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NAMDAPHA TIGER RESERVE

 

Namdapha Tiger Reserve is India’s eastern most Tiger Reserve. It is also the eastern most protected area of our country. This 1985 sq km protects some of the best moist tropical forests in the region. The Noa-Dihing River cuts the park from east to west. The altitude of the park ranges from 200mts to 4575mts and covers the broad range of vegetation types. It usually takes 4-8 days of light trekking to cover the area. The facilities available here are basic rooms in a rest house at Deban and mobile camping while on trek.
Some of the birds: It is also the home many of rare and endemic sulkers like White-cheeked Partridge, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Blue-eared Barbet, Rufous-necked, Brown, Great and Wreathed Hornbill, Mountain Scops Owl, Tawny Owl, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, White-bellied Heron, Blue-naped Pitta, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Spotted Nutcracker, Black-breasted Thrush, Chestnut Thrush, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Lesser Shortwing, White-browed Shortwing, Pygmy Blue Flycatcher, Hodgson’s Redstart, Daurian Redstart, Little Forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail, White-crowned Forktail, Spotted Forktail, Green Cochoa, Beautiful Nuthatch, Wallcreeper,Some other species include :
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, White-cheeked Tit, Grey-bellied Tesia, Grey-sided Bush Warbler, Rufous-faced Warbler, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Rufous-vented Laughingthrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Large Scimitar Babbler, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Snowy-throated Babbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, Silver-eared Mesia, Cutia, Black-headed Shrike Babbler, Black-eared Shrike Babbler, White-hooded Babbler, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Streak-throated Fulvetta, Beautiful Sibia, Long-tailed Sibia, Striated Yuhina, Black-chinned Yuhina, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Plain Flowerpecker, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Black-throated Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Grey-headed Bullfinch, Gold-naped Finch.Nearest Railhead: Tinsukia; Nearest Airport: Dibrugarh;
Approx travelling time: 7 hrs from Dibrugarh airport and 6 hrs from Tinsukia rail station.
Accommodation: Forest Bungalow at Deban or Tented Resort at Deban. Beyond Deban camping is the only option.
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