Nature and Wildlife in DibrugarhThe beautiful district of Dibrugarh has abundance of natural beauty. Nature lovers would find Dibrugarh an amazing place as Dibrugarh tourism offers tourists nature and wildlife tourism among other things. The Joypur rainforest, Dibru-Saikhowa National park, Joklai Botanical Garden and so on are the splendid things of nature situated in Dibrugarh. Let us discuss more about nature and wildlife in Dibrugarh.
Jokai Botanical GardenSituated around 12 km from Dibrugarh on the Mancotta-Khamtighat road, the Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center is a protected biodiversity forest area. The botanical garden is located in the Jokai Reserve forest and spreads over an area of 12 hectares. The botanical garden has a storehouse facility where germplasm of some rare species of flora of this region are stored. The germplasm center showcases the flora diversity and richness of the region. Divided into different zones like the Medicinal and Aromatic plants, Orchid house, Rainforest specimen and so on, the plants of these zones or categories are stored along with their germplasm. The forest reserve is endowed with flora species like medicinal trees, oil-bearing plants, aromatic plants, fruit trees and fauna species like leopards, black panthers, civets, flying squirrels and various species of butterflies, pythons and other fisheries.
The reserve forest has been developed to make it a good tourist retreat. Many new additions have been made in the reserve forest for the tourists. The newly added attractions to the reserve forest include elephant ride to have an overview of the richness of the forest and having a view of the “Era Suti” along the boundary of the reserve forest. Migratory birds fly in here from different parts of the world providing a beautiful view of the nature. Bird lovers can have a glimpse of different birds during the main seasons. Other facilities like mini children park, pond, tube well have been developed to make it a tourist hotspot.
Dibru- Saikhowa National Park
Situated at a distance of 42 kms from Dibrugarh the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is known for possessing varied flora and fauna. Surrounded by Brahmaputra River and the Lohit and Dibru rivers, the Dibru Saikhowa National park is the largest Salix swamp in Northeast India having tropical, deciduous and grassland forests covering the park. The national park is located between Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.
Joypur RainforestThe Joypur rainforest is spread across an area of 108 sq kms in Dibrugarh and is marked by rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Many medicinal plants and endangered wildlife is found here in the rainforest. Click here for more on Joypur Rain Forest
Rukmini IslandSituated 11 kms upstream from Dibrugarh, the Rukmini Island is a beach island located in the midst of the Brahmaputra River. The island has an area of around 3.25 sq kms and is spread across 2.5 kms by 1.3 kms. The beautiful sand beaches and a blue water channel add to the attraction of the island. The island provides a picturesque sight with migratory birds flocking here every year. One can be lucky to spot Asiatic wild buffalo and Ganges dolphin in the island.
The island is a nature lover’s retreat as people from different places come here for spending special times with friends and family. Parasailing, angling, country boating, kayaking and water scootering are some of the activities for tourists in the island. A simple walk by the side of the water or a match of beach volleyball or croquet on the sand, an accelerating hack ride or campfire would be a wonderful experience in the island.