The Nameri National Park in Assam
The Nameri National wildlife Park is 200 square kilometers and is the only National Park in Assam that you can only travel around by foot. No cars, cycles are allowed. It is the home of the Assam's national bird, the White Winged Wood Duck which is very elusive only coming out at night to feed, and roasting during the day.
We stayed in the extremely well run Assam (Bhorrelli) Angling Club Forest Camp. It is literally a short walk of 500 metres or so from the river crossing in to the park.
We got up at dawn each day and did an early morning walk in to Nameri National Park, where there is plenty of bird life especially as well as elephant (which we spotted through the forest undergrowth), tiger, monkeys, deer, wild boar, at least two varieties of squirrels and a huge numbers of different butterflies and moths.
The ferry men are extremely professional at paddling across the river and a forest ranger accompanied us on every trip, rifle and all to protect us from wild animals.
Nameri National Park is a great for those who are interested in birds and traveling on foot, away from the motorized wild and the hassle and bustle of humanity. We visited in January when there was a abundance of fruit for all the wildlife. We saw wild fruit in all sizes on the ground, obviously too much for the animals to eat at that time.
There was a huge amount of evidence of massive deforestation in the area, on the opposite bank to Nameri National Park. Tree stumps could be seen in the fields with some being dug up as we passed by to go on our river rafting trip.
We taped some of the fabulous bird sounds - each tape has different sounds on the track
Indian bird calls from the Nameri Forest (35 secs)
Indian bird calls from the Nameri Forest (2 mins 9 secs)
Indian bird calls from the Nameri Forest (2 mins 17 secs)
Indian bird calls from the Nameri Forest (3 mins 28 secs)
October to May is the best time of the year to visit Nameri National Park.
Nameri National Park, in Assam, is a great wildlife park, which is well worth a few days visit.