Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh

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Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and is located in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. It is also the largest national park in India in terms of area. It is located in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region and is recognized as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India. The park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude.The area is also known for extensive Dipterocarp forests.

The park is located in Changlang district of the Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, near its border with Myanmar. It spans an area of 1985 km2 with 177 km2 in buffer zone and 1808 km2 in the core area. The park is located between the Dapha bum range of the Mishmi Hills and the Patkai range with a wide altitudinal range between 200 m asl and 4571 m asl.The area falls under both the Palearctic and Indo Malayan biogeographic areas resulting in a diverse species assemblage. The habitat changes with increasing altitude from sub-tropical broadleaved forests to subtropical pine forests, temperate broadleaved forests and at the higher elevations, to alpine meadows and perennial snow. The park has extensive bamboo and secondary forests in addition to the primary forests.

There are a few settlements of Lisu tribal people within the park. Most of the Lisus are, however, located beyond the eastern border of the park towards the international border of India with Myanmar. There are also Chakma, Tangsa and Singpho settlements around the park.

How to get there

Air:  Nearest Airport: at Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam 182 km from Forest Rest House, Deban, within the Namdapha National Park area.

Rail:  Nearest long distance Railway station is Tinsukia Railway Station, Assam, 141 km from Forest Rest House, Deban, within the Namdapha National Park area.

Nearest Passenger Railway station is Margherita Railway Station, Assam, 91 km from Forest Rest House, Deban, within the Namdapha National Park area.

Road:  Good motorable road is connected up to Miao which is entry point of Namdapha. The Forest Rest House , Deban, within the Namdapha National Park area is 186 km from Dibrugarh, 141 km from Tinsukia, 91 km from Margherita and 136 km from district headquarter Changlang.

Accomodation can be arranged in the following locations if booked in advance as there is generally rush at all times. FOREST REST HOUSE: At Deban, within the Namdapha, a strikingly beautiful riverside bungalow of the Forest department is undoubtedly the best accomodations here. Booking can be done at:

The Field Director

Project Tiger

Namdapha Tiger Reserve

Miao - 792 122, Changlang District

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Phone/Fax: +91-3807-222249.


Accomodation charges at Deban, Namdapha:

Place of Accomodation           Type of Room              Tariff in rupees

Forest Rest House                 Double occupancy           190

Forest Rest House                 Single Occupancy            145

Tourist Hut                                Double Occupancy          95

Tourist Hut                                Single Occupancy            50

Dormitory                                   Per Bed                             30

Note: Foreigners are charged double of the normal charges given above


Circuit House, Tourist Lodge and Inspection Bungalow Adance Booking can be obtained from:

The Additional Deputy Commissioner

Miao - 792 122, Changlang District

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Phone: +91-3807-222245


                Circuit House, Miao

Circuit House, Miao


Type of Entry Fee                                       Type of Charges               Tariff in rupees

Tourist per head                                             Indian                                       10

Tourist per head                                             Foreigner                                 50

Children and Students per head                Indian/Foreigner              Half the above rate

All type of Vehicles                                   Free entry for one driver

per vehicle/For heavy vehicles,

one more helper is free to enter

with driver                                                                                                              100

Camera Charge per trip                               Ordinary Camera                        75

Camera Charge per trip                 Still Camera with Tele Lens/Zoom       400

Camera Charge per trip                                 Video Movie Camera               750

Note: Above Rates are subject to revision time to time




    The Field Director, Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Miao - 792 122, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh, Phone / Fax: +91-3807-222249.

    Assistant Director (Tourism), Directorate, Information and Public Relation, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh, Phone: +91-360-2244115.

    Government of India Tourist Office, Sector- C, Naharlagun - 791 110, Arunachal Pradesh, Phone: +91-360-2244328.


Best season : October to April.

Reaching Namdapha National Park


Dibrugarh, Assam to Miao, Arunachal Pradesh (162 Km)

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Kohima, Nagaland to Miao, Arunachal Pradesh (478 Km)

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Itanagar to Miao, Arunachal Pradesh (356 Km)

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