Namdapha National Park
Overview - Namdapha National Park
Located in one of the seven sisters of the Indian subcontinent, Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most protected biodiverse hotspots in the Eastern Himalayas. Spreading over an area of 1808 sq. km, it is the third largest national park in the country. Thick, impenetrable tropical rain forest growth forms the core of this natural paradise. It is justifiably a birder’s paradise. With more than 400 species doing the rounds of this beautiful park: Noa Dihing, Blyth’s Tragopans, Blue Naped Pittas, Snowy Throated Babblers, Rufous Necked Hornbills – Namdapha is the last word in exotics and the rare.
Surprisingly, it is not only known for being a magical birding escapade, but also homes 4 big cat species: Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Common Leopard and the Tiger. Apart from the big 4, one can also encounter the fluffy shy Red Panda, Hoolock Gibbons, Hog Deer, Asiatic Golden Cat and a lot more.
Best Time to Visit Namdapha National Park
The temperatures in Namdapha vary from 8 degrees to 37 degree Celsius, making months from October to March the best time frame to visit the park.
Highlight Species - Namdapha National Park
Types of Safaris - Namdapha National Park
Since Namdapha is a haven for birds, disturbances by motor vehicles are avoided. Therefore, no jeep safaris are permitted inside the national park. Instead, one is allowed to explore the national park by way of:
1. Trekking & Hiking
2. Elephant-Back ride & Boat ride for river crossing.
How to reach Namdapha National Park
By Air : The nearest airport to the national park is Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh, which is about 160 Km from the main attraction. While this airport is well connected by road to the Namdapha National Park, Guwahati Airport is better connected from Dibrugarh.
By Train : The nearest railway station is Tinsukia Railway Station in Assam, which is situated around 140 Km from the national park. Since the railway station is well connected by road to the park, you can take a taxi to reach the destination.
By Road : The Namdapha National Park is well connected to all the major cities and places by road. Since there are a number of government and privately operated buses that ply everyday at this route at frequent intervals, you can opt for one if you’re looking for a road journey. If not bus, you can also hire a taxi or drive yourself, if a long road trip thrills you. The route from Dibrugarh to Miao goes via Tinsukia, Digboi, Margherita, Ledo, Jagun, Namchik, and Kharsang, wherein the drive takes about six hours to reach the place.