Bambusetum means a garden having a collection of bamboo plants.
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
Take nothing but photographs
Use mosquito repellent cream
Be as quite as possible
Enjoy the majesty and ambience of the forest
Time Taken: 2 hour (depending on guests choice tour could make short)
No fees for children upto 8 years
Rs 300/- per person
Rs 150/- for students above 8 years (by showing IDENTITY CARD)
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
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.
Guwahati railway station (20km) - Rangapara Junction (12km) - Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark
Guwahati railway station (20km) - Dekagaon Station - Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark