Garampani in local Assamese language means "hot water" and the Wildlife Sanctuary by this name is famous for its hot springs and waterfalls. The sanctuary is rich in its bio-diversity. Some rare birds can be seen in this sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to hoolock gibbons and golden langurs.
The area of Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary is relatively small, just about 6.05 sq. kms. The sanctuary is full of rare and endangered flora and fauna. The climate of this sanctuary is moist tropical. The vegetation of the santuary is tropical semi-evergreen.
The Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary provides habitat to a wide variety of wild animals & birds. The mammals population of the sanctuary include the Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Sambar, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Slow Loris, Pig Tailed Macawue, Rhesus Macaque, Chinese Pangolin, Civet, Indian Fox, Mongoose etc. Common reptiles in the forests include the Python, Cobra, Monitor lizards and a variety of amphibians.
The common bird species in the forest include – Red Jungle Fowl, Kaleej Pheasant, different species of Hornbill, Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Racket tailed Drongo, Myna, Jungle Myna, Hill Myna, Blackhooded Oriole, Parakeet, Dove, Drongo, Bulbul, Minivet, Eagle, Kingfisher, Woodpecker, Barbet, Owl, Brown Fish Owl etc.
The vegetation of the santuary is predominantly tropical semi-evergreen. Trees like Holokh,Hollong,Bhelu,Nahar, Poma,Uriiyam, Hilikha, etc. are some of the species seen in the sanctuary.
How To Reach Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary :
By Air : The Wild life sanctuary can be accessed through Dimapur airport in Nagaland which is 55 kilometers away. The Jorhat Airport is also nearby, 85 kms from the Sanctuary.
By Road : The road connectivity is provided through National Highway 39, Guwahati being about 6/7 hours drive. Golaghat, the nearest town, is about 25 kms away.
By Rail : The Furkuting rail Junction is just 20 kms from the sanctuary. The junction is well connected with other places of Assam and rest of India.
Where to stay in Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary : There are two Inspection Bunglows, one at Golaghat town & other is in Karbi Anglong. There is also a circuit house & several hotels at Golaghat. Aranya Lodge, Tel.- +91-3776-262429, Bonani, Banashree, Kunjobon Lodges, Tel.- +91-3776-262423 under Assam Tourism at Kohora.
Best season for visit Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary : November to April.
Whom to contact for visit Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary :
1) Divisional Forest Officer,
Karbi Anglong East Division, Diphu
2) Divisional Forest Officer
P.O. & Dist. Golaghat (Assam)
3) Mr. Golap Gogoi
Private tour operator & wildlife guide