Nameri National Park

Orange bellied leafbird in Nameri © Shutterstock

Nameri river © Shutterstock

Nameri National Park

India

Get away from the bustle of overcrowded parks and visit this quiet gem for a more personal interaction with the wilderness in Assam. Spanning an area of 344 square kilometres, it shares its Northern boundary with the Pakke Tiger Reserve of Arunachal Pradesh, a patchwork of lush green forests and wetlands with the clear waters of the Jia Bhoroli River adding to the beautiful views. Jia Bhoroli was once famous for its golden mahseer population and was a popular angling destination, but it has now been banned allowing the fish population to flourish. Murral, goonch, Indian trout and chocolate mahseer are other varieties of fish found here. Apart from elephants and tigers, Nameri also has a sizeable population of avifauna, including the rare and endangered white-winged wood duck. At Nameri there are no jeep safaris. Instead, visitors can walk the nature trail accompanied by an armed guard. Watchtowers overlooking a patch of small pools are good spots to stop and take in the surroundings.... You are likely to spot some green imperial pigeons here. Another way to explore the park and view its water birds is by rafting the mild rapids of the Jia Bhoroli River. It is more a pleasure ride than an adventurous tumble.
River rafting on the Jia Bhoroli river is a fourteen-kilometres ride that takes about three hours to cover and traverses over mild rapids. Go for a moderate trek inside the park with an armed Forest Department guide and get a closer look at the nooks and crannies of the park.
Orchids are found in abundance in the region, adding some colourful flair between the bamboo stalks and along the open grassland. The forests are also rich in epiphytes, lianas, and clump-forming bamboo. Nameri also has a sizeable elephant population and is also home to a host of other animals including the tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole, muntjac, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear and the Indian giant squirrel. With over 350 species of birds in the region, birders can revel in rare sightings such as the seasonal visitor the ibisbill, the highly endangered white-winged wood duck and the near-threatened ferruginous duck.
The historic town of Tezpur is just 35 kilometres away. Historical ruins from the 8th and 9th centuries dot the surrounding areas of the city. The ruins of Bamuni Hills are the most famous. For those who haven’t had their fill of wildlife, there are three other nature reserves within a two-hour drive from Nameri-Kaziranga National Park, Orang National Park and Pakke Tiger Reserve
Many landless communities had migrated into these forest areas in search of secured land and livelihoods during the colonial period. Unlike the local tribal communities who were hunter-gatherers and foragers, these settlers depended on agriculture. As farm lands grew further into forest lands, so did the man-animal conflict and it continues to be a problem today. Efforts to provide alternative livelihood skills programmes for the forest villagers are supported by the lodges here to reduce their dependency on forest land. Your visit is crucial to support the local economy, but please also report abuse or poor practice at admin@toftindia.org.

Park Information

How To Book

Your lodge or tour operator should make all bookings for you.

Park Timings

Entry permits are issued from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday through Sunday. Rafting time is between 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.The 5 km walking trail starts from Potasali Ghat which is open from 6.30 am to 1.30 pm, and for avid wildlife enthusiasts and birders afternoon trekking ends at 4.30 pm.The Park remains open for the visitors from 1st November to 30th April.

Getting Around the Park

Jeep safaris are not available at Nameri. Instead, there are walking trails and river rafting on the Jia Bhoroli River

Entry Fees

R 50 for Indian Nationals R 500 for Foreign NationalsCamera Fees: R 50 per camera Guard Fee: R 100 Boat fee: R 300 per boat for Indian and Foreign Nationals. An additional charge of R 100 is levied for the boatman
By Air: Tezpur (37 km). Transport can be hired or you can bring your own vehicle. By Rail / Road: Rangapara Railway Station (25 km) connects Guwahati. Nameri falls on the Bomdila Highway that connects Guwahati and Tawang.

PUG Lodges In This Park

Nameri Eco Camp

Nameri Eco Camp is owned and managed by an NGO called Assam (Bhorelli) Angling and Conservation Association and is located in the buffer zone of the Nameri National Park

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