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Assam is a state blessed with green meadows, fertile plains, stunning hills, vibrant culture, and unique wildlife and Nameri National Park is one example showing the uniqueness of the state. The national park is great in attracting tourists from all parts of the country.
Nameri National Park the most scenic national park, located at the eastern border of Assam's valley and between the alluring mountains of Arunachal Pradesh. Jai Bhoreli River flows on the western and southern borderline of the national park giving the visitors a breathtaking experience. The Nameri National Park is the last shelter of the white-winged wood duck, the most endangered duck species. Bijou population of winged wood ducks is said to be seen in the Nameri National Park giving you an immensely enjoyable time in the National park as we all are in search of capturing the rare species. While visiting the national park you will see the elephants walking around as a colossal population of the elephant’s still exist in the National park.
Location: Sonitpur District, Assam, India
Nearest Airport: Guwahati airport
How to reach: 5 hours drive from Guwahati airport
Famous for: Wildlife park hosting rare Cats and Birds
Best time to visit: November to March
Mammals: Tiger, leopard, Indian elephant, Indian Gaur, black bear, sambar,Barking Deer
Birds: Ibisbill, Ruddy Kingfisher, Blue-eared, Green Cochoa, Reathed Hornbill, Great-pied Hornbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill
Nameri national parkthe sublime national park of Assam consists of tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with some narrow open grassland strips. Some of the rarest species seen in Nameri national park are Capped Langurs, Wild Boars, Bison, Giant Squirrels, Black Bears, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Tiger, Leopard, Black Panther, Himalayan Black Bear, Elephant, Indian Dhole, Sambar, Barking Wolf, Dog Wolf, Fox, Hispid Hare, Sluggish Loris, Assamese Macaque, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Flying Squirrel, Wild Pig, and many more. Nameri national park was declared as the forest reserve in 1978 and sanctuary in 1985. The national park is famous for being the home to a large number of floras.
The national park is also home to a variety of birds like Hornbills, Wood Ducks, Plovers, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Black Stork, Ibis Bill, Large Whistling Teal, King Vulture, Long-Billed Ring Plover, Hill Myna, Pin-tailed green pigeon, Himalayan pied Kingfisher, Three-Toed Kingfisher, Larger spotted Eagle, White ramped vulture, Longo billed vulture and many more making it a favorite destination for a wildlife and nature aficionado.
The easily seen reptiles inside the National Park are King cobra, Pit Viper, Russels Viper, Banded Krait, Python, Rat Snake, Assam Roof Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle, Keeled Box Tortle, Asian Leaf Tortle, Narrow Headed Soft Shelled Turtle, Indian Soft Shelled Turtle, and many more.
There are various amazing activities you can do inside the national park-like water rafting and fishing. You can also perform sports that are suitable for angling after getting permission from the forest department of the national park.
If you love river rafting then you must visit Jia Bhoreli River which is located at a distance of 13 kilometers in the south-east part of the national park. Rafting and trekking inside the national park is the best way to witness the wildlife.