Things to do in Nameri National Park - [Ticket price, animals, history]

Nameri National Park is in the foothill areas of the Eastern Himalayas and it is located in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India. 

The Arunachal Pradesh's  Pakhui Sanctuary adjoins the Nameri National Park on its North-Eastern part. Nameri has over 300 species of birds and is seen as a birder's paradise.

This park covers an area of 200 sq. Km. River Jia Bhoroli bifurcates this park. This is one of the most beautiful of all the national parks that are located in Assam.

It is covered with deciduous forests and surrounded with lush green grasslands. The Nameri is one of those tourist places in Assam where you can witness the charm of pure nature.

Nameri National Park

How to Reach Nameri National Park?

By Air: The nearest airport to this park is situated at Tezpur, which is 34 km. away from the park. The other airport is located at Guwahati, which is about 220 km away. 

By Train: The nearest railhead is Rangapara, situated 25 km away from Nameri National Park.

By Road: You can get regular buses from Tezpur. It is very well connected with the other major areas of Assam.

Best Time to Visit: November to April is the best time for a visit to nameri national park. The summers are slightly hot and humid. Winters are a bit on the chillier side. The monsoons have heavy downpour of rain and might bring a little problem while travelling and sightseeing activities.

Be it photographers, bird-watchers, and campers, such is its natural beauty that Nameri National Park has something amazing for each and every type of visitor.

From witnessing wildlife safari to savouring the enjoying an expedition of spotting rare species to see beautiful relaxing streams, there are so many fun activities to do.

History of Nameri national park:

  • Nameri is a picturesque place that is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Assam.
  • The forest was declared as Nameri reserve forest In 1978. The total area of this park covers around 137 Kms.
  • The Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary gained much recognition with the sighting activity of White Winged Wood Duck in 1995.
  • Owing to the rich wildlife, Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary was declared in 1998 as the Nameri National Park. It’s declaration opened ways for several surveys at the sighting of Elephants, Tigers and other animals.
  • This National Park is also known as a Tiger Reserve and was earlier declared as a Tiger Reserve in 2000. It is the second Tiger Reserve in Assam, the first being Manas National Park. 

Ticket Price and entry fee in Nameri National Park:

  1. Rs 20 per person for Indians
  2. Rs 250 per person for foreign nationals
  3. Rs 50 per camera for Indians
  4. Rs 500 per camera for foreign nationals
  5. Rs 350 per boat for Indians + extra charges for boatmen
  6. Rs 550 per person for foreign nationals + extra charges for boatmen

Vegetation in Nameri National Park

This National Park has semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests with moist deciduous forest. It has bamboo brakes and cane along with open grassland narrow strips beside rivers.

Grassland consists of less than 10% of the total area of the park while the semi-evergreen and moist deciduous species dominate the area. Some noticeable species are Gamari, Titachopa, Nahor, Amari, Bogipoma, Ajar, Rudraksha, Urium Poma, Bhelou, Agaru, Bonjolokia, Cymbidium, Hatipolia akhakan, Ladies Sleeper, ahollock, Siya Nahar, Simul, Bonsum etc. Orchoids include Dendrobium etc.

Animals found in nameri national park:

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

Nameri National Park

Reptiles in Nameri includes Indian Keeled Box Turtle, Cobra, Assam Roofed Turtle, Indian Flap Shell Turtle, Indian Soft Shell Turtle, Pit Viper, South East Asian Leaf Turtle, Common Blind Snake, Myanmarese Python, King Cobra, Monitor Lizard.

Birds of Nameri national park

Birds of Nameri include 315 avian species. Some of these are Great, Rufous-backed Sibia, Wreathed, and Rufous-necked Hornbills, Ruddy, Kingfishers, Blue-eared, Amur Falcon, Red-throated Pipit White-crowned Forktail, Silver-backed Needletail, Black-bellied Tern, Oriental Dwarf, Blue-naped Pitta, Slender-billed Oriole, White-cheeked Partridge, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Sultan Tit, Jerdon's Babbler, Long-billed Plover, Ibisbill, Oriental Hobby, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Jerdon's, Black Baza, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker,  Pallas's, Lesser Fish Eagles.

Nameri is a part of the Brahmaputra Valley. It, therefore, has a sub-tropical monsoon climate. The winters are partly dry and mild. The summers are warm and humid. The warmest temperatures are experienced during the influence of the south-west monsoon season accompanied with heavy rains.

Nameri is famous for which bird?

Nameri's most famous avian creatures are the White-winged Ducks.

Where is Nameri National Park in India?

Manas wildlife sanctuary is located in Sonitpur District of Assam, India.

Things to do:

1. Rafting
2. Fishing
3. Trekking