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Arunachal Pradesh Wildlife

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, Arunachal Pradesh wildlife will be a treat for you. Numerous well-known wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Arunachal Pradesh are blessed with abundant flora and fauna. Over 500 species of fauna can be found here that add to the wildlife tourism of Arunachal Pradesh.

There are eight wildlife reserves in the state, with Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary among the most notable ones. Other Arunachal Pradesh wildlife sanctuaries and national parks include Kane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Mouling National Park, and Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary.

Natural surroundings, lofty peaks, dense forests, and lush green meadows adorn the Arunachal Pradesh wildlife places. They provide shelter to some of the rarest animals and birds. And some of the attractive species found in Arunachal Pradesh are hoolock gibbon, Assamese macaque, capped langur, and pig-tailed macaque. Moreover, one endangered species, ‘hispid hare,’ is also found in the state.

Here is the list of Arunachal Pradesh wildlife sanctuaries and national parks

1. Namdapha National Park

Namdapha National Park is the third-largest national park in India and is counted among the most renowned national parks of Arunachal Pradesh. It houses a large variety of giant cats - leopards and tigers and invites wildlife enthusiasts to spot them in their natural habitat. In addition, the national park offers various activities to adventure lovers like elephant safari, camping, and boat rides. So do not miss out on the blend of mountains and wildlife at Namdapha National Park on your next trip to Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Best time to visit: October to April

2. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

Another wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, is a treat for wildlife lovers. The best way to explore the vicinity is by taking a 12 km trek that takes about 5 to 7 hours to complete. Through this trek, you can witness the wildlife, animals, and birds, explore the dense forests, and admire the sanctuary's beauty. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary also features a lake nearby called Mehao Lake.  

  • Best time to visit: October and March

3. Mouling National Park

Mouling National Park is among the top national parks in Arunachal Pradesh, and it is home to a variety of flora and fauna. If you love nature and wildlife, this is one of the best places to visit in the state. It is secluded and is perfect for spending time in peace away from human activities. The temperature here is moist due to the evergreen trees, making your trip even more enjoyable. You can also spot vibrant birds here.

  • Best time to visit: November to February

4. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

Home to some rare species of fauna and flora, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place to see Arunachal Pradesh wildlife. The sanctuary also features adventure activities like wildlife tours and nature safaris. Some of the rarest species found here include Red Panda, Asiatic black bear, Musk Deer, etc. You can also see rare bird species like Sclater’s monal and Blyth’s tragopan. 

  • Best time to visit: November to February

5. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary

Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is a must-visit sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh. Visited due to its natural charm, the wildlife sanctuary also provides a home to 200 orchids. Nature lovers will love this place and get stunned by the beauty of the orchids. While in Arunachal Pradesh, on your next trip, visit Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to spot colorful orchids and stunning landscapes. 

  • Best time to visit: October and April

6. Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the borders of Itanagar and is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh for wildlife lovers. One can spot Panthers, Barking Deer, and rare species of tigers. Apart from it, the national bird, Hornbill, can also be spotted here. Some other highlights include Ganga Lake, the Ita Fort, and the State Museum, which are just a mere distance away from the sanctuary.

  • Best time to visit: October to April

7. Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

If you are a bird watcher, visit Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the most beautiful wildlife places in Arunachal Pradesh that provides a home to 400 species of birds. Some rare species can be spotted here, like Hornbills, Tragopan, and Parrotbill. You can also see some rare reptiles. And owing to the scenic valleys and picturesque lakes, shutterbugs can click amazing photographs here.

  • Best time to visit: November to February


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