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Namdapha National Park

Namdapha National Park (a tiger reserve) is one of the last remaining of the few large evergreen forests in the world. It is situated in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh and is sandwiched between Myanmar on its Eastern boundary and on the Southern boundary by the Patkai Mountain Range, which is the Eastern end of the Himalayan foothills. Spread over 1850sq. km of rugged terrain between an altitude of 200 to 4500 mtrs, it spans tropical to alpine virgin vegetation lending a home to a vast variety of flora and fauna. Two rivers, the Noa-dihing and the Namdapha, and numerous smaller streams divide its 1,985 km2 of rugged hills. Despite its remote location, the forests around Namdapha have always had people. The Lisu (Yobin), Singpho and Tangsa tribes have been practicing shifting cultivation here for generations, and the Chakma were settled in the area by the Indian government in the sixties. Namdapha was also on the famous ‘hump’ air-route from Assam to China during the Second World War, and local people still occasionally stumble upon old crashes of allied aircraft in the hills.

Attractions:

Elephant ride, Boating in Noadihing River.

Besides bridle path & foot tracks, watch towers are constructed at Motijheel (12 kms from Deban), Happy Valley (3 kms from Deban) and Bulbulia (15 kms from Deban) to facilitate visitors, ecologists & environmentalists for sighting and observation of animal behaviour and birdwatching. Visitors can camp at Horbill (11 kms from Deban) for sighting of flocks of Hornbills, Ranijheel (20kms from Deban) for possible sighting of White Winged Wood Duck and Firmbase or Embyong (30kms from Deban) for experiencing beauty of snow covered mountain peaks and Noadihing river.