EHBA Trail

Since 2005, Balipara Foundation has taken over the stewardship of 22 acres of land around the heritage home stay bungalows which makeup Wild Mahseer. This has resulted in a haven for the rich biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayas. The Eastern Himalayan Botanical Ark is a first of its kind in the Eastern Himalayas. Inaugurated on November 11, 2016 by Prof. Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, Dr. Kamal Bawa, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Prof. Xu Jianchu, Kunming Institute of Botany, the Botanic Ark seeks to become the centre for preservation and restoration of the biodiversity in the Eastern Himalayas through education, experimentation, and research

The Botanic Ark located in the Sonitpur district of Assam, India plays host to a rich sampling of Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity. Visitors to the Botanic Ark can experience the natural wealth of the Eastern Himalayas through interactive nature walks where they experience the thriving and threatened biodiversity of the region and 10 thematic sections to learn about the importance of conservation of this flora and fauna.

The Botanic Ark also offers Nature based experiential learning courses through the Naturenomics™ School. This unique learning experience offers courses for a variety of participants and audiences, from children aged 5 to adults, professionals and even planning to introduce corporate training courses.
The Botanic Ark also offers Nature based experiential learning courses through the Naturenomics™ School. This unique learning experience offers courses for a variety of participants and audiences, from children aged 5 to adults, professionals and even planning to introduce corporate training courses. These courses offer students the opportunity not just to learn about the latest advances in science but also to learn from the local communities who have had the benefit of learning through wealth of knowledge earned through experiences over generations

The Naturenomics™ Bazaar hosts WUYA and Saneki two local businesses which encourage local artists and artisans to create handcrafted products which are available for purchase on site. WUYA also offers workshops in weaving and organic dyeing for visitors to participate in. Visitors can experience all of this while staying in residence at Wild Mahseer, named for the one of the toughest game fish in the world, Wild Mahseer is a unique heritage stay for visitors to experience watchful and data filled tourism while staying within the bio-diverse haven of the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark. This biodiversity has been tended to with care over the years and allowed to flourish through the passion and knowledge of the local botanists.

 

TIPS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT
Stay on the path
Wear shoes
Take nothing but photographs
Use mosquito repellent cream
Be as quite as possible
Don’t smoke
Enjoy the majesty and ambience of the forest

 

Distance: 1000m
Time Taken: 2 hour (depending on guests choice tour could make short)

 

ADMISSION FEES
No fees for children upto 8 years
Rs 300/- per person
Rs 150/- for students above 8 years (by showing IDENTITY CARD)

 

OPENING HOURS: 
7.00am – 4.00 pm (October – April)
7.00am– 5.00pm (May – September)

 

Monday closed for maintainenece.

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKET COUNTER.
(We will appreciate 24 hour prior contact through mail/phone from the actual date of visit to the Botanic Ark)

 

HOW TO GET TO EASTERN HIMALYAN BOTANIC ARK
BY CAR
220km from Guwahati Airport to Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark via NH 27, 192.8km via NH 15.
18km from Tezpur Airport to Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark.
BY TRAIN
Guwahati railway station (20km) - Rangapara Junction (12km) - Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark
Guwahati railway station (20km) - Dekagaon Station - Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

 

 

 

Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark Layout

Botanic Trail Stopage

Bambusetum

Bambusetum means a garden having a collection of bamboo plants.

Naturenomics™ School
Naturenomics™ School

The Naturenomics™ School will offer a series on 15 short (1 day & 1 week), and long-term (10 week) certification courses in various principles of Naturenomics™ .

Ex- situ plant conservation site

Ex situ conservation of plant is a process of protecting an species, variety or breed, of plant or outside of its natural habitat.

Aquatic plant conservation site

Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to conservation site living in aquatic environments.

Agroforestry

Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops.

Nursery

At EHBA Nursery set up for propagation of threatened, endemic and economically important plant species.

Medicinal plant garden

EHBA medicinal plant garden contains: Neem, Dalchini, Podina, Tejpat, Madhuriam, Harjura, Amar lota, Dporun and many more.

Orchidarium & fernhouse

Assam is the homeland of varieties of beautiful orchids, of which some are rare and endangered.

Herbarium & Seed bank

A herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens and associated data arranged systematically

Naturenomics™ Bazaar

Naturenomics™ Bazaar is site for the display of organic dyed ethnic cloths and ethnic fishing.

Bamboo experimental plot

Bamboo, one of the fastest-growing plants on earth with reported growth rates of 250 cm in 24 hours.

Forest regeneration plot

A secondary forest is a forest which has re-grown after a timber harvest until a long enough periods has passed.

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