Molai Forest Reserve

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    Location: Kokilamukh, Assam 785108, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

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    If you are thinking of visiting for wildlife holidays; to spend time in a natural atmosphere with birds and animals then Molai forest reserve is a perfect place for you. The forest will surely give you lots of adventure. Molai forest reserve is a popular man-made forest on Majuli Island in the Brahmaputra near Kokilamukh in Jorhat Assam. The forest was named after Jadav Payeng. The great man single-handedly put 30 years of effort to make this 1360 acre forest reserve. The forest reserve is a site of many films and documentaries.


    The Molai forest reserve has become one of the main tourist spots in Jorhat. Daily many nature-loving visitors pay a visit to the forest. The vast flora and fauna of this forest reserve are truly amusing to nature and forest-loving people. Visiting the forest travelers get to know much about the forest, its creatures, and the plants surrounding it. The forest reserve is the home of innumerable birds. The sweet sound of birds flying here is truly pleasant to the visitors to the forest. The people who love nature, who are nature-buffs and want to spend time with the amazing beauty of nature, the Molai forest reserve is a heaven for them to spend quality time with their loved ones. The forest is a great adventurous place for elders and children. A forest is a great place for photo fanatics, they can take pictures of vast flora and fauna in the forest. There are also other visiting and attractive places near this forest reserve.


    A beautiful Deer in Molai forest reserve.

    This forest reserve is made by Jadav Payeng. Initially, 200 hectares were planted by the social forestry division of Golaghat district but it was abandoned in 1983.  Later the great man Jadav Payeng single-handedly put 30 years of effort to make this 1360 acre forest reserve. He planted and tended trees on the sandbar of Majuli Island in the Brahmaputra after which it became a forest reserve. Now in the forest, there are many wildlife creatures and innumerable trees.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Rhinoceros Team

    The Molai forest reserve has a vast area of 1360 acres. In that area, there is a home to numerous wildlife and plants. In the forest, there are Bengal tigers, Indian rhinoceros, more than a hundred deer, and rabbits, elephants, monkeys, and many varieties of birds and vultures. A herd of elephants visits the forest every year and stays for around six months to give birth to calves in the forest resort. Besides there are several thousands of trees few of them are Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), silk trees (Albizia procera), royal poinciana (Delonix regia), Pride of India (Lagerstroemia speciosa), Valco,  moj (Archidendron bigeminum) cotton trees (Bombax ceiba) and many others. The Bamboo covers an area of more than 300 hectares in the forest reserve.

    Opening Hours

    The Opening hour of this place is 12 am to 11:59 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There are no entry fees in this forest reserve.

    How to Reach

    By Road: The Molai forest reserve is in Kokilamukh of Jorhat city and there are many buses, and cab taxis available in the city to reach the forest.

    By Airport: Molai forest reserve is situated in Kokilamukh of Jorhat city. Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport to Kokilamukh. It is 11.4 Km away from the airport. Visitors can easily reach the forest reserve by bus, taxi, or cab from the airport.

    By Railway: Jorhat Town is the nearest railway station. It is 14.3 km away from the Molai forest reserve. It will take approximately 38 minutes to reach the forest reserve by bus, taxi, or cab from the station.

    Tips for Travellers

    While visiting,You should take a small bag Where you can carry all your important things and Don’t forget to take water bottle.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the forest reserve is a safe place to visit. Many visitors from all around the globe pay a visit to the forest reserve.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in the forest reserve.

    Que-03: Best time to visit the Forest reserve?

    Ans: The best time to visit the forest reserve is during the Winter. At that time the weather remains pleasant and it is the perfect time to visit. However, visitors can visit anytime. The visiting time of the forest reserve is flexible. Visitors can visit anytime but it is recommended to visit during the daylight for safety from wild creatures.

    Que-04: How many days Forest reserve remains open in a week?

    Ans: The forest reserve remains open every day a week.

    Que-05: What are the other visiting spots near the Molai forest reserve?

    Ans: The other visiting spots near the Molai forest reserve are Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Kakochang Waterfalls, Tocklai Tea Research Centre, and Sukapha Samannay Kshetra.

    Que-06: Who created the Molai forest reserve?

    Ans: The forest reserve was created by Jadav Payeng.

    Qus-07: Who is Jadav Payeng?

    Ans: Jadav Payeng was born in 1963. He was an environmental activist  & forestry worker from Jorhat, India. His nickname was ‘Molai’. He was known as the ‘Forest Man of India’. He single-handedly make the ‘Molai forest reserve’ after working hard for 30 years and the forest name was named after him. He was honored with Padma Shri in 2015, the award is the fourth highest civilian award in India.

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