Nameri National Park Sonitpur Assam Tourist Guide

Assam is known for wildlife sanctuaries. Read about Nameri National Park, Asssam, including accommodation in Nameri, how to reach Nameri National Park and more.

Nameri National Park is one of the many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries Assam for which the state is so well known. It is located in the Sonitpur district of Assam, at a distance of about 35 kilometres from Tezpur, which is the administrative headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam. Like other wildlife sanctuaries in Assam including the Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary, it is also one of the major places of tourist in Assam. Nameri National Park Photo Wallpaper Situated in the serene foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Nameri National Park has a common boundary towards its northern side with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. The area of Nameri National Park alone is about 200 square kilometres which is the core area of the Nameri Tiger Reserve Assam which spans about 344 square kilometres of land. Together the Nameri National Park in Assam and the Pakhui wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal pradhesh cover up a vast area of more or less 1000 square kilometres. This deciduous and moist jungle of bamboo brakes, canes and narrow grass strips along river banks is the ideal habitation for animals like elephants, tigers and a wide range of migratory birds.

The best season to visit Nameri National Park Assam is from November to April. Actually during the winter the migratory birds from the northern parts of Asia flock to the Nameri National Park in large numbers. So during the winter this Nameri wildlife sanctuary really becomes the perfect hunting place for the wildlife lovers and the bird watchers alike. A number of wildlife photographers also visit the Nameri National Park and Nameri Tiger Reserve during this time. Also, during the wintry season, the risk of serpents are almost nil since they hibernate these few months. Nevertheless, if you are planning to visit the Nameri National Park of Assam in the peak season, do expect a rush of tourists in hotels, tourist lodges and holiday homes around the Nameri National Park.

What to see in Nameri National Park

The wildlife animal in Nameri National Park is quite vivid and colourful. Here you can expect to see a plethora of mammal animals including Tiger, Sambar, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Slow Loris, Elephant, Wild Pigs, Barking Deer, Hispid hare, Capped Langur, Sloth Bear, Dhole, Gaur, Burmese ferret Badger, Binturong and so on. You can also find a number of birds in Nameri National Park, both domestic and migratory. A large variety of birds actually flock to this place, of which we can name the White Winged Wood duck, Palla's fish-eagle, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Greater spotted Eagle, White ramped vulture, Long billed vulture, Black bellied Tern, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill and the like. Nevertheless, there is no guarantee that you can find them all at a season! The Nameri National Park is also the home of a wide species of reptiles, which include Assam Roofed Turtle, Indian Soft Shell Turtle, Indian Flap Shell Turtle, Keeled Box Turtle, South East Asian Leaf Turtle, Common Blind Snake, Myanmarese Python, Indian Cobra, King Cobra, Pit Viper, Monitor Lizard and many more.

How to reach Nameri National Park

Reaching Nameri National Park is not really a problem as it lies only at a mere distance of 35-40 kilometres from Tezpur. Tezpur, being the administrative headquarters of the district, has a very good road and rail connection with the rest of Assam. The distance of the Salonibari Airport in Tezpur is just 34 kilometres. The state capital Guwahati is about 220 kilometres and Jorhat is more or less 215 Kms. You can get bus and taxis to Nameri National Park at frequent intervals from these places. Also, the Nagaon or Nowgong town is just 110 kilometres from the Nameri National Park. So if you are going to Nameri National Park, also do pay a visit to the Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagaon.

Contact Address for Nameri National Park & Phone No

  • Divisional Forest Officer,
    Western Assam Wildlife Division,
    Dolabari, Tezpur, Tel.-03712-268054,

  • Range Officer,
    Nameri Wildlife Range,
    Potasali (Assam), Tel.-03714-270558(0)

  • Accommodation in Nameri National Park

    Accommodation near Nameri National Park and Nameri Tiger Reserve, Assam, is not really a problem because it is quite close to Tezpur. Tezpur, being a bustling city and the administrative headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam, offers a wide range of hotels, holiday homes and tourist lodges. So if you are looking forward to a visit in the Nameri National Park then you can book a hotel in Tejpur or around the city. There are also a number of forest bungalow at close proximities of the forest area. Here we have given a detailed list of the places which will tell you where to stay in Nameri National Park. Check them out! And in the peak times, do not forget to book your lodgings well in advance otherwise you might find a rush.

    Hotel near in Nameri National Park

  • Blue Star Hotel,
    Jonaki Building,
    Tezpur, Assam
    Tel - 03712-220682

  • Oasis Hotel,
    Jonaki Road,
    Tezpur, Assam
    Tel - 03712-220724

  • Hotel Luit,
    Tezpur, Assam
    Tel - 03712-222083,

  • Hotel Green View,
    Main Road, Tezpur, Assam
    Tel - 03712-223685,

  • Kanyapur Hotel,
    Hatibilkhana, Tezpur, Assam
    Tel - 03712-220261.

  • Tourist Lodges around Nameri National Park

  • Assam (Bhoroli) Angling & Conservation Association,
    Tezpur Station Club,
    Tezpur, Pin - 784001, Assam
    Tel - 03712-220854,
    Contact person - Mr. S.B. Dutta

  • Eco Camp,
    Potasali Village,
    Tarajan, P.O. Gamani,
    District: Sonitpur, Pin- 784103, Assam
    Contact person - Mr. Ranesh Roy, Camp Director,
    Tel. 094351-45563/094352-50025

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