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Written by Preetha Manivelan on June 21, 2020 Share on

Visit Arunachal Pradesh To Witness Wildlife At Its Best

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the beautiful northeastern states of India. It stands as home to many picturesque mountains, famous monasteries, hiking trails and so much more. If you are a person who loves to learn the history of a place and admire their tribal culture, then you must visit Arunachal Pradesh. This beautiful state is one of the Seven Sisters of India and is surrounded by Bhutan to its west, China to its north, Myanmar to its southeast and Assam to its south. Tourists flock here to experience the best of wildlife in some of the famous national parks in Arunachal Pradesh.

A picture of two kids in Arunachal Pradesh
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Interestingly, this destination in India is beautiful enough that even epic poems like Mahabharata and Ramayana have a mention of Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from the deep valleys and tranquil lakes, the state is also well known for the wildlife it has.

 

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Wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh

If you are a wildlife lover, then Arunachal Pradesh is your place to be. It stands as home to several national parks and sanctuaries with rich flora and fauna. A few species you see here, can’t be seen anywhere else. It has a unique variety of tigers and leopards found in most of the national parks in Arunachal Pradesh.

A picture of natural beauty in Arunachal Pradesh
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Top 7 National parks in Arunachal Pradesh

Here is a list of top 7 national parks in Arunachal Pradesh with a wide range of animals that makes us admire the rich wildlife of the state:

  1. Namdapha National Park
  2. Mouling National Park
  3. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
  7. Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
 

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1. Namdapha National Park

Said to the third-largest national park in India, Namdapha National Park makes it the first national park on the list. Standing as home to a large variety of leopards and tigers, it presents it itself as an amazing place to spot wildlife. It also has many adventurous activities to offer to its visitors like camping, elephant safari and boat ride. While making it to Arunachal Pradesh, don’t miss visiting this amazing combination of mountains and wildlife.

How to reach: From Dibrugarh Airport, take a bus to Miao. And from there, you can take a taxi to reach Namdapha National Park
Best time to visit: October to April

A bird that in Namdapha National Park, one of the national parks in Arunachal Pradesh
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2. Mouling National Park

With diverse flora and fauna, Mouling National Park becomes one of the top national parks in Arunachal Pradesh. Because of its location in a secluded area, this park remains untouched by human activities. With its moist temperature and evergreen trees, it has every element to make your trip pleasant. Here, you will find various species of birds and mammals as well.

How to reach: You can take a taxi either from Lilabari Airport or Tinsukia Railway Station to reach Mouling National Park.
Best time to visit: November to February

3. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh. The best way to explore the sanctuary is by taking the 12 km trek available which would take 5-7 hours to complete. The sanctuary also has a lake nearby which is the Mehao Lake.

How to reach: You can take either a bus or a cab to reach Riong first and then take another cab from there to make it to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
Best time to visit: October and March

Mehao Lake near Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the national parks in Arunachal Pradesh
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4. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary houses some unique species of flora and fauna. If you are a person who loves adventure, then you must not forget that Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place to take wildlife tours and nature safari. It has some rare species of animals which include Red panda, Asiatic black bear, Musk deer and many more. Not just animals, it also houses some rare species of birds like Sclater’s monal and Blyth’s tragopan. While you are there, don’t miss visiting this major bio hotspot in Arunachal Pradesh.

How to reach: You can take either a taxi from Dibrugarh Airport or a bus from Tinsukia Railway Station to reach the sanctuary
Best time to visit: November to February

5. Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in a way bordering Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the best places for sightseeing some animals like Panthers, Barking deer and rare varieties of tigers. Here, you will also be able to find the capital’s national bird which is the Hornbill. One more interesting thing about Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is that it has a few attractions like the Ganga Lake, the Ita Fort and the State Museum at an accessible distance for the tourists to visit.

How to reach: You can take either a bus or a taxi either from Naharlagun Railway Station or Guwahati to reach Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
Best time to visit: October to April

 

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6. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary

Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is one of the must-visit sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh. Known for its rich scenic beauty, it also stands as home to 200 orchids. To all the nature lovers out there, this sanctuary will leave you amazed for sure. Don’t miss visiting this bio hotspot with colourful orchids and magical landscapes.

How to reach: You can take buses from Tezpur and Bhalukpong. You can also take a cab from Bhalukpong Railway Station
Best time to visit: October and April

A picture of Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, one of the national parks in Arunachal Pradesh
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7. Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

If you are a birder, then Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary will be well worthy of a visit. It is home to 400 species of birds including some rare species like Hornbills, Tragopan and Parrotbill. Here, you can also find some endangered animals and some rare types of reptiles. With scenic valleys and picturesque lakes, it will tempt one to click a lot of pictures there.

How to reach: You have to reach either Dirang or Bomdila. From there, you can take a taxi to reach the sanctuary
Best time to visit: November to February

A picture of a bird that was taken in Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
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With such amazing wildlife, doesn’t Arunachal Pradesh sound interesting? It is one of the beautiful places to plan a perfect getaway. Apart from wildlife, you can also enjoy visiting a lot of attractions there. Due to the reason that it has people from different tribes, you will see a beautiful mix of culture and tradition. As you now know how interesting your holiday can be in Arunachal Pradesh, what is stopping you from planning your own trip? Head out to the website of Pickyourtrail to get the packages to Arunachal Pradesh. Can’t wait to provide you with an amazing vacation with 24*7 support via the Pickyourtrail application.

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