The gorgeous Nameri National Park was the third place to be established as an official national park in the Indian state of Assam. It is within the Sonitpur District and is connected to the Pakhui Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh in the north-east. Its official history dates back over a century. It was first declared a Reserved Forest on October of 1878. More than 100 years later, in 1987, it was established as the Nameri Sanctuary. The Provisional Notification for its National Park status was issued in February 1997. This was finalised in September of the following year. Today, it is also a Tiger Reserve, playing an integral part in the protection of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger.
The Jia-Bhoroli River and the rivers that branch off from it characterise the landscape, providing water to the fauna and flora of the park. During the rainy monsoon season, these rivers swell and flow with fierce determination. Because of this plentiful water supply, the soil yields many types of vegetation, including forested areas. These different sources of food and habitat, in turn, attract a variety of different animals. The different vegetative areas include Valley Tropical Evergreen Forests, Alluvial Plains Semi-Evergreen Forests, Cane Brakes, Wet Bamboo Brakes, Sub Himalayan Light Alluvial Semi-Evergreen Forests, Eastern Hollock Forests, Low Alluvial Savannah Woodland and Eastern Seasonal Swamp Forests. This ensures a prime biodiversity for the environment and a very rewarding spectacle for visitors.Some of the glorious animals that visitors can look forward to seeing include the Asian or Indian Elephant, Common
Tezpur is the nearest town to this park at only 35 kilometres away. The Nameri National Park remains fairly inaccessible to poachers and passers-by, but is the ideal retreat for national and international tourists.
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