Nameri national park
The Riverine Sanctuary of Assam
Nameri National Park Tourism
Nameri National Park is located on the eastern lower regions of the Sonitpur region of Assam. Together with Pakhui National Park of Arunachal Pradesh, Nameri covers an area of 1000 square kilometers. The reserve is perceived as a national park which was developed in 1998, and River Jia Bhoroli coursing through this park became a very well-known fishing destination in India. Nameri contains semi-evergreen, sodden deciduous forest with the cane and bamboo groves, along with small landmarks of open meadow with serene flowing streams. Furthermore, it is likewise renowned as a birdwatcher's heaven with 300 types of avifauna like the white-winged wood duck, incredible pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, dark stork, babblers, and plovers. The recreation center is likewise home to wild animal species like tiger, panther, sambar, dwarf hoard, clouded panther, muntjac, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, capped langur, and Indian giant squirrel. The sanctuary is famous for activities like water boating, fishing, swimming, etc. However, consent from the forestry division is fundamental for fishing. The waterway in Nameri is brimming with an assortment of fish. Golden Masheer Fish is the well-known fish of this area. The river rafting is additionally held at the south-east side of the recreation center on river Jai Bharali. November to April are the greatest months to visit Nameri.
The best way to reach Nameri National park is by car. You can easily hire a cab from Tezpur which will charge you around 700 to 800 rupees. In case you do not have the budget to travel via car, you can opt to travel by the state bus.
Some of the major activities that can be undergone in Nameri National Park are the River Rafting and Jungle Walk.
River Rafting: The rafting fee per person is around Rs. 50, which does not include fees charged for carrying a camera or a video camera. The entry fee for foreign nationals is more than what is charged for Indian Nationals, that is Rs. 500, with a per boat fee of Rs. 300. The Eco Camp organizes river rafting activities for its tourist in the river of Jia Bharali. The camp organizers will even assist you in having a picnic along the banks of the river which is something that every tourist enjoy.
Jungle Walk: The Eco camp also organizes a 3 hours walk along with armed guards for the protection of its tourists. The walk is commenced early in the morning which gives u a massive chance of spotting wild animals like tigers. The walk is organized around the banks of the river Jia Bharali, which involves crossing the river in a boat and then later completing an entire round around the forest. It’s a must do activity for the thrill seekers.
How to reach
The best way to reach the Nameri National Park is by car, as the forest reserve is very well connected to the national highways.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest airport to Nameri National Park is the Tezpur Airport. All the flights available are connecting flights. You can easily get direct flights from any major city of India to Tezpur, from there you can easily book a taxi or cab to it.
How to Reach by Train
The nearest major railway station is the Tezpur Railway station. It receives trains from all over the country. Even a few local trains are available here.
How to Reach by Bus
State Bus service is available. One can take a flight to Guwahati or Tezpur and then take a bus from there to Nameri National Park. If you take a bus from Guwahati which takes the route from via NH 15, it will take you approximately 5 hours 13 minute which is a distance of around 194 km.
How to Reach by Road
The National park is very well connected to the national highways, hence you can easily reach your destination by cab or taxi from Guwahati which will take you around 4 hours and 45 minutes.
How to travel within
The best way to travel within Nameri is by jeep and on foot. Special safaris are arranged within the park.
Accommodation and Food
As it is a National Park, not many resorts and hotels are available for a tourist to stay in. The only accommodation available in Nameri National park is the Nameri Eco Camp. It is advisable that you book a spot in their camp at least a 100 days before your day of visiting the place. The camp usually stays fully booked during weekends, hence getting a room can be quite difficult. The food served in the camp is influenced by Assamese cuisine. The most common dishes that is served is the Mashor Tenga, Bhat, Daal, Aalu Pitika, Mangkhor Jhul, etc. The cuisine mainly involves various preparations of fish and pork. Although some vegetarian dishes are also served along with it.
Nameri National Park Itinerary
Day 1: Reaching Tezpur Airport, take a cab to start your drive to Nameri which will take you approximately 2 hours to reach. Get checked in at your pre-book hotel or guest house to spend the night at this beautiful sanctuary while enjoying the night with local entertainment and cuisine. Have an early night to enjoy your next day of jungle safari and activities
Day 2: Quickly finishing breakfast in the early morning, head start for your pre-book safari to enjoy the mesmerizing nature and landscapes along with wild animals in Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary. The safari organized by Eco Camp will keep your day occupied by hikes and boating in the Jia Bharali River. The more thrill seekers and go for rafting and angling in the river there. Stay overnight, and start your journey back to Tezpur the next morning to catch your flight back home.