Sliced away from the limelight of Kaziranga National Park, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is a portal to wilderness in eastern Assam. Here, the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in the north and the Dibru River in the south play host to around 380 bird and 36 mammal species. The 340-square kilometre reserve was declared a national park in 1999 to protect the mostly endangered denizens dwelling in the largest Salix swamp forest of northeast India and is today a birder’s delight.
Mayank Soni is a travel and documentary photographer with a keen interest in tribal culture. He loves places one can explore on foot. When not actually in the field, he annoys librarians with his ever-increasing list of research books.