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Pakhuie or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Pakke wildlife sanctuary is also known as Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakhui Tiger Reserve or Pakke Tiger Reserve. This Sanctuary is a very lesser known in India. This Wildlife sanctuary is known for its amazing sighting of famous resident hornbill species. The wildlife sanctuary lies in the foothills of eastern Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh in the district of East Kameng. Earlier the Pakke Wildlife sanctuary was a part of the Khellong Forest Division later in the year of 1977 the sanctuary got its status and again later in the year of 2002 it was named or it was declared as a Tiger Reserve. This Pakke wildlife sanctuary is ideal for nature lovers, bird watching and a day trip. In the sanctuary there are varieties and different species of flowing plants. More than 2000 species of plants are spotted in the sanctuary and it also has varieties of orchids. Pakke Tiger Reserve offers an untouched landscape and is home to some of the rare species of flora and fauna. The Pakhui Tiger Reserve is also home to many animals like large cats like the tiger, leopard and the clouded leopard, and canids like the wild dog and Asiatic jackal. The elephant, barking deer, Indian bison and sambar deer are the most commonly spotted herbivores here. The Forest departments and the Nyishi tribe the local communities inhabit the area around to protect the wildlife. Their efforts towards protecting wildlife are not expressible. In the year of 2016 the Pakke wildlife sanctuary has won India Biodiversity Award in the category of 'Conservation of threatened species' for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme. The Pakke Wildlife sanctuary can be reached via road since the roads are easily accessible and well connected to Guwahati, Tezpur and other places. Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) as well as private bus services are also available daily from Tezpur to Seijosa (except on Thursdays), Seppa and Itanagar. One can also hire a cab from Tezpur and Bhalukpong. Winter season the months from November to March is the best time to visit the Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary. However most of the travelers visit this place during the harvest festival of Nyishi Tribes. Please note Tourism is not much develops in this area and even locals don’t have proper information about this place. It is advisable to contact local forest officer either Bhalukpong or Sejosa for arranging night stay or day trip inside the jungle.


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