How to reach Namdapha

Forest Rest House, Deban

Forest Rest House, Deban, Namdapha National Park

To reach Namdapha, Dibrugarh airport and Tinsukia rail station are the nearest points. Assam StateTransport Corporation and Arunachal Pradesh State Transport buses ply daily from Dibrugarh to Miao via Tinsukia, Margherita, Ledo, Jagun and Kharsang. The attractive little township of Miao on the banks of the river Dehing in the Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh is a threshold entry for Namdapha. The distance between Dibrugarh and Miao is hardly 160 km.

A further one-hour drive through an enchanting 26 km stretch of forest road interspread by several streams, runoffs, falls, narrow gorges brings a new destination – Deban, a tiny hamlet nestled between the gentle folds of the Patkai range of hills of the great Himalays. It is advisable to have own transport, as taxies from Miao to Deban could prove very expensive. The best season to visit the park is from October to April, till the onset of monsoons.

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.

Approximate Private Taxi Fares:

  1. Dibrugarh to Miao: Rs 3500 to Rs 4000
  2. Tinsukia to Miao: Rs 3000 to Rs 3500
  3. Margherita to Miao: Rs 2000 to Rs 2500

Approximate distance between following locations:

  1. Guwahati to Miao: 599 Km
  2. Dibrugarh to Miao: 160 Km
  3. Mohanbari Airport to Miao: 158 Km
  4. Tinsukia to Miao: 115 Km
  5. Magherita to Niao: 65 Km
  6. Miao to Deban, Namdapha National Park: 26 Km

For more details please refer Distance Chart

Accomodation

Accommodation can be arranged in advance in the following locations:

At Miao:

  1. Inspection Bungalow – 6 Rooms
  2. Eco-Tourist Forest Guest House – 4 Rooms
  3. Namdapha Jungle Camp – 4 Rooms
  4. Circuit house – 4 Rooms

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

The Additional Deputy Commissioner
Miao – 792 122, Changlang District
Arunachal Pradesh, India
Phone: +91-3807-222245

At Namdapha National Park:

  1. Deban Forest Rest House – 11 Rooms

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 Namdapha National Park
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. The above rates are subject to revision time to time

Entry Fees for Tourist in Project Tiger Area:

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:The above Rates are subject to revision time to time

General Information

Area of the park : 1985.23 square kilometres.
Longitude : 96°15’ E to 96°58’ E.
Latitude  : 27°23’ N to 27°39’ N.
Altitude : 200 metres to 4571 metres.
Temperature (deg C)  : Varies from 37°C to 8°C.
Rainfall : Varies from 1485 mm to 2508 mm.
Clothings : Summer - cottons, Winter - woollen.
Languages spoken : Tangsa, Singpho, Assamese, Hindi, English.
Best season : October to April.

Tourist Informatiom

  1. The Field Director, Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Miao – 792 122, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh, Phone / Fax: +91-3807-222249.
  2. Assistant Director (Tourism), Directorate, Information and Public Relation, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh, Phone: +91-360-2244115.
  3. Government of India Tourist Office, Sector- C, Naharlagun – 791 110, Arunachal Pradesh, Phone: +91-360-2244328.

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