Nameri National Park
Nameri National Park is one of the most beautiful forests in Assam. The National Park is spread over 213 sq. km and located in the foothills of Himalayas. Tezpur is the major town in the vicinity. You can come to Nameri through Tezpur airport (45 kms away). The railhead at Ragapara is a little further away (81 kms).
Wildlifing and forest visits are the primary attraction of the forests. The Park also gives an opportunity to the tourists for water sports activities. River rafting, swimming, sunbathing can be enjoyed in the different river islands.
Nameri National Park was set up as a sanctuary in 1985 with an area of 137 sq. km. In 1998, another 75 sq. km were added to the total area.
This is the third national Park and the second Tiger reserve of Assam. The park consists mostly of deciduous forests. On the Northern part of Nameri, the continuation of the same forest in Arunachal Pradesh is called Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. The most famous occupant of the forest are the Elephant and the Tiger. Apart from these a large variety of wild life makes Nameri there home. The common wildlife species in the National Park include the Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian Bison), Dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), Hog Deer, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Indian Giant Squirrel, Tiger Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Sambar, Assamese macaque and many others. The variety of fauna in the forest is also impressive. Several species of non aquatic grassland species can be found here.
The park is paradise for bird lovers with over 300 species of the feathered bipeds available in the forests. The white winged wood duck (an endangered species) is one of the main attractions among bird watchers here. Other species include Drongos, grey headed fishing eagle, Bee-eaters, Babblers, Plovers, Mainas, Barbets, Bulbuls, Ibis and four species of Hornbills etc.
Kaziranga National Park – It is located 90 kms from Nameri National Park and can be reached easily.more
Bhalukpong – Bhalukpong, a beautiful picnic and angling spot is 28 kms from Nameri National Park.
Orang Wildlife Sanctuary – Orang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 60 km from Nameri National Park and is popularly known as mini-Kaziranga. more
Tezpur – 35 kms away from the Park, Tezpur can be reached within a short time. more