National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Arunachal Pradesh is the northernmost state of India, and it shares its borders with Assam and Nagaland in the south and Bhutan in the west. Myanmar and China are in the east and north, respectively. Known for its lush green areas and national parks, Arunachal Pradesh is a perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts. With more than 500 species of fauna and rich flora, this place is popular for wildlife tourism.

Here is a list of famous national parks of Arunachal Pradesh that allures the tourists from around the world:

Namdapha National Park

This national park is the third-largest in the whole country, area-wise. It’s a retreat for rare and endangered animals and plants and is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant bio-diversities in the country. It has an altitude range varying between 200 meters to 4500 meters and turns out to be a real treasure for nature lovers. You can spot a variety of animals here like snow leopard, clouded leopard, and tiger.

The trip to Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh can be best enjoyed in the winter season during the months of November to February. The temperature varies between 25 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius, which proves to be very comfortable for the tourists. During summers, the temperature is almost as good as winters, but the region experiences rainfall, which leads to some humidity and annual precipitation of around 2900 mm.

The elephant safari is tremendously popular for this national park, and the experience is surely a memorable one. The forest is also known for bird watching, trekking, and nature walks. Travelers can go camping near the streams and can enjoy boating as well in this national park.

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Namdapha National Park

Mouling National Park, Yingkiong

This wildlife national park is named after a mountain peak nearby Mouling, which also means red poison or red blood. It was established in 1982 in Arunachal Pradesh, and it is spread across 483 sq. km. There are tigers, panthers, elephants, hog deer, python, a barking dog, buffalo, and red panda, which can be easily spotted here. You can find various species of birds here like White-winged wood duck, Monal Pheasants, Tragopan, Giant Hornbill, owl, Forest Eagle, Snowy throated babblers, Chakma, Green cochoa, and Peafowl and also reptiles such as Indian king cobra and reticulated python.

Mouling National Park attracts tourists near and around the park, and they can also enjoy rafting, angling, and trekking. As it is located in a very isolated area of Arunachal Pradesh, there are weak signals for communication and very little transportation service. The weather is extremely humid, and the temperature ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius; in winters it experiences snowfall as well.

Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

Daying Ering is located in Arunachal Pradesh and is 13 km from Pasighat. The ecosystem of the sanctuary is unbelievable, and you can spot different species of birds including migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks, storks, and waterfowls, which come from Siberia and Mongolia from September to February every year. Apart from the birds, you will find many animals like hog deer, hispid hare, wild buffalo, sambars, and elephants and other rainforest fauna.


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Kane Wildlife Sanctuary

Kane Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the forest of West Siang District and is perfect for an exciting holiday in Arunachal Pradesh. It has a rich biodiversity, which is ideal for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The park is spread around an area of 55 sq. km with evergreen trees. This sanctuary boasts about more than 70 species of birds, including white-winged wood duck and rufous-necked hornbill and a variety of animal species like wild dogs, gaur, black bears, elephants, deer, lions, panthers, and small cats.

The best time to visit the Kane Wildlife Sanctuary is during the months of October to April.