Nameri National Park
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Brief

Located in the Sonitpur district in the state of Assam, Nameri National Park is known for its biodiversity and scenic beauty. The park is located quite close to the city of Tejpur, one of the major cities of Assam. The northern border of the Nameri National Park is formed by another national park, that of Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. The park has a total area of around 200 sq. km. The Nameri River, from which the park has derived its name is nearby and offers a great sight.

A tiny and green signboard at the side of the road to Bhaglukpong will lead you to Nameri National Park:every wildlife enthusiasts dream destination. The flora here consists of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with small stretches of open grasslands along rivers. Creepers, epiphytes and clump-forming bamboo are also part of the vegetation. divided by the Brahmaputra tributary of Jia Bhoroli, Nameri is a tiger reserve as well as home to many wild elephants - the human-elephant conflict in this park is one of the highest in the world. It is also a haven for around 400 bird species. Other avian species include blue-eared kingfisher, great, wreathed and rufous-necked hornbills, hill blue flycatcher, red-throated pipit, slender-billed oriole and also the white-crowned forktail.

A seemingly endless Kuchcha road, complete with bumps and potholes, will lead you deep inside the jungle, which might be troublesome if you are a first time visitor, as it is very easy to lose your way. 

 

 
Travel Tips

The best time to visit Nameri National Park is during the months of October and March. The temperature is quite pleasant and you can explore all round the day.

Prior permission is needed for trekking, which are organised by forest authorities. Visitors are accompanied by forest guards who are usually well-versed in the various species that inhabit the park.

Carry binaculars.

Do not wear bright colours, especially red.

Wear comfortable walking shoes o boots as there is an abundance of leeches.

 



When to visit

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  • 23.4° Max
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Things to do

If you are planning a visit to Nameri National Park, there are a large number of things that you can feast your eyes on. The park is well-known for the wide variety of animals which are inhabitants of the protected space of the park. The chief attraction of the park is its population of Asiatic Elephant. The park has a large number of these majestic beasts. Some of the other animals that can be found here are tiger, Sambhar, Pygmy Hog, Gaur, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard,Capped Langur and Indian Giant Squirrel. Many of these animals are in the list of endangered animals. However, it is not only the animals that attract the tourist to Nameri National Park. If you are a birdwatcher, Nameri National Park is something that you should definitely not miss.

The park is host to a massive 300 different varieties of birds. There are several varieties of migratory birds which come here in winter in search of warm weather. Some of the major varieties of birds that you can see here are Rufous Necked Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, white winged wood duck, Black Stork, Blue-bearded Bee-eaters, Ibis Bill, Babblers, and Plovers. The park is also rich in floral life form. There are over 600 varieties of plants that can be found here. You will also see a large number of orchids of different types.

The eco camp built in the forest provides tours and one needs to get in touch with them on arrival.

 
Getting Around

Getting around the place is quite easy. The public transport system is quite developed. There are regular buses that connect the place to the nearby cities and towns. Hiking is another very good way to explore the various places. You can also hire cars or rent taxis to take you around. Cars can be rented from the local tourist agencies or rental car services.

Safaris are not on offer in Nameri, but that does not mean visitors have to wait for the wildlife to come to them. There are a number of ways to explore the park - be it by boat or simply on foot. Visitors are allowed to go on acopule of set walking trails that wind their way through a few kilometers of forest, grassland and the riverbank.

They also have the option of row-boating down the Jia Bhoroli, passing through gentle shallow rapids and gentler deep stretches, watching the forest on both sides.

 
Places to Stay

If you are looking for hotels, there are several in the surrounding region.

 
How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Tejpur. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The distance between Guwahati and Nameri National Park is around 34 km.
  • The nearest railway station is at Rangapara. The rail station at Rangapara is connected to the station in Guwahati and the other statin across the state. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com. This is the best way to travel to the national park here. Nameri is about a 45 minutes drive away from Rangapara.
  • The national park is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Tejpur and Nameri National Park. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you directly to the National Park. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. Buses run by the Assam State Transport Corporation make regular trips to the park. The distance between Tejpur and Nameri National Park is around 34 km.; Guwahati is located at a distance of 220 km.

 
Surrounding Attractions

Agnigarh Fort is quite nearby. The fort is a popular tourist spot and derived its name from the fact that it was always covered with fire to prevent anyone from trespassing. Da Parabita is another place that you may make a trip to. The temple is known for its architecture and iconoclastic art. If you are in the mood for picnic, you can go to Bamuni hills, a popular picnic destination.

The delightful diference between Nameri and other tiger reserves is that you can wail. Nature walks or treks through the jungle and over dry riverbeds will leave you feeling like a wilderness explorer.

A trip to Nameri is incomplete without trying the river rafting here. The beginners can easily surf the docile rapids of the Jia Bhoroli river. 

 
Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire Brigade: 101

Hospital: 102

Tourist Information Office Tezpur: #03712-221016, 09854334080