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Arunachal Pradesh Wildlife

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, Arunachal Pradesh wildlife will be a treat for you. There are several well-known wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Arunachal Pradesh 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 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 that can be found in Arunachal Pradesh are hoolock gibbon, Assamese macaque, capped langur, and pig-tailed macaque. Moreover, one of the endangered species ‘hispid hare’ is also found in the state.

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

Namdapha National Park

The third-largest national park in India, Namdapha National Park is among the most renowned national parks in Arunachal Pradesh. It houses a large variety of giant cats - leopards and tigers and invites wildlife enthusiasts to spot them in their natural habitat. The national park offers various activities to adventure lovers like elephant safari, camping, and also boat rides. 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

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. By this trek, you can witness the wildlife, animals, birds, explore the dense forests, and admire the beauty of the sanctuary. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary also features a lake nearby, which is called Mehao Lake.  

Best time to visit: October and March

Mouling National Park

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

Best time to visit: November to February

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, and more. You can also see rare bird species like Sclater’s monal and Blyth’s tragopan. 

Best time to visit: November to February

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, make sure to visit Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to spot colorful orchids and stunning landscapes. 

Best time to visit: October and April

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Panthers, Barking Deer, and rare species of tigers can be spotted at Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on the borders of Itanagar, this is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh for wildlife lovers. One can spot the national bird, Hornbill here. Some of the 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

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 of the 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