Orang (Rajiv Gandhi)
Orang Chariali is a miniature Kaziranga covering an area of 78.81 sq. kms. and is located in the Darrang District of Assam. Sixty percent of the sanctuary is grassland. The animals seen in this sanctuary are the One-horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Barking Deer, Tiger, varieties of water birds, Green Pigeon, Florican, Teal , Goose, etc. more....
Orang Chariali and from their 18-km towards the south is Orang wildlife sanctuary. On October 1st, 1992 Orang Wildlife Sanctuary was renamed as Rajib (Rajiv) Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary.
Flora & Fauna
The Orang Wildlife Sanctuary area is having rich forestry of Sal, Teak, Simul, and Eucalyptus trees with wild beasts such as One-horned Rhino, Elephants, Leopards, Sambhars, Deers, etc. During winter birds from far off places come here to nestle. Milky white Pelicans from America also migrate over here.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Saloni & Rangapara. The park has only a small rest house so it is better to stay at Tezpur and visit this park.
Road : 2 buses from Orang Chariali, one at morning and the other at evening ply regularly for Orang. Visiting Orang by bus requires staying for a night at Orang.
Night stay at the 2 forest bungalows of Orang, without electricity & modern amenities is nothing but a thrilling experience. At the entrance gate, the Silbari forest bungalow is simply excellent. Another one is 5-km interior of the forest called Sat Simul bungalow.
One-Horned Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards & Migratory Birds
Best Time To Visit : November To March
It is comparatively smaller National park, situated in the Darrang District of Assam but has lots of variety of wildlife.