A mesmerizing reserve of virgin forests and some of the rarest species in India, Namdapha National Park is a gem for any wildlife and nature lover. The third largest national park in the country, area-wise, Namdapha National Park is a natural treasure situated in the far eastern corner of the country in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. With its altitude varying from 200 meters to 4500 meters, the National Park is a hot bed of rare and endangered animal and plant species with one of the most vibrant bio-diversities in the country.
The best time to visit Namdapha National Park is from October till March as during these times the temperatures are hovering the pleasant 20s allowing you to have a comfortable time. The flora and fauna at the park is also at its best during this time allowing you to make the most of your trip. The night time at Namdapha can be very cold so ensure that you have adequate winter clothing with you.
Air: Nearest airport is at Dibrugarh which is 182 km from Namdapha National Park and can be reached by hailing a cab or taking state bus.
Rail: Nearest rail head is at Tinsukia, 141 km, from Namdapha National Park. It is well connected by roadways to the national park and can be reached through a hired a cab or state transport buses.
Road: Namdapha National Park is well connected to major cities around Arunachal Pradesh through road. APSRTC and Assam state buses ply regularly from morning till evening to Namdapha National Park from Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Tinsukia, Changlang and Margherita. One can easily hire a rental Tata Sumo for a road journey which is highly recommended than traveling through state buses.
Namdapha National Park has a Forest Rest House situated by the riverside inside the Park for tourists but due to heavy demand one needs to book it in advance. Similarly, at Miao which is the entry point to the National Park you can find accommodation at Circuit house and Tourist Lodge again on advance booking.
Some places for sightseeing in & around the Park are- Haldibari, Deba, Motijheel, Bulbulia Camping site and Hornbill.
Trekking, hiking, jungle safari and bird watching are some of the activities you can try at the national park.
The experience of being surrounded by acres and acres of unhindered natural vegetation and wildlife is quite a refreshing and enjoyable one.
Try out some of these Arunachali cuisine: Dung Po, Kholam, Wungwut Ngam, Momos, Roasted Pork and Pasa.
Start your trip to Arunachal Pradesh with the Namdapha National Park. Spend a day at the park and head to the cities of Tawang and Bomdila.
Carry woolens in good measure, while travelling here. Also wear trekking boots while trekking. Advance booking for accommodation is necessary or staying could be problem at Namdapha National Park.
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