About Namdhapha National Park
Namdapha National Park has perhaps the richest diversity of flora and fauna in the Indian Subcontinent. This is because of its biogeographical location within the Indo-Chinese subregion and its great altitudinal variation, from 4,500 meters at Daphabum, highest point, to 200 meters in the lowest valleys. The park is largely mountainous and is drained by the noa-Dehing, Deban and Namdapha rivers.
In the lower levels grow a tangled profusion of tropical rainforests, with huge Hollock, Hollong and Mekai trees intermixed with giant creepers, tall cane and dense bamboo stands. Higher up are the deciduous forests, with temperate and alpine forests higher still, where Oak, Magnolia, Pine, Betula and Rhododendrons grow in profusion. Namdapha is a botanical haven, with over 150 tree species and many flowers and orchids, including the Blue Vanda, one of the rarest orchids. It will be many years before Namdapha's flora is fully surveyed. Namdapha's birdlife includes the Satyr Tragopan, Kalij and Monal Pheasants, Giant Hornbill, Forest Eagle Owl and the rare White-winged Wood Duck. principal reptiles include the Indian Python, Reticulated Python and King Cobra. For mammal watchers, the park boasts no fewer than four large cats- Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard and Snow Leopard. It also has a good population of the Hoolock Gibbon.
Best Time to Visit
November-May, the best period being December-March.
How to Get There
Drive to the park from Dibrugarh (140 km , 5 hours) or Gauhati (full day) airports, with flights from Calcutta and Delhi respectively. The nearest railway station is at Ledo, near Margherita (56 km).
Flora & Fauna
Slow Loris Capped Leaf Monkey Red Fox ,Red Panda Oriental mall-clawed Otter Spotted Linsang ,Binturong Leopard Cat Fishing Cat ,Snow Leopard Wild Boar Hog Deer ,Common Goral Spotted Giant Flying Squirrel Parti-colored Flying Squirrel ,Assam Macaque Golden Jackal Dhole ,Yellow-throated Marten Small Indian Civet Common Palm Civet ,Small Indian Mongoose Marbled Cat Leopard ,Clouded Leopard Forest Musk Deer Sambar ,Mainland Serow Black Giant Squirrel Hoolock Gibbon ,Asiatic Black Bear Eurasian Otter Large Indian Civet,Masked Palm Civet Crab-eating Mongoose Asiatic Golden Cat ,Tiger Indian Elephant Indian Muntjac ,Gaur Takinm Bharal
Hodgson's short-tailed Porcupine Wolf ,
: 62 Kms. from Margherita