State : Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : October to April.
Location : 150-km From Miao, Arunachal Pradesh.
Know the Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh
Spread over an area of 1,985 sq km, Namdapha National Park in Arunachal
Pradesh is largest national park of the northeast region. It is also one of
the largest wildlife protected areas In India. The Namdapha National Park is
a few kilometers away from Miao the district headquarter situated on the
Indo-Burma border. The landscape of the park is very challenging, as it
covers a wide range of altitudes from 200 m to 4,500 m. The Namadapha
National Park at Arunachal Pradesh has diverse and rich stock of flora and
fauna that are typical of this area.
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 splendour of the wet tropical
rain forest is breeding ground for various animals and birds, which is
notable and worth seeing.
Airport : The nearest point of entry via air is the airport
at Dibrugarh, Assam.
Railhead : The rail station is situated at Tinsukia in
Road Transport : 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.
For Indians : Indian tourists intended to visit Namdapha
National Park need an Inner Line Permit which can be obtained from the
For Foreigners : Individual foreigner visiting Arunachal
Pradesh require Restricted Area Permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs,
Govt.of India (F-1), Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi- 110 001.
Sightseeing in Namdapha National Park
Namdapha 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 altitudinal 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 goal. It is also an ideal for trekking and
The beautiful forests possess great biodiversity of Flora and Fauna. A
details study of its species and genetic variation is still undiscovered.
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.
The 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 here 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.