Nameri National Park
Reserved Forest declared
Nameri Sanctuary (137 sq.km.)
Provisional Notification of National Park (212 sq. Iml) on 27-02-1997 Final
Notification of National Park (200sq.km.) on 09-09-1998 Declared Tiger Reserve
Rich, and teeming with a diverse variety of flora and fauna, Nameri shares its
northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal.Together they
constitute an area of over lOOOsq.km of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests
with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers.
Moist deciduous species of trees predominate and harbour a profusion of colourful
orchids. This is excellent elephant country and ideal habitat for a host of
other animals including tiger.
It is also home to the Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Hog Deer, Muntjac, Wild Boar,
Wild Dog (Dhole), Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Malayam Giant
Squirrel, and also the endangered small manlmal the Hispid hare.
Park is a birder's paradise and t110re then 300 species of birds have been identified
here--- four species of Horn Bill, an abundance of Hill Mynas, Bluebeard Bee
Eaters, Barbets, Babblers, Bulbuls, Plovers, Ibisbills, etc. Also seen are King
Vultures, Fishing Eagles, Blacked Necked Storks and other resident and migratory
REPTILES & INSECTS
A plethora of reptilian and insect life bear testimony to the immense biodiversity
of the area. Kachuga Sylehtensis or the Assam Roof Turtle is found here. In
fact, an Atlas Moth with a wingspan of 10 inches was recorded in Nameri National
Multi coloured butterflies and insects like the Lantern fly are a common sight
adding colour and charm to the scenery.
At Potasali near the picturesque Jia-Bhoroli River a camping facility was set
up in 1 994 for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
The NATURE SAFARI is the outcome of a joint effort of the Department of Forests)
Wildlife) Government of Assam) and the Assam (Bhoreli) Angling & Conservation
Association fA (B) ACA] with financial support of the North Eastern Council
Located in wooded surroundings and adjacent to the Nameri National Park (NNP)
in the Eastern Himalayan foothills) it is a mere 38 kilometres from the historic
town of Tezpur in the Sonitpur district of Assam, India.
Safaris at Nameri National Park
NATURE SAFARI arranges safaris conducted by the wildlife department, to explore
this fascinating habitat on foot. While trekking, arn1ed forest guards guide
you along nature trails through thick jungles and dry riverbeds. More often
than not one may come across wild animals like bison, elephants, deer, etc.,
but sighting of a great variety of birds is a certainty. Nameri is mostly dense
jungle and locating a wild life is that much more difficult. But one thing is
assured - a safari through some of the most breathtaking tropical jungle terrain.
Rafting at Nameri National Park
Rafting is a major activity in this fast flowing river full of exciting rapids.
NATURE SAFARI organizes safe and thrilling rubber raft trips with expert rafting
guides in a 17 km stretch of the river. Campers can explore the park by this
waterway and sight animals watering in the river.
In season, water birds like Cormorants, Merganser, Great Stone Plover, Mallard,
Pochard and Brahmini Ducks are commonly seen. These rafting trips, ITleant for
the entire family are essentially enjoyable and have become one of the most
popular attractions of the NATURE SAFARI.
Nameri National Park Reservation Form