The land of mystic hills, Assam is the perfect stopover for tourists on a Northeast Indian sojourn. The jungle-clad hills and valleys are the homes of several species of wild animals that provide a glimpse of the state’s diverse natural heritage. Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary is an eminent sanctuary of Assam.
Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Karbi Anglong District in Central Assam amidst the Himalayan forests covered with tropical forests and the vast low-lying plains. The sanctuary is conveniently sited at a distance of 25 km from Golaghat and 65 km from the renowned Kaziranga National Park. Thus the small wildlife sanctuary is an ideal sightseeing destination when on a comprehensive wildlife tour that covers the nearby national parks and wildlife reserves of Kaziranga National Park, Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary,
Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary and East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary.
Flora and Fauna:
The natural calmness and the surrounding scenic beauty of it attract the visitors. This sanctuary is famous for the wild elephants, various species of monkeys and rare types of orchids. Nambor is also famous for the most important Hot Spring Lake, which is locally known as Goram Pani. The medicinal properties of water of Hot Spring Lake are well known. It is only 65 kms from Kaziranga National Park.
Situated amidst an oasis of idyllic green and dotted by sylvan water bodies that glitter like a mirage of quicksilver, Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary is a moderately sized sanctuary that stretches across an expanse of 37 sq. km. The sanctuary is a haven for wild animals like the Royal Bangal Tiger, regal elephants and the majestic predatory Royal Bengal Tigers, the country’s national animal.
Major Wildlife Attractions:
The sanctuary is home to a variety of fauna. The sacred groves home to species like Alstonia scholaris is a place worth visiting. The faunal population includes the elephant and lesser cats and very good birdlife.
Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary is also an ornithologist and a bird lover’s dream destination. The sanctuary houses numerous varieties of exotic and variegated migratory as well as domestic birds. Entomologists too have a gala time studying the varieties of insects, butterflies and moths that flitter around the sanctuary’s premises.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit the Sanctuary is between the months of October to March.
How to Get there:
Road: Nearest road head is Jorhat (60 Kms.) and well connected to the other places also.
Rail: Jorhat is 60 kms from Nambor and is very well connected to the Northeatern states of India.
Air: Guwahati and Jorhat are the two airports from where one approaches.
General Info / Tips
This area is in the tropical basin of India and as a result of that the temperatures are never too high or low; with a very heavy monsoon. The max/min temperature is 8 to 30oC. Annual rainfall is 2500 mm.
The best time to enjoy sanctuary is 06:00 to 09:00 hrs and 15:00 to 17:00 hrs.
The sanctuary has no accommodation but there are places to stay in Golaghat. Also one can come for a day visit from Jorhat and stay overnight at Jorhat.
Golaghat (25 Kms.)
Royal Bangal Tiger, Elephant