The park has a chequered history of habitation. Up to 1900, it was inhabited by the local tribes. On account of an epidemic disease, the tribal population abandoned the area. However, in 1919 the British declared it as Orang Game Reserve vide notice No. 2276/R dated May 31, 1915. The game reserve came under the control of the wild life wing of the State Forest Department to meet the requirements of the Project Tiger. It was established as a wild life sanctuary in 1985, vide notification No. FRS 133/85/5 dated September 20, 1985. But in 1992, the park was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary but this action had to be reversed due to public pressure against the renaming. Finally, the sanctuary was declared as National Park in 1999 vide notification No. FRW/28/90/154 April 8, 1999.
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What to do in Orang National Park:
Wild Life: Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Civets, Leopards, Hare, Porcupines, One-horned rhinoceros, Sambar, Barking deer, Tiger, Spot-billed Pelican (Pelicanus philippensis), Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), Greater Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius), Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), Wooly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus), Rudy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Gadwall (Anas strepera), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Pintail (Anas acuta), Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Lissemys punctata, Pythons and Cobras
Adventure: Elephant Safari
Where is Orang National Park:
Region: Located in the north banks of the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur.
Location: Near Darrang and Sonitpur, on the north bank of the Brahmaputra., Assam, India
When & how to get to Orang National Park:
Best Time to Visit: 01-Nov to 31-Mar
Getting There: Regular buses ply to and from Tezpur, which is well connected with all the major cities of Assam.
Nearest Town: Tezpur
Nearest Airport: Saloni
Nearest Railway Station: Saloni and Rangapara
Where to stay (Lodges / Guest Houses / Camps / Resorts / Hotels):
Accommodation: The park has only small rest house. There are better accommodation at Tezpur (32km). Assam Orang National Park offers two resthouses and one dormitory facility for visitors.
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Climate & Weather conditions in Orang National Park:
Temp: 5 c to 32 c
Rainfall: 3,000.00 cm
Altitude: 45 to 70 m
Other details about Orang National Park:
Area: 79 sq km
Language: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English