Nameri is a popular national park located on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam. It is adjoined by the Pakhui Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh on the north-eastern side. This national park is one of the thickest as well as the most threatened reservoirs of flora and fauna in the world.
The boundaries of Nameri National Park extend up to the east and south-west bank of Bor Dikorai River, starting from the interstate boundary of Sijussa. The park covers a total area of 200 square kilometres and is augmented by some parts of the Balipara Reserve Forests.
The eco region of the park is a part of the North Bank Landscape and is also regarded as a Mega Biodiversity Hotspot of the Eastern Himalayas. It is known for comprising some of the worlds best plant functional type and complexity. The area of the park experiences tropical monsoons causing an average annual rainfall of 3400 mm.
Nameri is known for its rich varieties of flora and most of its parts are covered by moist and mixed deciduous forests consisting over 600 species of plants. These deciduous forests are a mixture of tropical and semi-evergreen forests accompanied by cane and bamboo brakes along the river.
Some of the rare varieties of plants growing in the park include Albizzia Lucida, Canarium Strictum, Castanopsis Indica, Bischofia Javanica, Duabanga Sonneratoides, Dendrocalamus Hamiltonii, Amoora Wallichii, Artocarpus Chaplasha, Morus Roxburghii, Syzygium Cumini, Terminalia Myriocarpa, etc.
The variety of fauna found in the park is also the richest with over 30 species of mammals along with many varieties of tigers and elephants. One of the rare species of fauna found in this park includes the Capped Langur.
It also consists of over 400 species of rare birdlife, amongst which, the most important names are the White-winged Ducks and the Horned Lark. Some other species of birds found in the area include White-cheeked Partridge, Wreathed, Rufous-necked Hornbills, Blue-eared, Pallas\'s, Lesser Fish Eagles, Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Oriental Hobby, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Long-billed Plover, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Jerdon\'s Babbler, Rufous-backed Sibia, and many others.
Nameri National Park is easy to reach as it lies at only 35 kilometres from Tezpur town in Assam. It is also well connected with cities like Guwahati and Jorhat through roadways. Kaziranga National Park is situated 125 kilometres from Nameri. Its nearest airport lies at Saloni, 10 kilometres from Tezpur. The best time to visit the place is between November and March.