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Nameri National Park, Sonitpur

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Nameri National Park Description : General Information Place : Tezpur, Sonitpur District Nearest Town : Tezpur (35 km) Main Attraction : Four Species Of Hornbill Best time to visit : November To March Nameri National Park covering an area of about 200sq. kms is located at the foothills of eastern Himalayas about 35km from Tezpur, the nearest town. The park is the second Tiger reserve of Assam. The park consists of deciduous forests, hills and the river Jia Bhoroli flows through it. Nameri was set up as a sanctuary on 18th September 1985 with an area of 137 sq km which was actually a part of Naduar Forest Reserve. Later another 75sq km was added to it making it an area of 212 sq km and on 15th November, 1998 it was officially established as a National park. Nameri is a haven for many rare animals. The rich wildlife includes Tiger, Black bear, elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian Bison, Pangolin, Indian wild dog, deer, Civet Cat, Capped Langur, Jackals etc. Various species of birds such as the endangered white winged wood duck, four species of Hornbill, butterflies and reptiles are also found here. Climate During the October, March and April months are quite warm but evenings are pleasant. One or two showers are normal during these months particularly April. November, December, January and February months are cold when temperature drops to single digit particularly at night. One needs warm coats/jackets and pullovers after sunsets. During the day however, temperature hovers around 18 degrees Celsius. Activities River Rafting: The swift flowing down stream of Kameng river and transforming into Jia Bharali with its swiftness has inspired the rafters to go for gentle rafting on the rippling water of the river. Angling: Nameri is famous for angling activity and the abundance of Golden Masheer in river Jia Bharali as made the place an anglers paradise. How to get there Air: The nearest airport is Saloni about 10-km from Tezpur, in Sonitpur district. Rail: The nearest railway station is Rangapara 60-kms from Bhalukpong, which is 21-km from the park, in Sonitpur district. Road: Regular buses ply to and from Tezpur, which is well connected with all the major cities of Assam. Where to stay The Tourism Department has tourist lodges at Tezpur and Bhalukpong (21-km from the park). There is also an Eco-camp at Potasali, which provides comfortable accommodation and food.

Weather : 23° C
Ideal duration : 1 Day
Best Time : Nov- Apr
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