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Arunachal Pradesh: Namdapha Tiger Reserve
Namdapha Tiger Reserve :
At the border of India and Myanmar, in the north-eastern side of India, the Namdapha tiger reserve forest is located. Prolonged land covered by alpine woodlands and snow clad white mountains around will definitely fascinate tourists. But the communication problem is acting as a barrier for tourism business.
The chief entrance of the reserve forest can be accessed through a wonderful tract hidden in the darkness of woods. The 24 km long road from miyao to the tiger reserve is full of pleasant surprises. The pretty valley of Namchik River is acting as a natural blockade between the states Assam and Arunachal. After crossing Marshang, you will find Noya-Dihing River alongside. Noya-Dihing River is meeting with the River Diban on its way.
Numerous colorful butterflies are worthy of mention in Namdapha. Watch the vistas of the gripping greeneries on the elevation of Himalayan range, at the right hand side of the Namdapha check post. Water streams of the waterfalls are hugging the rugged hills and hitting the ground with notable force. Beautiful singing of a group of birds will always entertain you in the woodlands.
For a comfortable and amusing trip, you can always avail a package tour organized by Munglang Tours, Miao. Everything, starting from a nice stay at a good hotel to delicious foods, is arranged by the particular agent. It will cost you 1500 rupees per head. Enjoy the safari tour riding on an elephant. You can also take the pleasure in a long walk on the tract in the shades of soaring tress. But don’t worry; a guide will accompany you constantly with proper measures.
Altitude of 1808 square km of forest lands vary from 200 meters to 4500 meters. The riveting woodland has got its name from the name of a river. 57 tigers are the major dwellers of the woods. Leopards, snow leopards and clouded leopards also stroll around the lash green parklands. The national forest has got the status of the national Park in 1983. Halleck, Halong, Mekai and Haritaki plants are creating the darkness inside the forest. The impassable jungle in the lower inclination of the hills is covered with bamboo, fern and cane trees. According to the varying heights of the hills, presence of the denizens and animals also change. More than 450 species of animals are there. In the plains of Namdapha, Sambar, dogs, boar, leopard, tiger and other animals are notable. Due to the impenetrability of the higher hills, a number of atypical vegetations and denizens like snow leopards, red panda, and binturongs are seen. Bison, jumping monkeys, deer, and elephants are living their lives safely in the rich forests.
Among the rare and endangered species of birds, most distinguished and notable are the white winged Wood Ducks, the great Indian hornbills, jungle fowls and pheasants.
How to reach: The nearest railway station is Margarita which is 64 km away from Namdafha tiger reserve. But the tourists who are coming from Kolkata should avail buses from Guwahati or Tinsukiya after they get down at Guwahati and Tinsukia railway station. The nearest airport is Dibrugarh, about 140 km from Namdapha. The tiger reserve can be accessed by road from Dibrugarh as well.
Where to stay: Stay at the wooden Diban forest bungalow in Diban, located amidst the wonderful natural milieu. Tourist lodge, CH and IB in Miao are other noteworthy places where you can stay at. Check our hotel booking links below for photos, rates, options and online bookings