The 950SqKm Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the southern foothills of the Kingdom and shares borders with neighboring Indian state of Assam. It is one of the largest protected areas of the country and is home to some rare mammals and bird species. It is also known for its exclusive destination as a wildlife safari, whereby you can take elephant rides, go fishing and also raft across the Drangmechhu, the largest river of Bhutan.

The national park is also an ideal place for wildlife photography and camping and boasts of being home to a host of endangered mammals and birds like the greater hornbill. The best time to visit is early spring and late autumn when the weather is fairly cooler and the monsoon rains stops.