NAMERI NATIONAL PARK
Nameri National Park is a national park located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur district of Assam. This is excellent elephant country with many to be seen lazily grazing on grass. Nameri is also an ideal habitat for a host of other animals including tigers, leopards, sambars, dholes (Asiatic wild dog), pygmy hogs, sloth bears, capped langurs and Himalayan black bears. A birder's paradise, the White-winged Wood Duck, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Blue-bearded Bee Eater and Ibis Bill are a few from the 300 species of birds that reside at Nameri National Park.
It is also possible to go rafting down the Jia-Bhorelli river that runs through the park – a perfect way to spot water birds!
This tour takes you through the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India's northeastern corner. Explore one of the subcontinent's richest biodiverse surroundings - expect to witness rhinos grazing idly on grass, tigers lurking behind tall elephant grass, hornbills flying over your head, and various babbler species.
Kaziranga and Manas National Parks are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites that offer incredible sightings of wildlife and birds. Both parks are home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, Indian Wild Water Buffalo, and the endangered Bengal Florican. Nameri National Park, on the other hand, is noted for excellent birding and rafting opportunities.
This tour introduces birders to the various birding pockets of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. This area is a major biodiversity hotspot and forms the Eastern Himalaya Endemic Bird Area. Enjoy your time in the tropical evergreen and subtropical broadleaf forests of Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, spotting threatened species like Rufous-necked Hornbill and the Nuthatch, and Great Pied Hornbill, White-winged Wood Duck and Blue-bearded Bee Eater in Nameri National Park.