called Paro and is located in the upper valley of Paro. This is a scenic place that is surrounded by scenic mountains and vegetation. You can also visit the eight caves that are closer to this monastery. In this mountain valley you can find the only international airport that is closer to this place. You can visit the 8 nearby caves after you visit this monastery. This is one of the most difficult treks and can be done by advances trekkers.


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