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 located in Arunachal Pradesh. With its altitude varying between 200 meters to 4500 meters, the National Park is a haven of rare and endangered animal and plant species with one of the most vibrant bio-diversities in the country. It is here that you can spot species such as Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Leopard, and Tiger. Namdapha National Park is located at a mere distance of 160 km from the capital of Assam, i.e. Dibrugarh and is well-connected by a network of roads up till Miao, which is its getaway.
Being in the lower Eastern Himalayan belt, the national park provides a beautiful view of the nearby peaks; it is perfect for some forest trekking and hiking activities and for relaxation. There are many rare species in the Park such as Tigers, Leopards, Black Bear, Indian Elephants and Bison which can be sighted during safaris and treks. The birdlife at the sanctuary is also great and diverse with many rare species and migratory present in the National Park. It is a great place to start off your journey into Arunachal Pradesh giving you a glimpse of the wonderful things to come ahead. The name of the park itself 'Namdapha' is a combination of two Singpho words that mean 'Forest Keeping' indicating the conservation of forests, which is the primary objective of the tribals as well as the locals in the area.
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.
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