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Nameri National Park – complete detail – updated

Nameri National Park – complete detail – updated. Dominant flora and fauna of Nameri National Park. Geography of Nameri National Park. How to reach Nameri National Park. The habitat of Nameri is made up of tropical evergreen, Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Grassland comprise of less than 10% of the total area of the park while………..
Nameri National Park is a beautiful place, located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur district of the state of Assam. Total area of the park is about 137 Km2. Nameri wildlife Sanctuary was declared declared as National Park in the year of 1998. 
The favorite activities or the major attractions of Nameri National Park includes river rafting, which is a very popular way to enjoy one’s time at the park and catch a glimpse of the unique species of birds found here.
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.

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Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is a beautiful place, located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur district of the state of Assam.

In 1978, the forest was declared as a Reserve forest. Nameri Reserve forest was declared as wildlife Sanctuary in 1985. Total area of the park is about 137 Km2.

Nameri wildlife Sanctuary was declared as National Park in 1998. Total area of the park is about 200 Km2. In 1999, Pakhui-Nameri was declared an interstate tiger reserve under Project Tiger.

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It is one of the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life in the world. Nameri tourist attractions are its reach wildlife in which birds, mammals and reptiles are covered. Birding in Nameri national park is very good with about 370 bird species.

Nameri National Park is the natural home to the White-winged wood duck. The national park is also home to a substantial population of elephants.

The floral wealth of the park is extremely diverse and a significant part of its ecosystem. Some of the commonly found tree species include Bombax ceiba, Dalbergia sisoo, Sterculia villosa, Trewia nudiflora, Zizyphus jujuba, Litsaea polyantha, etc. Among the non-aquatic grassland species the prominent are Phragmites karka, Arundo donax, Imperata cylindrical and Saccarum.

Nameri National Park is the second tiger reserve of Assam and is also important for the conservation of elephants, apart from the 30 species of mammals recorded in this area.

The rich wildlife includes Tiger, Black bear, elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian Bison, Pangolin, Indian wild dog, deer, Civet Cat, Capped Langur, Jackals etc. Various species of birds such as the endangered white winged wood duck, four species of Hornbill, butterflies and reptiles are also found here.

The favorite activities or the major attractions of Nameri National Park includes river rafting, which is a very popular way to enjoy one’s time at the park and catch a glimpse of the unique species of birds found here.

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Geography

Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur district of the state of Assam. The park Situated in the eastern border of Assam valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh.  Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km2, of which Nameri has a total area of about 200 km2.

The Park extends up to east and south west bank of the river Bor Dikorai from interstate boundary at Sijussa to the left bank of Jia Bharali River up to the south bank of Balipara Reserve Forest. The Nameri National Park is surrounded by Assamese and Mising tribal villages.

The habitat of Nameri is made up of tropical evergreen, Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Grassland comprise of less than 10% of the total area of the park while the semi-evergreen and moist deciduous species dominate the area.

The Jia Bhareli River flows along the park’s western and southern boundaries. In addition to Jia – Bhoroli river some other tributary rivers like Doigurung, Diji, Nameri, Dinai, Dikorai etc. criss-crosses the park area. Bor Dikrai River forms the eastern boundary of park.

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The area is drained by the Jia Bharali and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari etc.

It is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of Plant Functional Type and Plant Functional Complexity. The area is influenced by the tropical monsoons, which cause rainfall to be seasonal and heavy with an average 3,400 mm of rain falling between May and September.

Coordination – 26°50’-27°02’N to 92°38’-93°00’E

Average Rainfall – 3500 mm

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Dominant flora

Albizzia lucidaAlbizzia procera, Amoora wallichii, Artocarpus chaplasha, Baccaurea sapidaBischofia javanicaBombax ceiba, Canarium strictum, Castanopsis indicaCordia dichotomaCinnamomum cecicodaphnea, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, Dillenia indica, Duabanga grandiflora, Duabanga sonneratoides, Dysoxylum procerum, Endospermum chinenseLagerstroemia flos-reginae, Litsea sebifera, Mesua ferreaMorus roxburghiiPremna bengalensis, Pseudostachyum polymorphisms, Pterospermum acerifolium, Sapium baccatumShorea assamicaSterculia hamiltonii, Syzygium cuminiTerminalia citrinaTerminalia myriocarpaTrewia nudiflora, Vatica lanceaefolia etc.

Dominant fauna

MammalsTiger, Leopard, Black Panther, Clouded Leopard, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Elephant, Indian Bison, Dhole, Sambar, Barking Deer, Dog Deer, Fox, Hispid Hare, Indian Hare, Capped Langur, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Himalayan yellow Throated Martin, Malayan giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Pig etc.

BirdsWhite winged wood duck, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Black Stork, Ibis Bill, Large Whistling Teal, King Vulture, Long Billed Ring Plover, Khallej Pheasant, Hill Myna, Pin tailed green Pigeon, Himalayan pied Kingfisher, Three Toed kingfisher, Greater spotted Eagle, White ramped vulture, Longo billed vulture, Black bellied Term etc.

Reptiles – King cobra, cobra, Pit Viper, Russels Viper, Banded Krait, Python, Rat Snake, Assam Roof Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle, Keeled Box turtle, Asian Leaf Turtle, Narrow Headed soft Shelled Turtle, Indian soft Shelled Turtle, etc.

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Other Attractions

Angling at Nameri

Nameri River Rafting

Nameri Wildlife Trekking

Elephant Safari

Boat Safari

Best time to visit

The best time of the year to visit the Nameri National Park is between the months of November to May.

How to Reach

By AirNearest airport is Tezpur airport, about 35 Km from the Nameri National Park. Tezpur airport is well connected by road to Nameri National Park.

By Rail Nearest railway station is Rangapara railway station, about 21 Km from the Nameri National Park. Rangapara railway station is well connected by road to Nameri National Park.

By Road Nameri National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Nameri National Park at frequent intervals.

Distance from Nearby and Major Cities

Tezpur about 40 Km
Guwahatiabout 220 Km
Jorhatabout 215 Km
Imphalabout 615 Km
Nowgongabout 110 Km
Kazirangaabout 125 Km

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Accommodation

The Assam Tourism Department provides accommodation at the tourist lodges at Bhalukpong, located around 21 km. from the park.

Contact Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., Dr. B. Baruah Road, Guwahati – 781007. Tel.: 0361-454570/ 454421; Fax: 0361-454570; E-mail: astdcorpn@sancharnet.in

The Potasali Eco-Camp is another option. They also offer delicious food.

Contact Eco-Camp, Potasali Village, Tarajan, P.O. Gamani, Sonitpur District, Assam, India, Tel.: 913714-44246.

Other Useful Contact

Directorate of Tourism, Government of Assam, Station Road, Guwahati – 781001. Tel.: 0361-547102/ 542748; Fax: 0361-547102.

Tourist Information Centre, Government of Assam, Assam House, 8, Russell Street, Kolkata – 700 071. Tel.: 033-2295094.

Deputy Director of Tourism, Tourist Information Centre, Government of Assam, B-1 Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Emporia Complex, New Delhi – 110 001. Tel.: 011-3345897.

Assam (Bhoroli) Angling & Conservation Association, C/o Tezpur Station Club Ltd., Tezpur – 784001. Tel.: 03712-20004; E-mail: assamangling@yahoo.com

Other National Parks in Assam. Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows………
S. No. Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area (km²)
1 Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Assam 1999 340
2 Kaziranga National Park Assam 1974 858.98
3 Manas National Park Assam 1990 500
4 Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park Assam 1999 78.81

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  1. it is the beautiful place nameri natoin park of Sonitpur (Assam)

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