The 212 square kilometer area of the Nameri National Park which was established in 1998 is consisting of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane & bamboo brakes together with narrow strips of open grasslands alongside the rivers. These make up for an excellent ‘Elephant Country’ and the most ideal habitat for a host of wildlife, including the Bengal Tiger.
Located within the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of the State of Assam, it is home to one of the richest and fabulous reservoir of plant and animal life. These areas are drained by the Jia Bhoroli River and its tributaries through a terrain which is uneven with altitudes ranging between 80 meters along the river banks to 225 meters in the central and northern parts of the Park. These areas are deeply influenced by the tropical monsoons causing seasonal and heavy rainfall averaging 3,400 mm of rain between the months of May & September.
Home to over 600 species of plants found within the Nameri National Park, a thick under-growth of vegetation makes it inaccessible in parts, especially in continuation with the Pakhui Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoining the north-eastern side of the Park. Over 30 species of mammals have been recorded within the Park which is an important conservation area for the Tigers & the Elephants. Famous for the herds of Elephants often sighted here, it maintains a high density of Elephant population due to decrease in forest cover. The other wildlife within the Park includes Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Dhole, Hog Deer, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Indian Giant Squirrel and many others. With over 300 recorded species, Nameri is a birder’s paradise which includes the rare White Winged Wood Duck, four distinct species of Hornbill, Blue Bearded Bee-Eaters, Babblers, Plovers and many more.
Located 35 kilometers to the north of Tezpur Town situated on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra; Tezpur also has an Airport to make visiting easy for you. Rangapara is the nearest Railway Station and merely 21 kilometers from the Park entrance. November to March is however the best time to be here, when visitors can enjoy most of the activities permitted within the National Park.