Joypur RainforestA splendid specimen of nature, the Joypur rainforest situated in Dibrugarh, is a rare jewel of nature. Spread across an area of 108 sq kms, the Joypur rainforest is marked by rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Many tourist attractions have been developed here to make the place a tourist hotspot. Joypur rainforest is bounded by Sibsagar district in the west and Arunachal Pradesh on the east and south. The rainforest falls within a humid zone and is characterized by high precipitation. The maximum temperature recorded here is 35 degrees Celsius while the minimum is 8 degrees Celsius.
Flora and fauna of the RainforestJoypur rain forest is a part of world heritage wet evergreen forests and is very rich in biodiversity. Many endangered species of flora and fauna are found here. Around 102 species of orchids are available in the forest. There are also predominant species of Hollong available in the forest. Depterocarpus, namely Mekai on the top canopy along with Hollong trees can also be found here. Other species available in the top canopy are Sam, Sopa, Dhuna, Hollong, Borpat and Jatuli among others. The species found in the middle canopy are Hilikha, Nahar, Morhal, Selleng, Jamuk, Bhomora and others.
The rainforest has some impressive number of rare and endangered fauna species. There are as many as seven species of big cat like tiger, clouded leopard, leopard, Asiatic golden cat, leopard cat, marbled cat, and jungle cat. Other species include sloth bear, Assamese macaque, tree frog, spotted dear, slow loris, Indian bison, capped langur, sambar, hillock gibbon and flying squirrels. As many as 281 species of birds, 70 species of fish, 276 species of butterflies and 46 species of mammals are found here. One can spot different bird species in the rainforest like drongoes, minivests, pheasants, jacanas, orioles, wood ducks, owls, eagles and hornbills.
Joypur Rainforest Tourist AttractionsA major attraction of the Joypur rainforest is the “Rainforest Festival”, the first ever in India, celebrated here. Activities like trekking, rafting, camping, elephant ride and bird watching are available for the tourists in the forest which turns it a wonderful tourist place.
How to reach Joypur RainforestBuses, cars and auto rickshaws are available to reach the rainforest in Dibrugarh from bus stops and railway stations.
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