Nameri National Park
Famous for : Tigers, Elephant, Indian Leopard
Best time to visit: November to April
Established in the year: 1978
Nameri National park is located towards the eastern foothills of Sontipur district in Assam, India. It is the second national park in Assam to be declared as Tiger Reserve after Manas National Park. The park along with Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 1000 square kilometres. In that Nameri covers an area of 200 square kilometers.
Nameri National Park was declared as a Tiger Reserve in the year 1999-2000. The park is famous for elephants, tigers, leopards and many other endangered animals. River Jia Bhoroli flows along the southern boundary of the park. It is the lifeline of Nameri.
Summer season: Summer months are from April to June. Summer months are hot and humid with maximum temperature hovering around 35 degree celsius.
Monsoon season: Monsoon months are from July to September. The state receives heavy to very heavy rainfall during monsoon season. The weather remains humid.
Winter season: Winter months are from November to March. It is the best time to visit the park with the minimum temperature hovering around 13 degree celsius. Tourists are advised to carry some woolen clothes.
November to April are considered as the best months to visit the park as the temperature would be mild cold.
There is no direct flight connectivity to the park. The Nameri National Park is well connected mainly with the road.
By air: The nearest airport to the park is Tezpur which is around 35 kilometres from the park. From Tezpur one can take a cab or a bus to reach the park. Otherwise one can take a flight to Guwahati which is around 200 kilometres and drive down from Guwahati to Nameri National Park.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Rangapara which is around 25 kilometres from the park. Lot of cabs and buses both private and government are available to reach the park
By Road: There are regular bus services available from most of the major cities like Tezpur, Guwahati, Dibrugarh and some other places to Nameri National Park.
Nameri National Park was declared as a Reserve forest in 1978 and in 1985 it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. The park gained importance by the spotting of white Winged Wood Ducks. And finally in 1999-2000 the park was declared as a Tiger Reserve.
The park is famous for its natural beauty. The main rivers that flow along the park are Jia Bhoroli and Bor Dikorai. They are the lifeline of Nameri. The main vegetation in and around the park is the semi evergreen and moist deciduous forest with narrow strips of open grasslands along the river.
There are around 600 floral species in the park. Some of the important species are Agaru, Rudraksha, Dendrobium, Cymbidium, Hollock, Amoora, Canarium, Mesua ferrea, Chukrasia and many more.
The park is home for many wild animals. It consists of around 300 bird species. The park has a high density of elephants along with Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, clouded leopard, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Pigs, Sloth Bear, Capped langur and Indian giant squirrel.
Among the birds the park is famous for White Winged Wood Duck, Great pied hornbill, rufous hornbill, black stork, babblers, ibisbill, plovers, Vultures and many more.
One can also see some reptiles like Cobra, Python, Indian Flap shelled turtle, snake and lizard.
Other than enjoying the natural beauty at the park there are various other activities which the tourists can enjoy doing. Some of the interesting activities are fishing for Golden Mahseer. Other than this one can do bird watch ,River rafting when the season is good.
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