Namdapha National Park

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6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Adults: INR 10,
Camera: INR 75,
Vehicle: INR 100
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Namdapha National Park, Itanagar Overview

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. 

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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.

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.

Singpho

Carry woollens in good measure, while travelling here.
Wear trekking boots while trekking.
Advance booking for accommodation is necessary or staying could be a problem at Namdapha National Park.

  • 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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