Nestled at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas and teeming with an amazing variety of flora and fauna, the Nameri National Park deserves to be a part of your tour to Assam. Covering an area of 200 sq km, the Nameri National Park shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh and is undisputedly one of the most scenic sanctuaries in the country.
The vegetative cover of the Nameri National Park includes semi evergreen moist deciduous forests. There are areas within the sanctuary which are thickly overgrown with cane and bamboo ferns. After passing through the rugged topography of Arunachal Pradesh, the River Jia Bhoroli enters the plains of Assam at Bhalukpung and then passes through the Nameri National Park dividing it into two. Along the banks of this river, there are narrow strips of open grassland as well. But the sight which is sure to fascinate you is the plethora of colorful orchids. This species of Flora in Nameri National Park is a treat to the eye.
One of the prime attractions of the Nameri National Park is its herds of elephants. However it is not just the picturesque landscape or the diverse wild life which allures people to the Nameri Tiger Reserve. Many tourists also enjoy boating and game angling (one has to release it after catching it) in the river here. The river is famous for the Golden Mahseer rightfully referred to as the "Tiger of the Indian Rivers" and is any angler's delight.
A visit to the Nameri National Park gives one the chance to witness some of the most exotic members of the animal kingdom. The Nameri National Park is also home to some endangered species of animals that are rarely to be sighted elsewhere, as for instance, the Hispid Hare. The list of Fauna in this Wildlife Reserve includes Bison, Hog Deer, Muntjac, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Tiger Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Sambar, Gaur, Indian Wild Dog, Capped Langur and Malayalam Giant Squirrel.
The Nameri National Park is an ornithologist's paradise. Other then the resident birds, a large number of migratory birds make the sanctuary their temporary home in the winters. It is a pleasure to view these beautiful winged creatures and listen to their sweet humming voice. Some of the birds that can be sighted here are four species of Horn Bill, Hill Mynas, Bluebeard Bee Eaters, Barbets, Babblers, Bulbuls, Plovers, Ibis Bills, King Vultures, Fishing Eagles, Blacked Necked Storks and others.
The abundance of multi hued butterflies and insects like Lantern fly not only points out to the park's biodiversity but also contributes to its charm. The experience of roaming within it is rendered all the more charming and fascinating.
It is best to visit the Nameri National Park between December and March. The following information may prove useful when planning a visit
Come and take delight in the multifarious sights and sounds of the Nameri National Park. It beckons all nature and wildlife lovers.
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