Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary


Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is geographically located on the south bank of the Brahmaputra but under the Sonitpur district. It is a part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system and comprises of a mosaic of wet alluvial grassland, riparian and semi-evergreen forests dotted by wetland and river systems. This sanctuary covers an area of 44.06 sq. km. and is home to the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, wild buffalo, hog deer, wild pig, and elephants.

Bura Chapori's bird list on the other hand includes the highly endangered Bengal Florican, Black-necked Stork, Mallard, Open billed Stork, Teal, and Whistling Duck among others. The grassland is also rich in various kinds of medicinal herbs and plants. Several wetlands within the wildlife sanctuary also make it an ideal breeding place for several species of migratory birds during the winter season.

Location: It is situated about 35 km away from Nagaon town.

Where to stay: The Forest Department has a guest house consisting of 5nos of rooms.

How to Reach: One can hire a taxi from Nagaon town.