Nameri National Park is a beautiful place, located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur district of the state of Assam. In 1978, the forest was declared a reserve forest. Nameri Reserve forest was declared a wildlife Sanctuary in 1985. The total area of the park is about 137 Km2. Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a National Park in 1998. The total area of the park is about 200 Km2. In 1999, Pakhui-Nameri has declared an interstate tiger reserve under Project Tiger.

It is one of the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life in the world. Nameri tourist attractions are its reach wildlife in which birds, mammals, and reptiles are covered. Birding in Nameri national park is very good with about 370 bird species. Nameri National Park is the natural home to the White-winged wood duck. The national park is also home to a substantial population of elephants.

The floral wealth of the park is extremely diverse and a significant part of its ecosystem. Some of the commonly found tree species include Bombax ceiba, Dalbergia sissoo, Sterculia villosa, Trewia nudiflora, Zizyphus jujuba, Litsaea polyantha, etc. Among the non-aquatic grassland species, the prominent are Phragmites karka, Arundo donax, Imperata cylindrical, and Saccarum.

Nameri National Park is the second tiger reserve of Assam and is also important for the conservation of elephants, apart from the 30 species of mammals recorded in this area.

The rich wildlife includes tigers, Black bears, elephants, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian Bison, Pangolin, Indian wild dogs, 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.


Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur district of the state of Assam. The park is situated on the eastern border of Assam valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh.  Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km2, of which Nameri has a total area of about 200 km2.

The Park extends up to the east and southwest banks of the river Bor Dikorai from the interstate boundary at Sijussa to the left bank of Jia Bharali River up to the south bank of Balipara Reserve Forest. The Nameri National Park is surrounded by Assamese and Missing tribal villages.

Dominant flora

Albizzia lucidaAlbizzia procera, Amoora wallichii, Artocarpus chaplasha, Baccaurea sapidaBischofia javanicaBombax ceibaCanarium strictum, Castanopsis indicaCordia dichotomaCinnamomum cecicodaphnea, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, Dillenia indica, Duabanga grandiflora, Duabanga sonneratoides, Dysoxylum procerum, Endospermum chinenseLagerstroemia flos-reginae, Litsea sebifera, Mesua ferreaMorus roxburghiiPremna bengalensis, Pseudostachyum polymorphisms, Pterospermum acerifolium, Sapium baccatumShorea assamicaSterculia hamiltoniiSyzygium cuminiTerminalia citrinaTerminalia myriocarpaTrewia nudiflora, Vatica lanceaefolia etc.

Dominant fauna

Mammals – Tiger, Leopard, Black Panther, Clouded Leopard, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Elephant, Indian Bison, Dhole, Sambar, Barking Deer, Dog Deer, Fox, Hispid Hare, Indian Hare, Capped Langur, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Himalayan yellow Throated Martin, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Pig etc.

Birds – White-winged wood duck, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Black Stork, Ibis Bill, Large Whistling Teal, King Vulture, Long-Billed Ring Plover, Khallej Pheasant, Hill Myna, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Himalayan pied Kingfisher, Three-Toed kingfisher, Greater spotted Eagle, White ramped vulture, Longo billed vulture, Black-bellied Term, etc.

Reptiles – King cobra, cobra, Pit Viper, Russels Viper, Banded Krait, Python, Rat Snake, Assam Roof Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle, Keeled Box turtle, Asian Leaf Turtle, Narrow Headed soft Shelled Turtle, Indian soft Shelled Turtle, etc.

How to Reach

By Air – Nearest airport is Tezpur airport, about 35 Km from the Nameri National Park. Tezpur airport is well connected by road to Nameri National Park.

By Rail – Nearest railway station is the Rangapara railway station, about 21 Km from the Nameri National Park. Rangapara railway station is well connected by road to Nameri National Park.

By Road – Nameri National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Nameri National Park at frequent intervals.

Distance from Nearby and Major Cities

Tezpur – about 40 Km | Guwahati – about 220 Km | Jorhat – about 215 Km | Imphal – about 615 Km | Nowgong – about 110 Km | Kaziranga – about 125 Km

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