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Nameri National Park
Nameri National Park is one of the natural parks situated in the scenic state of Assam, in North East India. It is located in the district of Sonitpur in Assam, not too far away from the border between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
It is a reserve forest that is home to many exotic plants, animals and birds. Every year, many tourists go to visit this park during their India tours. Most Assam India tour packages will include this park in their itinerary. The biodiversity in the North Eastern part of India is second only to the Amazon Rainforests.
The region has always been covered by nature and the jungles in this part of the world are unexplored, pristine, and wild. For ages, wildlife enthusiasts from around the world have been attracted to explore the richness of the forests here. Along with the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nameri National Park is another reserve forest that is home to different species of animal and plant life. If you want to enjoy dense forests where you can spot different exotic animals, then you should certainly visit this national park during your India tours.
What can you see in Nameri National Park?
The different species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and plants that you can spot in the vicinity of this park include,
Mammals – Leopard, Tiger, Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Wild Pigs, Gaur, Barking Deer, Sambar, Slow Loris, Hispid hare, Dhole, Capped Langur, Binturong, Ferret Badger (Burmese), Sloth Bear, and so on.
Reptiles – Roofed Turtle (Assamese), Soft Shell Turtle & Flap Shell Turtle (Indian), Leaf Turtle (South – East Asian), Burmese Python, Keeled Box Turtle, Indian Cobra, Monitor Lizard, King Cobra, Common – Blind Snake, Pit Viper, etc.
Birds – Pallas fish eagle, White – Winged Wood duck, Greater – spotted Eagle, Lesser – Adjutant Stork, Long – billed vulture, White – ramped vulture, Black-bellied Term, Great – Pied Hornbill and Rufus –necked Hornbill, etc.
Plants – Magnolia Champaca, Gmelina Arborea, Mesua Ferrea, bamboo trees, Hatipolia Akhakan, Agaru, Bonjolokia, Rudraksha, etc.
Accommodation in Nameri National Park
People, who are adventurous and can manage with basic amenities, can stay at the eco camps and nature resorts in and around the Nameri National Park. Those who are in need of a little more than the basic necessities can stay in any of the hotels located in the nearest town of Tezpur in Assam. However, one must understand that Tezpur is not a very big town and there are no luxurious accommodations available there.
Best time to visit Nameri National Park
Summers can be very hot and humid in this part of the world, along with heavy rainfall in the monsoon. Hence, the best time to visit the park is during the month of November to April when the temperature is moderate with minimum rainfall and humidity. This period is also ideal for sighting a maximum number of animals.
Nameri National Park can offer a lot to the tourists and is included in many India tour packages. You should make an apart to include it in your India tours itinerary.