About Namdapha National Park
Tiger reserve in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh is spread in an
area of 1,850-sq-kms rugged terrain. Perhaps no other national park in the
world has a wider attitudinal variation than the Namdapha national park that
rises from 200m to 4,500m in the snow-capped mountain. This variation has
given rise to the growth of diverse habitats of flora and fauna. For the
truly dedicated wilderness and wildlife fan, a visit to the Namdapha
National Park is a challenging one. It is also an ideal place for trekking
and hiking The beautiful forests possess great bio diversity of Flora and
Fauna. A detailed study of its species and genetic variation has not yet
been thoroughly done. Namdapha is a Botanist's dream and it may take as long
as 50 years to complete a comprehensive survey of its botanical resources.
There are more than 150 timber species. The Pinus Merkusi and Abies Delavavi
are not found any where else in India than here. One of the rarest and
endangered orchids, the Blue Vanda is also found here. The most famous local
medicinal plant Mishimi Teeta, which is used by the local tribals to cure
all kinds of diseases, is available here.
Wildlife Attractions in Namdapha National Park
The diverse vegetation and habitats of Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary grooms
diverse species of animals and birds. It is the only park in the World to
have four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard
(Panthera Uncia) and Clouded Leopard. A number of primate species are seen
in the park, including the Assamese Macaque, pig-tailed Macaque,
stump-tailed Macaque and a number of distinctive Hoolock Gibbons, highly
endangered and only 'Ape' species found in India, dwell in this impenetrable
virgin forest. Of the many other important animals are Elephants, Black
Bear, Indian Bison, several species of Deers, reptiles and a variety of
Among the bird species, most notable are the White winged Wood Ducks, a
rare and endangered species, the great Indian Hornbills, Jungle Fowls and
Pheasants flop their noisy way through the jungle. The inaccessibility of a
greater part of the park has helped to keep the forests in their pristine
and virgin state in its natural form.
Moreover, the park possesses great bio diversity of flora and fauna. The
lush green under growths of canes, bamboos, wild bananas and other variety
of vegetation are intertwined like cobwebs. The grandeur of the wet tropical
rain forest is breeding ground for a variety of animals and birds which is a
remarkable sight, worth seeing.
The beautiful little forest camp is situated on the banks of the river
Noa-Dihing. The beautiful bungalow, providing scenic views of the river,
offers quality accommodation for the visitors.
Situated just 9 km from Deban, the area is a homing ground for hornbills.
Flocks of homing birds playing around and freely flying around in the air
can be frequently seen here.
The camping site offers breathtaking views of the Namdapha park. It makes
an ideal spot to click some picture postcard photographs of the area.
How to get there
The nearest airport is at Dibrugarh. Indian
Airlines flies Calcutta-Dibrugarh at 9:45 (except on Mon & Fri).
The nearest railhead is Tinsukia. Delhi is
connected to Tinsukia through the Brahmputra Mail (daily, 20:55) and Chennai
through the Dibrugarh Exp. (Thu, 22:25). Another option is to travel to
Dibrugarh and make a connection to Namdapha or Tinsukia from there.
From Tinusukia or Dibugarh, the journey to
Miao, headquarters of the National Park and the Tiger Reserve, has to be
done by road, over a distance of 150-km. Then, a forest road stretching over
around 28-km gives access to the protected area up to a place called Deban,
which has a lovely forest rest house and some other accommodation for the
field staff. Beyond this area there is no road as such and all movement
inside the reserve has to be on foot through dense forest and steep hill
ranges with streams and rivers flowing in between. To reach by road from
Dibrugarh, take the NH37 to Makum via Tinsukia. From there, NH38 to Ledo,
state highway to Miao and link road from here to Deban.
Distances from Major Cities
150 km (E)/7 hrs. (to Deban via Miao)
45 km (E)/2 hrs.
Travel Tips/Important Information
- Indian visitors have to obtain an inner line permit to visit the
state of Arunachal Pradesh which can be obtained only from within the
district, while foreigners require a restricted area permit (a 10 day
permit requires valid visas and costs around US$ 50/person) which can be
obtained from the home ministry in New Delhi. It is better to apply as
early as possible.
- The most common entry to the park is from M'pen checkpost (11 km
away). Another access through the Lisu village at Gandhigram is a bit
difficult to manage, but promises the vacation of a lifetime.
- Park charges Entry Fee : Rs. 10 (Indians) & Rs. 50 (foreigners),
Vehicles : Rs. 100, Camera : Rs. 70 (still) & Rs. 100 (video)
- The park remains open for visitors from sunrise to sunset.
- Try to wear shades of green and other light colored clothing. Avoid
bright colors and strong smelling perfumes.
- Check out the park timings and safari timings.
- Bookings should be made in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Prior knowledge about animal habits will enhance your experience.
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Resorts in Namdapha
at Deban, the forest rest house offers 5 rooms that are provided with
attached baths and other basic amenities for a comfortable and memorable
Namdapha is located across the river from the forest rest house. The
camp offers 10 huts that are provided with attached baths and running