Nameri National Park Travel guide

Nameri National Park

Blue vistas of Nameri national park attracts everyone towards its pristine natural beauty. Situated in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam it is an ideal leisure destination for everyone. Spend some leisure time amidst nature and relax and go for bird watching or nature walk amidst the deep forest of Nameri is a mesmerizing experience. Staying in an eco-camp in deep jungle and experience the scenic view of the village far away from concrete jungle is the best way to go for a jungle sojourn.

Overview

Nameri together with neighbouring Pakhui(Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh, covers an area of 1000 sq. km of deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen flora, cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland. In 1978, the government declared Nameri as reserve forest and in 1985 it was declared as a Wildlife sanctuary. The park checklist has over 233 species of birds, over 30 species of animals.

Nameri National Park is the last home to the White winged wood duck, the most endangered duck species in India. The periphery of the sanctuary includes species such as the Ibisbill, Ruddy Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher and the very rare Green Cochoa. Four species of hornbills, bee-eaters, barbets, babblers, bulbuls and plovers are found here. Other water birds such as the Great Stone Plover, Mallard Pochard and Brahminy ducks are often sighted. King Vultures, Fishing Eagles, Black-necked Storks and other resident and migratory birds are also seen here.

The magical landscape of Nameri is well known and fabled for its wild elephants. Some of the other animals that can be seen here are the tiger, leopards, bisons, wild boars, black bears, capped langurs, sambar, hog deer, muntjac, Malayan giant squirrel and sloth bears. It is also home to a wide variety of rare reptiles such as the Assam roof turtle or Kachuga sylhetensis or the Khasi hill terrapin, once believed to be extinct and rediscovered at Nameri in 1992. Among insects found here is the atlas moth with a wingspan of an incredible 10 inches. Nameri is a treasure chest with a different variety of butterflies hiding behind.

Nameri National Park Tour Packages

Tawang Tour

Amazing Tawang Tour

Starting from Rs 24,000

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Nameri Tour

Guwahati - Kaziranga - Nameri Tour

Starting from Rs 19,920

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Quick Facts

Famous for: White-winged Wood Duck, Great Hornbill.

Special Attraction: Rafting at Jia- Bhoroli river.

Best Season: November to March.

Entry Fee: Rs. 20(For Indians) ; Rs. 250 (for Foreign Nationals).

Camera Fee: Rs. 50(For Indians) ; Rs. 500 (for Foreign Nationals).

Boating Charges*: Rs. 350/boat (For Indians) ; Rs. 550/boat (for Foreign Nationals). *Additional charges apply for boatmen.

Opening Hours: Nameri national park opens all day. Entry after sunset and before sunrise is not permitted.

Refrence websites: www.tripadvisor.in

What to do

Things to do in Nameri National Park

  • Trekking: Wildlife trekking is Nameri National park is a memorable experience to get close to the wildlife. Conversant and helpful forest guards always accompany you on your safe trekking trip.

    It is 2-3 hours walking track which includes a walk till the banks of Jia Bhoroli, crossing the river on the boat and then completing the circuit inside the jungle. It is advisable to start the trek early morning to watch the fabulous flora and fauna of the jungle.
  • River rafting: For adventure lovers, river rafting in Jiya Bhorli is an imperative experience. One can enjoy the thrill of river rafting in the fast flowing and is full of exciting rapids of Bhoroli river. Rafting tour generally takes 2 -3 hr which start from 13 kilometres upstream. A jeep takes you to the rafting spot which is a great outlook to spot wild animals on the bank of the river. It is preferable to start rafting in the morning and enjoy picnic on the bank of Bhorli in the lush green bed of nature.
  • Angling: Angling in Jiya Bhoroli is a wonderful experience. There are several ideal locations for angling available here. However, one has to obtain prior permission from the forest department for angling
  • Eco-camping: Several well maintained and ideal eco camp situated on the bank of Jia Bhoroli river fascinate everyone. It is a wonderful place to be with nature and enjoy bird watching.

Best Time to visit

Nameri a pristine beautiful location saved preciously by mother nature. It is a virgin forest located in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya. Winter is the best time to see the wild animals and colourful birds in the Nameri National Park. Spotting the colourful birds hiding in the tall tree is a fun itself. Read to know about the best season to visit Nameri National Park.

Summer

The summer season in Assam starts from the month of June and extends till the September. The season is characterized by humidity and frequent showers. The maximum temperature during summer is 38 degree Celsius. The climatic conditions are normally dry at Nameri.

Monsoons

The main rainy months are June, July, August and September. Avoid visit nameri during monsoon season since most part of the reserve is submerged in flood water every year.

Winter

The winter season starts from November and last till February. Winter is the ideal and best time to visit Nameri. In winter the lowest temperature is 4-10 degree Celsius.

How to reach Nameri

Nameri by Air

Nameri National Park is 37 km from the Salonibari airport situated at Tezpur district.

Nameri by railways

The nearest railway station is Rangapara which is 21 km from Nameri. Guwahati railway station is also located around 5hrs drive from the park.

Nameri by road

Tezpur is the nearest town close to Nameri. One can hire a private cab, auto or shared taxis from Tezpur town to reach Nameri.

The distances to some important places from Nameri National Park

Tezpur - 40 Km.
Guwahati - 220 Km.
Jorhat - 215 Km.
Nowgong - 110 Km

Where to stay

There are several hotels and resorts available for stay near Nameri National Park. Some of them are :

Prashaanti Cottages, Bhalukpong, Assam:
Located at Bhalukpong, 21 km from the park, situated on the banks of the Jia Bhoroli river, it offers a spectacular view of the convergence of the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas with the plains of Assam, with the river Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh coming down from the mountains. Prashaanti Cottages are gateway to the Nameri National Park and to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

Prashaanti Cottages has 10 Cottages (04 double bedded and 06 twin bedded) and 09 Standard rooms (02 double bedded and 07 twins bedded). Total – 19 rooms.

Nameri Eco Camp/ Lalimou Camp:
Eco-Camp is the best option for nature lovers to spend some time in the lap of nature watching the vivid song of birds.

Wild Mahseer bungalow, Addabarie Tea Estate, Balipara, Assam :
Staying at Wild Mahseer is a majestic experience altogether. Situated at a distance of 18km from the park, the Wild Mahseer property has four historic bungalows characterized by its Victorian architecture and has spacious rooms across all four bungalows. The accommodation is located on 22 acres of tropical land surrounded by tea gardens and the land has been bestowed with a wide variety of trees, plants, flowers, insects and birds. According to hearsay, the Balipara tea estate was established by the British Assam Tea Company sometime around 1875.

The main bungalow has 3 bedroom Heritage Bungalow, immersed in over 100 years of rich history and characterized by its elegant Victorian architecture. 5 smaller independent bungalows scattered throughout the estate provide an additional 13 double rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.

Tourist Lodge:
One can also stay at tourist lodges provided by Assam Tourism Department at Bhalukpong, located 21 km. from the park.

Nearby Tourist Places

Major tourist places near Nameri National Park are :

Bhalukpong

Bhalukpong

Situated at a distance of 25km from Nameri, Bhalukpong is a picturesque place located along the Kameng river on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It is a utopia for adventure lovers. Angling and river rafting are the preeminent activities in Bhalukpung. Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidarium which houses 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species are also located near Bhalukpong.

Itanagar

Itanagar

Situated at a distance of 157 km from Nameri, Itanagar is a scenic hill station and the working capital of Arunachal Pradesh well known for unique culture and hospitality of the different tribes. Situated on the foothill of majestic Himalaya spread like a carpet of green hills with a very pleasant atmosphere all round the year. Ganga Lake, Ita fort, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum and a Buddhist Gompa Kyong Theraveda are the charms of Itanagar.
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Orang National Park

Orang National Park

Situated at a distance of 98km from Nameri located on the north bank of Brahmaputra river Rajiv Gandhi Orang National park is located. is another home to world famous one-horned rhinoceros. It houses different mammals such as pigmy hog, elephants, wild buffalo, tiger, leopard, sambar, barking deer, varieties of water birds, green pigeon in its flat topography of semi-evergreen forest.

Bordowa satra

Bordowa Satra

Bordowa the birthplace of the founder of Neo-Vaishnavism, Saint Sankar Deva, a very sacred place visited by thousands of devotees' all round the year. The footprint of Sankar Deva preserves here. A pond full of fish of different type is located nearby. A small museum is also housed near the Satra which preserves the books written by Sankar deva in a special leaf called "sasi pat". Batradraba(Bordowa) is the centre of his core ethical values and spiritual realization.

Guwahati

Guwahati

Located at a distance of 220 Km. from Nameri, Guwahati is the biggest city in Northeast India. Situated on the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra river, the city is the commercial capital of the entire region. Guwahati is a vital tourist base point, besides being an attraction in its own Guwahati has several places of historical interest and tourist attraction.
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