Nameri National Park
IndiaGet 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.
How To Book
Your lodge or tour operator should make all bookings for you.
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
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.
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