Visit Baksa-Assam to have the best of experiences
Baksa is a famous place and has a lot of places of interest to visit and have a leisurely time. The main places of tourist interest in the Baksa district are as follows:
Manas Soushi Khongkhor
Manas Soushi Khongkhor is an eco-tourism location situated on the middle part of the Baksa district on the tip of river Pagladia. Topped with natural beauty near Bhutan hills, Manas Soushi Khongkhor attracts a large number of people looking for a good weekend escape especially in the month of December and January. An NGO known as Manas Soushi Khongkhor Eco Tourism Society (MASKETS) takes care and manages the place.
Wild and endangered animals such as Bison, Deer, Hog Deer, White Belly Heron, and Royal Bengal Tiger etc are found here. Food and Guest House provision is provided by the volunteers of MASKETS if needed.
Cabs on hire are available to reach Manas Soushi Khongkhor.
Manas National Park & Tiger Project
Baksa houses a National Park as well named as the Manas National Park and Tiger Project located at the western side of the district at the foothills of Bhutan. A lot of international as well as national tourists flock to this site making it a great tourist attraction. Talking of the fauna of the park, there are 60 species of mammals, 312 birds, 7 amphibian, 54 fishes, 42 reptiles, and more than 100 species of insects, while some of the abundantly found animals are Tiger, Leopard, Golden Langur, Pigmy Hog, Dhanesh Pakhi, Python, Wild Cat, Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Bison, Hyena, Fox etc.
The river Manas flow through the National Park and has the facility of River crafting. Both Government and Private Lodging and Food facility is available.
By Air- The bordering airport is Guwahati (180 kms/5 hrs drive approx) Normal flights are also available from Bagdogra, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Dibrugarh, Goa, Jorhat by Jet Airways, Indian Airlines (Air India), Indigo, and so on.
By Rail- Barpeta Road is the nearest railhead (32 km from Manas).
By Road- Guwahati is the nearest one to go by road as it’s only 176 km (5 hours) away from Manas. The NH 31 connects Barpeta Road (22 km) to Bansbari.
Another popular site on the opening of river “Barnadi” on the foothills of Bhutan, it draws a large number of people especially during New Year and Magh Bihu. Far-off river sands and rocks in the month of December and January works as open air restaurant for the people looking for an escape.
Cabs on hire are available to reach this place.
Moinapukhuri is located northwards of Mushalpur near the India-Bhutan boundary. It is the only trekking site in Baksa district. As the place is located in the hills, around 3 Km from the plains and there are no motorways, one has to walk through the difficult rugged tracks to reach there. The motorable way ends near about 3 Km before. Major attractions at the Moinapukhuri are dead lake and place for Rituals for various Hindu religious communities along with a jungle.
Private taxis are available to reach Moina Pukhuri.