Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan

View of Royal Manas National Park from Indian Side

Adjacent to our Manas is the Bhutanese counterpart, Royal Manas National Park that shares almost same biodiversity. The beauty of Royal Manas National  Park may thrill of every heart. People who come to visit Manas are usually excited to put their steps in the international boundary of India and Bhutan at the Mathanguri. From  Mathanguri (India side) visitors can watch beautiful landscape of Royal Manas National Park (RMNP). It is the oldest National Park in Bhutan and called "Conservation showpiece of Kingdom".

Tall and dense canopy vegetation of  RMNP is rich in wild animal diversity. Location of  RMNP is notably outstanding and forms the cornerstone of protected area network in Bhutan. Further, the national park merges with Manas National Park in India to the south, forming the significant part of Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA).The unique landscape of RMNP forms an important natural conservatory of the country representing outstanding habitat diversity ranging from tropical monsoon forest and subtropical forest to warm broadleaved forest and the cool broad-leaved forest is famed for harboring one of the greatest populace felid diversity.

I have visited RMNP three times with other Indian Government officials.  To reach RMNP,  one needs to cross the fast flowing river with Mechanized Boat. I was so amazed to look at Golden Langur (Trachypithecus geei) troops and Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) from a a close distance. Usually, Golden Langur is seen in Indian Manas at Panbari Range (mainly in Gabharukhunda area ) from the far distance. But RMNP Golden Langur troops looked more familiar with human presence.
Capturing photographs at International Boundary Pillar 

The Cemented boundary pillar at Mathanguri is one of its main attractions. Visitors usually thronged curiously around the boundary pillar. Everyone like to have photographs along with this pillars.  Nature has no boundary so there are not so much difference adjoining part of RMNP and MNP though we constructed a boundary pillar at Mathanguri. Love Greater Manas and let's contribute to saving its pristine nature.