Namdapha National Park

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Namdapha National Park is located in Arunachal Pradesh, the north-east corner of India. This place is rich in biodiversity and is the most famous park in Arunachal Pradesh. The place is exactly located in Changlang District. There are many attractions which draw tourists to this place. Acquainting with the elements of this national park can be useful.

  1. Location and how to reach:

This national park is located in the district of Changlang and is spread over an area of 1982 square kilometre. The nearest district to this park is Miao. Namdapha National Park can be reached by rail, air, and road transports.

The nearest railway station to this place is Margherita railway station. The long distance railway station accessible is Tinsukia railway station.

The nearest airport is at Mohanbai, Dibrugarh.

This park’s entry is situated at Miao and there are a lot of roads connecting from Assam to Miao. The places after the airports and rail lines are connected to this entry point of the park.

 

  1. Flora:

This park contains about 150 species of timber alone, two of which cannot be found anywhere else in this world. One of the rarest types of Orchid is found here. Besides this, there are a lot of medicinal plants in this park. The vegetation consists of evergreen, coniferous, temperate broadleaved and deciduous forests and also Alpine vegetation. There are lots of animals found here due to the wide variety of vegetation.

 

  1. Fauna:

The climate and vegetation attracts a lot of animals and birds here.

There are many types of leopards found here, such as snow leopard, clouded leopard and Indian leopard. Other types of animals found here are Bengal tiger, Indian wolf, Asiatic big bear, Red panda, Red wolf, yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, binturong, Asian palm civet, marbled cat, fishing cat, Asian golden cat, and two mongoose species. The herbivores found in this region are Indian elephant, wild boar, musk deer, Indian muntjac, hog deer, sambar, gaur, goral, mainland serow, takin and bharal.  macaque. There are also several birds found here which includes winged wood duck and Indian hornbill.

  1. Other information:

The best month to visit this place is October to April. The places of interest inside this park are Deban- a forest camping site inside the park, Firmbase- another camping site inside the park, Hornbill- a places where flocks of these birds can be found inside the park, Haldibari- another camping place located inside the park, Camera point- a place where people can take picturesque photos and have a clear view of the landscape of the park, Gandhigram- the last village of India which borders Myanmar, etc.

The charge per head for an Indian is Rs. 10 and per head for foreigners is Rs. 50. The forest officers can be contacted at any time in case of doubts.

 

Namdapha National Park has always been a favourite of tourists. With its lush green landscape, it has a lot to offer for tourists and provides a natural habitat for animals.

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