Namdapha National Park
  Wildlife Paradise of North-East India  


Facts & Figures

Namdapha National Park Is the largest protected area in ‘THE EASTERN HIMALAYA BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT’ and is located in Arunachal Pradesh In Northeast India. It is also the third largest national park in India in terms of area. It is located in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region and is recognized as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India. The park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude. The area is also known for extensive Dipterocarp forests.

Because of many different vegetation zones, the park is home to a great diversity of mammal species. Four big cat species occurre in the park: snow leopards, clouded leopards, common leopards and tigers. Other large predators are dholes, wolves, and Asiatic black bears. Smaller carnivores include red panda, red fox, yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, binturong, common palm civet, small indian civet, large indian civet, masked palm civet, marbled cat, fishing cat, Asiatic golden cat, and two species of mongoose. Large herbivores are represented by elephants wild boar, forest musk deer, indian muntjac, hog deer, sambar, gaur, common goral, mainland serow, takin and bharal. Seven species of non-human primates including Stump-tailed macaque and Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons, Capped Langurs, Assamese Macaques and Rhesus Macaques.Tourism is allowed in selected areas of this Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living here.

The different habitat types of the Park i.e. mountains, Sal forests, chaurs (grasslands), khair-sissoo forests, and rivers have their distinct assemblage of plants. More than 600 species of birds, trees, shrubs, herbs, bamboos, grasses, climbers and ferns have been identified in the Park. The most visible trees found in the Park are Sal, Sissoo and Khair.

Namdapha gets its name from a river that flows through the area. Folklore has also attributed the name to the Dapha tribe.
In 1947, Mr. W. Maiklinjalm, Forest Advisor to the Governor of Assam put forth a proposal to protect this wilderness and declare it a national park. But this was ignored and during the Indo-China war, files that advised protection mysteriously disappeared. In 1969, some of these papers were recovered.

In 1972, the Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary was declared and concerted efforts by wildlifers and conservationists helped to get the park notified in 1983 as a national park. It came under the mantle of Project Tiger in the same year.


Area : 1985.23 square kilometres.
Altitude : 200 Mts – 4500 Mts.
Best time to Visit : September - May

How to reach there

Closest airport :Dibrugarh ( 163 KM - 4 Hrs.)
Closest train station :Closest rail head: Leo – 68 Kms.