Dihing-Patkai Elephant Reserve is in Assam.
This place is a nature lover’s paradise, with untouched rainforests that will make your heart sing (and your leeches squirm). But don’t let the leeches scare you off, because the beauty of this place is worth the inconvenience.
From the charming town of Naharkatia, one can start the journey. One can also make a quick stop at a nearby monastery and a beautiful tea garden before embarking on jungle hike.
And let me tell you, the hike will be thrilling. The forest is so lush and green, and it starts raining as soon as you enter (which is amazing, in my opinion). Plus, since hardly any tourists go there, it’s like having your own private nature reserve. Just make sure to bring a friend with you, and watch out for those darn leeches!
Dehing Patkai National Park covers an area of 231.65 km2 (89.44 sq mi) of rainforest and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2004 and upgraded to a national park in 2020. It’s part of the Dehing Patkai Landscape which is a dipterocarp-dominated lowland rainforest and is the largest stretch of lowland rainforests in India. It’s home to a wide variety of wildlife, including white-winged wood ducks and elephants and it’s a great place for nature lover, bird watcher and wildlife enthusiast. So, if you’re looking for a truly wild adventure, Dehing Patkai National Park is the place to be!