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namdapha eastern most forest of india

  • Submitted by: Dr Siddharth Lakhotia and Major ( Dr ) Anjali Rani, India
  • Submission Date: 06th Dec 2008

It was an adventurous trip to Namdapha National Park in Changlang District of Arunanchal Pradesh in eastern most corner of India bordering Burma.

I and my wife spent 3 days and 3 nights in those thick tropical evergreen rain forests in a traditional hut made up of bamboo. Did lot of trekking in hilly jungles and watching the fire light up at Bulbulia on lighting a match stick was a wonderful experience.

It is spread over an area of 2100sq km...Through it flows Noadenhing and Namdapha rivers. Park is spread over an altitutde of upto 18000 feet. Weather was chilly and rained heavily one day and night.

Our forest guide Lawang was a wonderful person and so was our driver in the journey Noor Mohd. He drove us through towns of Tezpur,.Jorhat,
Sibsagar, Dibrugadh, Tinsukhia, Digboi, Ledo, Jagun, Lekhapani, Miao and then to Namdapha...a long but exciting journey. We travelled around 1100 kms on road and enjoyed the tea gardens...and greenery of Assam. Roads are fantastic. Some places are tense...road check posts by army and police are frequent.

The national park is the only one in world with all the 4 big cat species inside it. You can watch plenty of colorful birds. Leeches are abundant so wearing of leech guard is must.

It was an unforgettable trip. We loved the hospitality and food and definitely the forest