Nameri National Park, Assam

Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India. It is one of the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life in the world. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its Northeastern side. The Park extends up to east and south west bank of the river Bor Dikorai from interstate boundary at Sijussa to the left bank of Jia Bharali River up to the south bank of Balipara Reserve Forest.

The area is drained by the Jia Bharali and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari etc. The Park covers an area of 200 sq. km. and is augmented by parts of the Balipara Reserve Forests Area, which acts as a 64 sq. km. buffer on the opposite side of the Jia Bharali and 80 sq. kms. of the Nauduar Reserve Forests. The terrain is uneven with altitudes ranging from 80 meters along the river banks to 225 meters in the central and northern parts.

© Sumit SenThe eco-region is part of the North Bank Landscape and is an Eastern Himalayan Mega Biodiversity Hotspot. It is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of Plant Functional Type and Plant Functional Complexity. The area is influenced by the tropical monsoons, which cause rainfall to be seasonal and heavy with an average 3,400 mm of rain falling between May and September.

Location: 35-km From Tezpur, Sonitpur District, Assam
Area: 200-sq-kms
Main Attraction: Four Species Of Hornbill
Best Time To Visit: November To March

Air: The nearest airport is Salon about 10-km from Tezpur, in Sonitpur district, which is 181-km away from Guwahati.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Rangapara 60-kms from Bhalukpong, which is 21-km from the park, in Sonitpur district.
Road: Regular buses ply to and from Tezpur, which is well connected with all the major cities of Assam.

The Tourism Department has tourist lodge at Tezpur and Bhalukpong (21-km from the park). There is also an Eco-camp at Potasali, which provides comfortable accommodation and delicious food.
Contact: Tourist Information Officer, Tezpur Tourist Lodge, Tezpur, Sonitpur District, Assam
The Divisional Forest Officer, Western Assam Wildlife Division, Dolabari, P.O. Tezpur, Sonitpur District, Assam
Camp Director, Eco-camp, Potasali (Nameri National Park), Sonitpur District, Assam.

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