Nameri national park
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Nameri national park

  • Location : Sonitpur, Assam

  • Coverage area : 137 sq km

  • Main attraction : Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard

  • Best time to visit : November to March

  • Nearby excursions : JiaBhoroli River

  • Nearby cities : Tezpur

Ecotourism at its best in the lap of unspoiled nature - nameri national park

The Nameri National Park is situated in the Sonitpur District of Assam.

The eastern part of India has always been one of the most fascinating parts of the country to travel. With its rich and varying cultural heritage and diversity, the National Parks are worth visiting if you love to admire nature. To enjoy an exhilarating traveling experience under the blue skies, mystic rivers and the chirping of a wide range of avian species, The Nameri National Park is an ideal vacationing destination. It is the largest national park in Assam and is not just popular amongst the wildlife enthusiasts but photographers as well.

Located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Nameri is about 181km from Guwahati and straddles the border between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The river JiaBhoroli along with its tributaries - Dikorai, Dinai, Nameri, Doigurung, winds its way through parts of the park creating riverine.


Climatic conditions

Nameri generally has a dry climate except for the rainy showers during the months of October and April. The most pleasant time is during the winter months which prevail during October, November and December. However, the temperature can drop drastically during the months of December and also in April.

The perfect time to visit Nameri is around November to March.


Types of animal in park

Some of the most notable mammals include:

Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Lesse Cats, Black Panther, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Dog Deer, Elephant, Indian Bison, Dhole, Sambar, Fox, Hispid Hare, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Indian Hare, Capped Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Malayan giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Himalayan yellow Throated Martin, Wild Pig and more.

Some of the most notable reptiles are :

King cobra, cobra, Pit Viper, Python, Rat Snake, Assam Roof Turtle, Russels Viper, Banded Krait, Malayan Box Turtle, Narrow Headed soft Shelled Turtle, Indian soft Shelled Turtle, Keeled Box turtle, Asian Leaf Turtle and more.

Some famous bird to look out for :

The most prized and most significant spotting is the White Winged Wood Duck which has a flourishing population in the National Park confirmed officially in 1995. Till now, more than 315 avian species have been recorded in the Park and some of the major birds include :

White winged wood duck, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Black Stork, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Ibis Bill, King Vulture, Long Billed Ring Plover, Large Whistling Teal, Common Mergernser, Khallej Pheasant, Hill Myna, Pin tailed green Pigeon, Himalayan pied Kingfisher, Three Toed kingfisher, Fairly Blue Bird and more.

Flora

Tropical evergreen, Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along the belt of the river makes up the vegetation scene of the place. While the semi-evergreen and moist deciduous species dominate the area, the grassland is for less than 10%. Gamari, Titachopa, Bonjolokia, Hatipoliaakhakan, Amari, Uriumpoma, Bhelou, Bogipoma, Ajar, Agaru, Rudraksha, SiyaNahar, Simul, ahollock, Nahor, Bonsum are sme of the most snotable species. The main orchoids include Dendrobium, Cymbidium, and Ladies Sleeper.

Interestingly, about 1501 species of butterflies have been recorded in the National Park. Almost 50% of these ‘living jewels’ are believed to survive on the nectar off the flowers.


Distance from major cities

  • Tezpur , 39 km

  • Guwahati ,208 km

  • Kaziranga National Park ,
    89 km

  • Manipur, 478 km

  • Lucknow ,1500 km

  • Sikkim ,700 km

  • New Delhi ,2058 km


How to reach the National park ?

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Nearest airport

The closest airport is the Tezpur Airport, and is approximately 40 kilometers away from Nameri National Park.

Railway station

The nearest railhead is Rangapara which is about 25km from the National Park. The visitor can also get to the Guwahati train station as there are buses as well as cars that reach the National Park at frequent intervals.

Road accessibility

Nameri National Park is well connected by the local and national highways which are again connected to the major cities of Assam. There are also regular public as well as private bus routes to and from Tezpur which is about 35km from the place.Bhalukpong and Baliparaare easily reached on car and taxis which are 28km and 20 km far, respectively.

Accommodation facilities

The Greenwood Hotel Tezpur, KRC AnnexeTezpur, Hotel Grand Silicon are some of the private stays to look for.

The Tourism Department has tourist lodges both at Bhalukpong and Tezpur which can be reserved for stays. The Eco-camp at Potasali is one of the finest stays where you get comfortable probation of food and accommodation. This Camp is the idea of a joint effort of the Department of Forests, Wildlife, Government of Assam, and the Assam (Bhoreli) Angling & Conservation Association which is financed by the North Eastern Council (NEC).Nameri Eco Camp organizes safe activities with expert rafting guides in a 17 km stretch of the river and is one ofthe major reasons why people love to book the stay here.

Accessible tourism

Nameri is one of the few National Parks which have tied with tour agents who offer comfortable travel conditions for elderly and tourists with disabilities. Many places in North East India are not wheelchair-friendly but interested tourists can contact the agents who would help arrange for access.

Other attractions

Tourists visiting the Nameri National Park can participate in the angling opportunities available over the JiaBhoroli River. However, tourists are required to find permit from the government before angling. Angling enthusiasts try to catch the highly popular game fish Golden Mahseer fish which is one of the largest cyprinids. Fishing is also another major attraction for nature enthusiasts.

People love to do river rafting in the rapids of JiaBhoroli. It is an ideal fun sport for the adventure travelers and the river route takes about 3 hours. One can also go trekking accompanied by an expert forest guard ormight simply prefer for a safari strolling through the dark and dense evergreen and deciduous forest. A picnic with friends and families on the banks of the river is one of the simple options for family goers.


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