Nameri National Park lies in the Sonitpur district of Assam. The only national park in Assam to offer you the opportunity of forest trekking to explore the Wildlife in their natural habitat. Home to several endangered wildlife species and deciduous green forests covering an area of 200 square km. Famous for its elephants, here you can encounter elephants in the herds.
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Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Nameri National Park, Assam, resides adjacent to the Pakhui Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Nameri is the second tiger reserve in Assam. A perfect place for nature & wildlife enthusiasts. Home to diverse Wildlife, including tigers, leopards, elephants, Asian black bears, clouded leopards, and several other species of birds. The lifeline of the National Park, the Jia Bhoroli River, flows through the boundary of Nameri. On your way to the park, you’ll encounter various threatened and endangered species. The park has a well-flourished ecosystem, natural splendor, and tremendous beauty to give you the best wildlife experience.
Adventurous souls out there, Nameri National Park also offers hiking & trekking trails. Here, you can enjoy the lifetime experience of watching the Wildlife closely and having a serene view of the park and snow-clad peaks from the hilltop. The only national park in Assam gives you a chance to forest trek. This place is also known as a bird watcher’s paradise, as 400 bird species are in this sanctuary. However, the star among them is the endangered white-winged duck, which is extremely difficult to spot as they are secretive and prefer to stay in hidden vegetation. So, my friend, it would help if you had a lot of patience and luck in abundance to spot one of the rarest ducks in the world.
If you are wondering about the accommodations, then Nameri eco camp is now open to various tents and homestays where you can experience the wilderness of forest life, camping, bonfire, and barbecues. I am sure the voices of the natural habitat will surround you during your stay. Enveloped by nature and villages, it will give a rural setting an ambiance. Nameri is on the road to becoming a hub for ecotourism and sustainable development.
Timings of Nameri National Park– 5:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nameri National Park Entry Fee
- Indian per person Rs 20 /-
- Foreigner per person Rs 250 /-
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Forest Trek at Nameri National Park
Opt for a forest trek that will give you the best view of nature and Wildlife. First, you must get your tickets from Nameri Eco Camp for the forest trek. Then, you will be transported to the National Park through the Jia Bhoroli River by boat. An armed forest guard will accompany you to guide you through the trek and help you spot the Wildlife. The tour starts in the early morning and lasts 3 to 5 hours. Through the walk, you will come across dense forests & grasslands and various ranges of Wildlife. You’ll get to know about Wildlife and how they contribute their part to the balance of the ecosystem. Feel the adrenalin rush as this trek will allow you to get close to the elephants. As you move forward in the hike, you’ll be thrilled to spot a sight of the Royal Bengal Tiger, which would be a magnificent point in your life. Just imagine watching the Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat so closely will make you feel on top of the world.
DOLPHINS… Yes, you read it right. You will get to spot endangered river dolphins while trekking through the river. These dolphins delight the eyes and are in a few rivers in India. Being a nature enthusiast, you must explore the beauty of the mighty and majestic Wildlife that calls this park home. Connect with nature while walking through the dense forest and get lost in its charm.
River rafting in Nameri National Park
Engross in river rafting at Nameri National Park, which will take you through the waters of the Jia Bhoroli River. This river is known for its fast & unpredictable currents, providing a thrilling adventure. The rafting team will take you 25 km upstream by jeep and then travel the same distance downstream on the raft. Before starting the raft, the guide will provide you with particular instructions along with safety gear, including life jackets and helmets. You’ll be privileged with the choice of route and difficulty measure where you can decide according to your preferences. The duration will depend on your chosen path, but it certainly takes around 2-3 hours.
On your way, while rafting, you will encounter the beauty of the Nameri National Park surrounding, lush green deciduous forests, giant hills, and an abundance of Wildlife. The river will give you a serene backdrop for this adventure.
All the adventure seekers out there take advantage of the chance to raft and witness the different species of migratory birds and other animals. If you are lucky enough, you’ll encounter the Royal Bengal Tiger and elephants on the banks of the river.
Best Time to Visit Nameri National Park
The best time to visit Nameri National Park is from November to March. During this period, the weather is pleasant, ideal for trekking, birdwatching, and river rafting. While the Monsoon season, from June to September, should be avoided as it comes with heavy rainfall causing landslides and floods making it tough to travel. The Summer season, from April to May, tends to be hot and humid, but you can still visit to explore the rich biodiversity of Nameri National Park.
A vital tip – You can plan your trip according to your preferences but check weather conditions before traveling so that you can pack all of your essentials.
How to Reach Nameri National Park
The nearest airport to Nameri National Park is Tezpur Airport. It is 35 km from the park. You can hire a taxi or bus from the airport to reach the park.
If you are traveling by car, take NH15 from Guwahati and drive to the car. You can even take a direct bus from the Guwahati bus stand to Nameri National Park.
The nearest railway station will be Tezpur Railway Station. Again, take a taxi or bus from the railway station to the park.
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