Nameri National ParkNameri National park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, about 35 kilometres from Tezpur in the Sonitpur District of Assam. The national park also shares its boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal. The two national parks together constitute an area of over 1000 square km out of which Nameri has a total area of 200 square km. Initially, on 18th September 1985 the park was set up as Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary and it was a part of the Naduar Forest Reserve. Later, on 15th November 1998, after adding an area of 75 sq km to the sanctuary, it was officially declared as a National Park. The Jia Bhorali river flows through the national park. The river is famous for the Golden Mahseer Angling.
Flora and Fauna of Nameri National ParkMore than 600 species of plants can be found in this Park. Bamboo and
cane brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers can alsobe
found in the park. Some notable species of plants include Michelia
champaca,Gmelina arborea, Amari, Ajar, Chukrasia tabularis, Urium poma,
Agaru, Bhelou, Rudraksha, Hatipolia akhakan, Bonjolokia, , Mesua ferrca
, Terminalia myriocarpa. The national park is also the home for Orchids
like Cymbidium,Dendrobium and Cypripedium reginae.
Nameri national park is regarded as an elephant reserve. The park is also the home of different animals which includes Leopard, tiger, Sambar, Pygmy Hog, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), Muntjac, Wild Boar, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Bear, Indian Giant Squirrel, Capped Langur and Himalayan Black. Nameri is a paradise for bird watcher’s with over 300 species of birds. Some of birds that can be seen in the park are Great Pied Hornbill, the white winged wood duck, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Ibis Bill, Black Stork, Wreathed Hornbill, Plovers,Babblers and Blue-bearded Bee-eaters.
Tourist Attractions in Nameri National Park
Nameri River Rafting: River rafting is a popular activity in Nameri. The river rafting is conducted at the southern east of the park on the Jia Bharali river. The rafting takes around 3hrs.
Nameri Wildlife Trekking: One can also enjoy trekking inside the forest. The trekkers are guided by the armed forest department.
Angling: Nameri is popular for angling activity. Golden Masheer are found in abundance in the river Jia Bharali and hence abundance of Golden Masheer has made the region an angler’s paradise.
The ideal time to visit Nameri is from the month of November to March. During the day the winters are pleasant and weather is generally dry. It is not a good idea to visit the place during the monsoon as the rafting activity remains closed due to the rise of water level in the rivers.
Accommodation in Nameri national Park
The Tourist Department of Assam provides accommodation to the tourist at the tourist lodges at Bhalukpong, located around 21 km. from the Nameri national Park.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Dr. B. Baruah Road, Guwahat: 781007
Phone no: 0361-454570, 454421
E-mail id: email@example.com
Another very good option is staying at the Nameri Eco camp. Staying at the camp will be totally different experience as the accommodation at the camp is provided in the form of small tents which have twin bamboo beds and bathrooms attached to the tents with running hot and cold water.
Eco-Camp, Potasali Village,
Tarajan, P.O. Gamani,
Phone no: 913714-44246.
The tourist can also stay in the Jia Bhorali Resort, which is located in the Nameri national park itself. The resort provides excellent fooding and lodging facility.
Phone no: 09859547605, 08011159372,
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
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