Royal Manas National Park is renowned as one of the ancient national parks in Bhutan. The entire planning of the infrastructure and other relevant things were first designed for this park. The same planning has been followed for other parks of Bhutan. The only concerns that were linked to this National Park was the security issues, which has now resolved and the park is now open to tourists and locals. Therefore, is not so popular even among the tourist agents of Thimpu and thus, the facilities here are not too much. In the year 2011, only 27 foreigners were recorded, who visited this National Park.
Overview of Royal Manas National Park
As the popularity of Royal Manas National Park has been at stake due to the security reasons, hence, we have compiled detailed information about this place. This will help in creating significant awareness of this Royal Manas and people will feel free to pay a visit here.
Royal Manas is considered as the “conservation showpiece of the Kingdom” and also a “genetic depository” for exclusive plants by the Royal Government of Bhutan. This park spreads across 1057 square kilometers of area and encompasses Sarpang District, western Pemagatshel District and western half of Zhemgang District. Moreover, you shall be amazed to know that this park is linked to Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary and Thrumshingla National Park through the biological corridors.
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This park is directly adjoins the World Heritage Site Manas National Park in Assam within India from the south. This park has further been listed in the Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNSESCO inclusion.
At the Royal Manas National Park, you shall find many significant plants that are ideal for being used in medicine, food, commerce and even in religious customs and rituals. More than 5000 people are dwelling in villages that are found in this park. However, Royal Manas has lush green forests where you shall find a large number of animals like water buffalos, around 30 to 50 tigers, elephants, clouded leopards, rhinoceros, civets and more than 300 bird species.
The tourism agencies should look into this matter and must come up with initiatives like they should arrange jeeps and elephant safaris from the central Manas camp, boat trips to the Manas camp and Panbang. The best time to visit Royal Manas National Park is from November to March.
The Royal Manas Park is one of the recommended places to visit in Bhutan. If you have visited the park and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.