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About Namdapha National Park

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Namdapha National Park
Namdapha National Park renowned as one of the richest areas in biodiversity, huge protected area in the Eastern Himalayas is the largest national park regarding area on which the park is spread in Northeast of India. This region is also known for its extensive Dipterocarp forests and lowland evergreen rainforests. The park is spread on a huge piece of land between Dapha bum range, Mishmi Hills and Patkal range. Offering best example of biodiversity the habitat changes from lower region to the upper region with sub-tropical broadleaf to subtropical pine forests. Apart from this the park is also gifted with huge bamboo forests. Maximum part of the park is mountainous covered with forests of Hollong, Mekal and Hollock trees mixed with creepers. High altitudes of the park are covered with deciduous forests rich in Mangolia, pine, and Betula trees. The area is like a haven for the botanists and researchers with around one hundred fifty recorded tree species, accompanied with incredible varieties of rare orchids and flowers. The park can be accessed from Guahati and Dibrugarh and the nearest railway station is at Ledo. This region has a sub tropical climate and best time to visit this park is the winter season.

Bird safari at Namdapha National Park

White-Winged Wood Duck
White-Winged Wood Duck

Satyr Tragopan Osaka
Monal Pheasants at Namdaphamap
Namdapha National Park Great Indian Hornbill
Namdapha’s diverse forests are a haven for the astounding birdlife, where birds like Giant Hornbill, Satyr Tragopan, Monal Pheasants and white-winged wood duck cab be easily spotted. Some of the reptiles like reticulated Python and King Cobra are commonly seen in the jungles of the park. Mammals like Leopard, Jungle Cats and Tigers along with Hoolock Gibbon also are commonly seen in the interiors of the jungles and mountain slopes. Apart from the exclusive wild life there are many other attractions for tourists in the parks eastern side, which borders with Myanmar. Best time to visit this region is from October to April and rest of the months should be avoided, since this period is dominated with heavy rains and flooding of the rivers.

For entering the park and staying at the jungle camps a tourist permit has to be taken from the authorities of the Park. Namdapha national park accommodation at Deban inside the park is the best for exploring the region in and around the park. It is the only park in India, where you can stroll freely in the jungles instead of travelling in a protected vehicle. There are many incredible hiking routes and places of cultural as well as historical importance at the east side. Namdapha national park treks are unique identity of the park.

How to get to Namdapha National Park:

Best Time to Visit:
01 October to 30 April
Established:
1972
Area:
1,985 sq km
Language:
Tangsa, Singpho, Assamese, Hindi, English.
Best Time to Visit:
01-Oct to 30-Apr
Getting There:

  • By Bus - Assam State Transport Corporation from Dibrugarh to Miao via Tinsukia, Margherita, Ledo, Jagun and Kharsang.
  • Many Private vehicle runs between National Park and Dibrugarh and other cities

Nearest Town:
Margherita
Nearest Airport:
Dibrugarh Airport
Nearest Railway Station:
Ledo

Namdapha National Park Fees

Charges
For Indian
For Foreigner
Entry Fees
Rs. 10
Rs. 50
Vehicles
Rs. 100
Still Camera
Rs. 70
Video Camera
Rs. 100

Dos and Don'ts at Namdapha National Park
  • Indian tourist need to take a permit from district to visit the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Foreign Tourist get permit from Home Ministery New Delhi. For 10 day permit required valid visas and it costs around US$ 50/person.
  • The park remains open for visitors from Sunrise to Sunset.
  • Prefer to wear Green or light colored clothes, bright colors and perfume are not suggested.
  • Namdapha National Park comes in restricted area so pre booking is suggested to avoid the disappoint of unavailability.

Highlight of Assam Tourism - Kaziranga National Park

Assam the north eastern Indian state is the gateway to the other seven states in its vicinity. Assam Tourism is blessed with bewildering landscapes, lush green mountains and grasslands spread on huge patches of land with variety of wildlife stuffed in it which attracts hoards of tourists every year. Assam which is a bowl of mixed cultures and traditions shows cultural richness giving rise to number of colorful fairs and festivals. The folk dances of this destination are really invigorating. The tourist potential of this place is also stored in its incredible wildlife which can be explored in its distinguished National Parks.


It is well known for its incomparable tea, silk, and above all its rich biodiversity. Assam is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world and consists of riverside grasslands, bamboo orchards, tropical rainforests, deciduous forests and numerous wetland ecosystems. The credit of stopping the deteriorating number of one-horned rhinoceros and conserving them goes to Kaziranga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other endangered species taking refuge in the jungles of Assam are Deohanh, Bengal Florican, Pygmy Hog, Black-breasted Parrotbill and the Golden Langur. Endangered species with sizable population in Assam are the tiger, elephant, Hoolock gibbon, Jerdon's Babbler and so on to name a few. For the state Bird White-winged Wood Duck, Assam is a globally important area. The state has the largest population of Wild Water Buffalo in the world. It is also known for orchids. The grasslands and wetlands of Kaziranga conserve a large number of birds making it popular as the largest birding ground. It has large number of water birds, migratory birds, scavengers, game birds and predators which prefer to stay in this region. An estimated four ninety five exclusive vanities of birds are said to exist in this park. Since monsoons are heavy in this region the park is kept open from November to April. As per the opinion of the locals February and March are the best months to visit the park even though the temperatures are on the higher side, chances of viewing central attraction the one horned Rhinoceros is more during this time. Another attraction during this period is the week long Kaziranga Elephant festival organized in the Park in February. The best way to explore the park and reach the interiors is by riding an elephant safari. The Park is divided into number of ranges, prefer central range for your elephant safari as it is operated by government staff. Early morning safaris may not be more enjoyable as the visibility is less due to fog in the morning. 


Assam Traditional Dance - Bihu Dance 
With increasing tourist traffic to the Park many hotels and resorts have mushroomed in the region, you are at liberty to select your type of accommodation from the wide range available like Kaziranga National Park hotels, resorts, jungle camps and  river lodges. The fun of enjoying wildlife tour involves the type of accommodation you select. The resorts of Kaziranga located on huge plots of lands surrounded by natural beauty and wilderness of the woods are more preferred type of accommodations. These resorts are well supported by modern facilities and mostly they are located near the park. Experience the thrill of Elephant safari in Kaziranga and the gamut of exploring the wildlife of the region by visiting Kaziranga in Assam.

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