Nameri National Park covering an area of about 200 sq. kms is located at the foothills of eastern Himalayas about 35 km from Tezpur, the nearest town (Tezpur is 200 kms from Guwahati). The park consists of deciduous forests, hills and the river Jia Bhoroli flows through it. Nameri was set up as a sanctuary on 1985 with an area of 137 sq. km. In 1998 it was officially established as a National Park. Nameri National Park is birder's paradise and more than 300 species of birds have been identified here - four species of hornbills, an abundance of Mainas, Bee Eaters, Barbets, Babblers, Bulbuls, Plovers, Ibisbills etc. In recent years Nameri has become famous because of the rare and endangered White Winged Wood Duck. The world population is estimated at around 700. Above 50 of these resident birds are found in the Park.

A plethora of reptilian and insect life bare testimony to the immense biodiversity of the area. Assam Roof Turtle, multicouloured butterflies and insects like Lantern fly are a common sight adding colour and charm to the scenery.

Nameri is excellent elephant country and ideal habitat for a host of other animals including the tiger. The park is the second Tiger reserve of Assam. It is also home to the Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Hog Deer, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Wild Dog (Dhole), Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Malayan Giant Squirrel, and also the endangered small mammal - the Hispid hare.

Traditionally Nameri is known all over for its Golden Mahseer. The snow fed Jia Bhoroli river flows along the southern periphery of the Park adding to the breathtaking scenery. On a clear winter morning one can see the snow capped peaks of Eastern Himalayas as a backdrop. The Bhoroli record on rod and line is a 24.5 kg (52 lb.) golden mahseer. The Forest Department regulates angling and accords permission to angling members on a select stretch of the river, strictly on a catch, record and release basis. The other sporting species of fish found in the Bhoroli are Saal (Murral), Gorua (Goonch), Korang or Sundarie (Indian Trout) and Boka (Chocolate Mahseer). The best spots for angling are approached by rubber rafts and the most favourable time for angling is November and February/March.


Eco Camp, which has nine double-bedded Swiss Cottage tents with thatched cover, organizes nature trails through thick jungle and dry riverbeds, accompanied by forest guards along with rafting. These rafting trips, meant for the entire family are essentially enjoyable float trips. Rafters may carry packed lunch and spend time swimming, sunbathing and generally relaxing on the different river islands. Kaziranga National Park can be reached in just 2 hours by road from Eco Camp.
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