Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh



Address : Director, Namdapha Tiger Reserve, MV Road

City/District : Namdapha

State : Arunachal Pradesh

Introduction

Namdapha National Park is a 1,985 km² large protected area in Arunachal Pradesh of Northeast India. With more than 1,000 floral and about 1,400 faunal species, it is a biodiversity hotspot in the Eastern Himalayas. The national park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude.

Details

Namdapha was originally declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1972, then a National Park in 1983 and became a Tiger Reserve under the Project Tiger scheme in the same year. Its name was combination of two Singpho words "nam" means water and "dapha" means origin (river which originates from Dapha Bum glaciers.