Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 40 kms from Tezpur and the third national park in Assam. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km 2 of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Nameri is a birder’s paradise with over 300 species of birds.The area is criss-crossed by the river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Khari etc. A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. The inaccessibility and continuity with the neibouring forest areas have helped the wildlife of Nameri to flourish. Nameri and Sonai-Rupai are only Protected Areas in the North Bank of the Brahmaputra in the Civil District of Sonitpur.
It was a one day trip to Nameri, we started from Jorhat and our near halt was in GL Resort, Kaziranga, an old resort now but a charm in itself. We 0ften drop by whenever we pass by it. We ordered for morning breakfast and i must tell you if you have ample time in your hands then this is the right place for it.
We started off our journey to Nameri, as it was raining cats and dogs thatday many of our activities got cancelled up. We reached Nameri Eco Hunt , had heard a lot about these place though dint get a chance to trek and stay due to the weather condition but the small time spent was worth while. We ordered for a small snacks to grab and then went for some resort hunting.
Impressed by the success of the annual angling and rafting events, NEC, mooted the idea of establishing the Eco Camp in the early 90s. With the support of the Government of Assam, the Assam Forest Department and then CCF Wildlife and Chief Wildlife Warden, members of the tea community (A.B.I.T.A) and a financial grant from NEC, two members of the A(B)AA, were authorized as camp directors to work towards setting up the camp in 1994. Years later in 2006, the camp was upgraded and the facilities too, planted exotic flora and trained the local boys in the culinary and hospitality department.
We got some good shots of the resort, amidst the green lush. Tourist were seeing getting ready for their planned activities as they have been staying in the resort and the bookings were done early. Its always better to do prior bookings for any wildlife adventures.
Things To Do
A 5 km trek is located in the core area of Nameri National Park. Visitors can have a thrilling experience of trekking with the beauty of wild animals and birds.
River Rafting :
The Jia-Bhoroli river passes through the park covering a distance of 15km. Visitors can enjoy the thrilling experience of level one rafting along with some wild birds.
After the camp we went through the dense jungle to see the magnificent Kameng River known also as Jia -Bhoroli
Things To Do in Nameri :
- Raft down the Jia Bhoroli river. If you are lucky you might spot wildlife right from the rubber dinghy. Our experienced boatmen from the surrounding villages will be happy to find you a safe spot to enjoy the water.
- Go bird watching around Nameri, rich with over 370 species of birds.
- Visit the Pygmy Hog Conservation Center right next door for a rare glimpse of the endangered species.
- Explore the villages. The friendly Assamese and Mising folk are quick to welcome you to their homes for a glimpse of their lifestyle.
For details please refer to the website :