Dehing Patkai

Assam

Overview - Dehing Patkai

The Dihing-patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is part of a large tract of elephant corridor of Northern Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. These are the only rainforests of Assam and are rich in biodiversity and very productive for birdwatchers with beautiful and rare species alike.
Unfortunately where there is prosperity for wildlife, there has historically been scope for human prosperity as the old Digboi Oilfields are part of this landscape as are the famous tea gardens of Assam.

The silence of the dense rainforest broken by the occasional blast sounds of the refineries.
We focus on the birds here and there are various species in these beautiful forests.

Best Time to Visit Dehing Patkai

November to mid-May is a great time to visit.

Summers : March-May is when the vegetation is at it’s lowest ebb, with the breeding season of the birds makes it very fruitful.

Highlight Species - Dehing Patkai

Types of Safaris - Dehing Patkai

Walking Safaris/Jeep Safaris : Vehicles can be used to traverse through the sanctuary, though birding will be done on foot on the forest trails. Being a rainforest, it is best explored all throughout on foot, except while getting from one birding hotspot to the next.

How to reach Dehing Patkai

By Air : The nearest airport is Dibrugarh which is just 80 km from the Dehing-Patkai Sanctuary. Digboi, Duliajan ot Margherita are the closest town to the forest. The towns are within 20 km from the forest. Bus or taxi can be availed from the Dibrugarh (Mohanbari) Airport to these towns. Dibrugarh town is also well connected with trains.

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