Nameri National Park
Wild elephant @ Nameri National Park | By Digantatalukdar, https://commons.wikimedia.org

Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is located in Sonitpur district of northeastern state Assam of India. The National Park is situated in the foothills of  Eastern Himalayas.  This National Park is also declared as a tiger reserve under the national Tiger project in the year 1999-2000 has an area of 200 square kilometres. The Jia-Bhoroli and the Bor Dikorai rivers are the main rivers passing through the National Park. The Jia-Bhoroli river forms the western boundary and the  Jia- Bhoroli river forms the eastern boundary of the National Park.

Flagship animal National Park: Royal Bengal Tiger and Elephant.

Notified area of the National Park:  200 square kilometres
The National Park is designated in the year 1998.
Best time to visit National Park is from  November to April

White winged wood duck
White winged wood duck | By Nejib Ahmed. https://commons.wikimedia.org

Flora

The standing vegetation is comprised of semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forest including bamboo and canebrakes and grassland strips. The tree species include Gmelina arborea, Michelia champaca, Rudraksha, Bonjolokia, Hatipolia akhakan, hollock, Amora wallichi, Chukrasia tabularis, Ajar, Urium poma, Bhelou, Agaru etc.

Fauna

Mammal

Royal Bengal Tiger,  Asiatic elephant,  Sambar,   leopard,  Gaur,  Barking deer Wild Boar Himalayan black bear,  capped langur,  clouded leopard, Leopard cat etc.

Avifauna

More than 370 species of birds have been reported from this Park. White-winged wood duck, wreathed hornbill, black stork, plovers, great pied hornbill,  ibisbill, blue-bearded bee-eaters, babblers,  rufous necked hornbill etc.

Important Ichthyofauna

Rivers are the lifeline of this National Park. The Jia Bhoroli river Is famous for  Golden mahseer. Golden mahseer is a popular game fish,  endemic to this river. From the time of British Raj in India, this river is famous for Golden mahseer angling.  However, the angling is banned since 2011 in the tiger reserve.

Golden Mahseer
Golden mahseer | By Charles J Sharp, https://commons.wikimedia.org

Approach to Nameri National Park

Nearest Airpor: Tejpur Airport (37 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Rangapara (25 km)

Raod: Nearest town Tejpur (40 km)

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Meenakshi

    Good concept and great effort…..
    Very informative
    Keep it up…..

  2. Oshin

    Would love to visit this National park 🤩🤩 waiting for a family trip..

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