NATIONAL PARKS OF INDIA


Ntangki (Intanki) National Park - Nagaland





Ntangki National Park is located in Peren district of Nagaland. It is spread over an area of about 202 sq. km.

About the park
The idea of creation of the park was proposed in the year 1920 by J.H. Hutton, the then Dy. Commissioner of Naga Hills. It was deemed a national park in 1993 by the Government of Nagaland. In February, 2005, the park was also declared an elephant reserve by the government. The park is also known as 'Intanki'.

Flora
Grasslands and equatorial forests are quite prominent in the park. Deciduous and semi tropical vegetation covers are found in certain patches of the part. Bamboo, mahogany, palms, rattan and timber are some of the important tress of the reserve.

Fauna
Ntangki National Park is home to different animal species which include sloth bears, Hoolock Gibbons, wild dogs, barking deer, tigers, leopards, flying squirrels, etc. Mithun, a semi domesticated Gaur, which has been adopted as the official seal of the Nagaland Government, is also found here.

Avian-fauna
Different colourful and rare species of birds such as, hornbills, pheasants, black stors, etc. can be spotted here. The Great Indian Hornbills are regarded as very important birds by the Nagaland people.

General information
Gorgeous valleys, cliffs and mountains of the forest offer excellent opportunity for mountain hiking, trekking expeditions and camping.

The Forest Rest House offer lodging facilities to the visiting tourists. PWD Inspection Bunglow and Circuit House near the park can also be availed for lodging purposes.

Major Tourist Attractions are Great Indian Hornbills, Mithun, leopards and tigers.

How to get there
Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland, is about 111 kms away. The closest airport and railway station is in Dimapur city. One can easily hire a taxi or bus from these two places to reach the park. NH 39 that passes close to the park links Nagaland with other parts of the country. It also connects Nagaland directly with Guwahati in Assam.

Tourist information
Best time to visit: November to February.

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