In the Indian Subcontinent Namdapha National Park has perhaps the richest diversity
of flora and fauna. This is because of it?s biogeographically location within
the Indo-Chinese sub region 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. For the truly dedicated wilderness and wildlife
fan, a visit to the Namdapha National Park is a challenging goal. It is also
an ideal spot for trekking and hiking.
November-May, the best period being December-March.
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).
Governments Tourist Lodge, Miao, Rest House at Namchik is the main accommodation centers. There are a few basic rest houses in Namdapha, at Haldibari. Until the infrastructure is established, this park is suited only to the most diehard mammal watchers. Movement within the park is restricted, as there are very few trails. The vegetation is dense thus limiting movement and visibility. Safaris are by 4-wheel drive vehicles, riding elephants and on foot.