Best time to Travel : October to April.
Location : 150-km From Miao, Arunachal Pradesh.
Namdapha National Park in Arunachal PradeshSpread over an area of 1,985 sq km, Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh is largest national park of the northeast region. It is also one of the largest wildlife protected areas In India. The Namdapha National Park is a few kilometers away from Miao the district headquarter situated on the Indo-Burma border. The landscape of the park is very challenging, as it covers a wide range of altitudes from 200 m to 4,500 m. The Namadapha National Park at Arunachal Pradesh has diverse and rich stock of flora and fauna that are typical of this area.
Moreover, the park presents a rich bio diversity of flora and fauna. The lush green under growths are thick with the crisscross of canes, bamboos, wild bananas and variety of vegetations The splendour of the wet tropical rain forest is breeding ground for various animals and birds, which is notable and worth seeing.
Journey to Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh
Airport : The nearest point of entry via air is the airport at Dibrugarh, Assam.
Rail head : The rail station is situated at Tinsukia in Assam.
Road Transport : From Tinusukia or Dibugarh, the journey to Miao, headquarters of the National Park and the Tiger Reserve, has to be done by road, over a distance of 150-km. Then, a forest road stretching over around 28-km gives access to the protected area up to a place called Deban, which has a lovely forest rest house and some other accommodation for the field staff. Beyond this area there is no road as such and all movement inside the reserve has to be on foot through dense forest and steep hill ranges with streams and rivers flowing in between. Miao can be reached by Jeep/Gypsy from Margherita (Assam) and Pasighat.
NOTE :For Indians : Indian tourists intended to visit Namdapha National Park need an Inner Line Permit which can be obtained from the following authorities:-
For Foreigners : Individual foreigner visiting Arunachal Pradesh require Restricted Area Permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt.of India (F-1), Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi- 110 001.
Sightseeing in Namdapha National Park
Namdapha Tiger reserve in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh is spread in an area of 1,850-sq-kms rugged terrain. Perhaps no other national park in the world has a wider altitudinal variation than the Namdapha national park that rises from 200m to 4,500m in the snow-capped mountain. This variation has given rise to the growth of diverse habitats of flora and fauna. For the truly dedicated wilderness and wildlife fan, a visit to the Namdapha National Park is a challenging goal. It is also an ideal for trekking and hiking
The beautiful forests possess great biodiversity of Flora and Fauna. A details study of its species and genetic variation is still undiscovered.
The FloraNamdapha National Park is Botanist's Paradise and it may take as long as 50 years to complete a comprehensive survey of its botanical resources. There are more than 150 timber species available at Namdapha. The Pinus Merkusi and Abies Delavavi are not found elsewhere in India. The Blue Vanda, one of the rarest and endangered orchids is also found here. The most famous local medicinal plant Mishimi Teeta, which is used by the local tribal for all kinds of diseases, the export of which is banned.
The FaunaThe park is home to diverse species of animals and birds. It is one park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger, Clouded Leopard and Leopard Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia) and numbers of Lesser cats. Several primate species are also seen in the park, such as Assamese Macaque, pig-tailed Macaque, stump-tailed Macaque and number of the distict Hoolock Gibbons. Highly endangered and only 'Ape' species found in India also dwells in this dense virgin forest. Some other important animals are the Elephants, Black Bear, Indian Bison, several species of Deers, reptiles and a variety of arboreal animals.
Some avian fauna (bird) species found here are the White winged Wood Ducks, a rare and endangered species, the great Indian Hornbills, Jungle Fowls and Pheasants flop their noisy way through the jungle