Park (Tiger Project)
: Arunachal Pradesh
: Largest National Park Of The Northeast Region And One of The largest Wildlife Protected Areas In India.
Best Time To Visit
: October To April
Namdapha National Park is the most well-known wild life park in Arunachal Pradesh. The Namdapha National Park is a only some kilometers away from Miao the district headquarter located on the Indo-Burma border. A trip to the Namdapha National Park is challenging, as it covers a wide range of altitudes from 200 m. to 4,500 m Namdapha National Park has diverse habitats and flora and fauna that are typical of this area. The majestic gaur or mithun, elephant, Himalayan black bear, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, musk deer, slow loris, binturong and the red panda are all found here. The predators include the tiger, leopard, a rare snow leopard and clouded leopard in the higher reaches of the hills. A number of primate species are seen in the park, such as the Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque and the distinctive hoolock gibbon. Hornbills, jungle fowl, pheasants etc. are also found amongst other colored bird species. Miao can be reached by Jeep/Gypsy from Margherita (Assam) and Pasighat
Moreover, the park presents a rich bio diversity of flora and fauna. The lush green under growths are thick with the crisscross of canes, bamboos, wild bananas and variety of vegetations The luxury of the wet tropical rain forest is breeding ground for various animals and birds, which is notable and worth seeing.
Namdapha National Park is Botanist's Paradise 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 available at Namdapha. The Pinus Merkusi and Abies Delavavi are not found elsewhere in India. The Blue Vanda, one of the rarest and endangered orchids is also found here. The most famous local medicinal plant Mishimi Teeta, which is used by the local tribal for all kinds of diseases, the export of which is banned.
Namdapha National Park is home to diverse species of animals and birds. It is one park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger, Clouded Leopard and Leopard Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia) and numbers of Lesser cats. Several primate species are also seen in the park, such as Assamese Macaque, pig-tailed Macaque, stump-tailed Macaque and number of the distict Hoolock Gibbons. Highly endangered and only 'Ape' species found in India also dwells in this dense virgin forest. Some other important animals are the Elephants, Black Bear, Indian Bison, several species of Deers, reptiles and a variety of arboreal animals.
Some avian fauna (bird) species found in Namdapha National Park 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.
Journey to Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh
Airport : The nearest point of entry via air is the airport at Dibrugarh, Assam.
Railhead : The rail station is situated at Tinsukia in Assam.
: 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. Miao can be reached by
Jeep/Gypsy from Margherita (Assam) and Pasighat.