Flora and fauna
In India there are over 1500 different butterfly species can be found. If one thinks to watch them, photograph them and increase ones lifetime checklist, visit to Namdapha National Park is a must. Best butterflying season is March to May. Rainy clouds may appear any time and may rain for several consecutive days.
Rainy clouds may appear any time and may rain for several consecutive days.
Any trip to North-east require well-thought planning at-least 2 months in advance. Inner-line-permit needs to be obtained. For this one has to stay one day in Guwahati or need some friends in Guwahati who can do it for you. Remember without ILP no-body is allowed inside Arunachal.
Guwahati is the entrance point for most of trips, and air-route would be wise option. Train from any city to Guwahati would take long time, as many as 72 hours and further its not reliable. Considering time saving, 3-tier AC fare seems comparable to airline fare, if made in advance. Journey from Guwahati to New Tinsukia is done with train. Booking for both must be done two month in advance.I followed this route : Mumbai to Guwhati (by air), Guwhati to New-tinsukia (By rail), Tinsukia to Miao (by road), Miao to Deban (By road).
A buffer day at Guwahati is advised on the return journey. No-body knows where thee could be bomb-blast or Assam Bandh. To add to it, trains run several hours late and tests the vistor for patience. This forces one day at Guwahati, which can be utilized for shopping, site-seeing or rest.
Inner line permit is required to visit the park, which can be easily obtained from concerned officers. Any trip to North-east require well-thought planning at-least 2 months in advance. Inner-line-permit needs to be obtained. For this one has to stay one day in Guwahati or need some friends in Guwahati who can do it for you. Remember without ILP no-body is allowed inside Arunachal.
Sun sets at around 4 and no natural light after about 5 o'clock. Torch, candles, matchbox. Wood is available in plenty and can be used for camp-fire
Packed food items such as biscuits, glucon-D etc, as per taste. These are required when one goes out for butterfly watching. A water bottle for drinking water is useful. Continuous flowing river streams brings fresh water from glaciers, so one bottle in the group is enough. A fantastic cook, Gopal, is there at Deban for all the time so no worry.
Guest house complex has plenty of rooms, few bungalows, huts and a dormitory. Huts situated in lonely corner faces the river bed cost around 450 Rs. a day, is smart choice. Every luxury, relative to this remote place, is available in the room.
Its so remote that there is no electricity, no mobile range and no cheap transportation at the cottages. Accommodation and food is excellent.