Hiking The Namdapha National Park
The 19th most popular hiking trail in India.
Saturday 2 July 2016 05:59 GMT
Near Miao, the Namdapha National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a 1,985 square kilometer national park known for leopard, Guar, and the Himalayan Black Bear. The park has a wide altitude variation from 200m to 4,500m with snow-capped mountain peaks.
Getting to the park: Good motorable roads connect Miao (entry point of the park) to Dibrugarh (140 kms), Tezu (182 kms), Sibsagar (199 kms), Guwahati (561 kms) etc. From Tinusukia or Dibugarh, the journey to Miao, headquarters of the National Park and the Tiger Reserve, has to be done by road, over a distance of 150-km. Then, a forest road stretching over around 28-km gives access to the protected area up to a place called Deban, which has a lovely forest rest house and some other accommodation for the field staff. Beyond this area there is no road as such and all movement inside the reserve has to be on foot through dense forest and steep hill ranges with streams and rivers flowing in between.
Nearest airport Dibrugarh (140 kms) is connected with Calcutta by Indian Airlines as well as pvt. Airlines.
Nearest railway station Margherita is connected by local passenger train with Tinsukia which in turn is connected with major cities of India.
Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.
Overall, Namdapha National Park is the 19th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.