National Parks :  

Namdapha National Park is located in the Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh on the India Burmese border a few km from the entry point, Miau. It was designated as a National Park in 1983 under the Wildlife (Protection) Act.  The same year, it was also declared as tiger reserve under Project Tiger. With a total area of 1985 sq kms, this is the largest national park in the north-east and one of the larger protected areas in the country. In fact, this was among the earliest national parks established in the seven states of north-east India. 

The park watered by the Noa- Dehing and the Namdapha rivers, is largely inaccessible, with diverse habitats of flora and fauna. The vegetation ranges from the wet evergreen tropical and sub-tropical forests to temperate and alpine forests. A variety of wild tree species and crop plants including banana, mango, citrus and medicinal and ornamental plants including wild orchids are found here. The inaccessibility has helped the forests to retain its pristine ness.

The fauna of the park comprises elephant, tiger, leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard, golden cat, wild dog, endangered Hoolock gibbon, Namdapha Flying Squirrel, wild buffalo, guar, hog deer, sloth bear, bison, Himalayan Tahr, Bharal, python, King cobra, , the wild goats; takin peculiar to the Patkoi range, Serow and Goral etc. The park is rich in bird life. The important birds are Indian Horn bill, the state bird of Arunachal, white winged wood duck, cheer pheasants etc. 

The park is unique in its altitude, which varies around 200 metres (nearly sea level) in the valleys to more than 4,500 metres of snow covered mountain peaks. Perhaps no other national park in the world can boast of such phenomenal altitudinal variation. The park is also ideal for trekking and hiking. From Miau the entry point, a forest road stretching over 28-km gives access to the protected area up to a place called Deban where accommodation is available. Beyond this there is no road and one has to go on foot. It is a challenging trek through dense forests and steep hill ranges with rivers flowing in between and the varying climatic conditions from tropical to cold and temperate conditions


This park is located in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh.  It covers an area of about 500 Sq.Km. The forest of the park is semi evergreen type. The area is famous for three varieties of goat -antelopes, locally known as takin, coral and serow. The other fauna found in the park are wild buffalo, tiger, panther, red panda, elephant, hog dear, barking deer, sambar, python etc. Besides it, the park has many birds including different types of Pheasants. Ideal for trekking, hiking and angling at river Siyom.


Wildlife sanctuaries :


        A brief description about the wildlife sanctuaries is presented below

  • Pakhui : Location --> East Kameng District ; Area --> 862 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Elephants, Tiger, Barking Deer, Gour, Leopard, Hornbill etc.

  • Itanagar : Location --> Papumpare District ; Area --> 140.30 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Elephants, Tiger, Barking Deer,  Leopard, various bird species and orchid species.

  • Daying Ering : Location --> East Siang District ; Area --> 190 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant -->   Hogdeer, Lispid bear, endemic, migratory birds and migratory water birds

  • Mehao : Location --> Dibang Valley and Lohit District ; Area --> 281.5 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Hoolock, Gibbon, Tiger, Elephant,  Leopard, etc.

  • Kane : Location --> West Siang District ; Area --> 55 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Elephants, Mall cat, Deer etc.

  • Eagle's Nest : Location --> East Kameng District ; Area --> 217 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Elephants, Goral, Tiger, Leopard, Red pardor etc.

  • Kamlang : Location --> Lohit District ; Area --> 783 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Gibbon,   Tiger, Leopard, Takin etc.

  • Dibang : Location --> Dibang Valley District ; Area --> 4149 sq. km ; Wild life inhabitant --> Musk Deer, Takin, Black Bear,  Leopard, Khalij and rare birds etc.

  • Apart from this there is one Orchid Sanctuary :

  • Sessa Orchid Sanctuary : Location --> West Kameng District Area --> 100 sq. km ; Species : variety of Orchids and some wild life like Red Panda, Pheasant, Scrow, Gora