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    While on a vacation to Arunachal Pradesh, you will be mesmerized by the outstanding natural beauty of this area. There are numerous places to visit and lots of amazing things to do. If you are counting on the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh, it will always be the wildlife sanctuaries which are scattered in various parts of this state. Each of these sanctuaries is special as you can witness a huge range of animals, like leopards, tigers, the capped langur, snow leopards, etc. along with the endangered species of the red panda, birds, and butterflies. So, today, we will get an idea about the best wildlife sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh, which must be on your list to visit.

    7 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries In Arunachal Pradesh

    Here are some of the best wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh which will grab the attention of the tourists by giving them a unique experience. Have a look!

    1. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary – Witness Diversity In Wildlife
    2. Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary – Eye Witness The Royal Bengal Tigers
    3. Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary – Have A Glimpse Of Wildlife 
    4. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary – View The Oceanic Beauty And Wildlife
    5. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary – Encounter With The Historical Background
    6. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary – Explore The Wildlife
    7.  Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary – Discover Migratory Birds

    1. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary – Witness Diversity In Wildlife

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    Established in 1992, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest of all as it is located on 4150 sq km. It is the diversity in wildlife of this sanctuary that attracts wildlife photographers to take unique snaps of the endangered species of animals and plants. Once you are here, you can visit rare animals, like Mishmi takin, musk deer, red goral, red panda, etc. Besides the wide varieties of animals, you will also get mesmerized by the soothing atmosphere and the lush green vegetation of this sanctuary. If you are looking for camping or trekking, this place is suitable for you.

    Ideal for: Friends and campers
    Ideal trip duration: 2-3 hours
    Location: Dibang Valley, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh 792101
    Best time to visit: November to April
    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Soibari, which is only 36 km away from Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
    Staying Options: Hengda Hotel, Hilton Linzhi Resort, Artel Poly Linzhi, etc.

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    2. Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary – Eye Witness The Royal Bengal Tigers

    got to see the royal bengal tigers

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    If you are willing to visit the Royal Bengal Tigers, you can plan a trip to this famous wildlife sanctuary. There are around 300 species of birds you can see here. This place is also known as Pakke Tiger Reserve because it is the home of Royal Bengal Tigers. Apart from that, you can also visit to numerous other animals, like clouded leopard, Asiatic jackal, elephant, barking deer, yellow-throated marten, wild boar, and lots of other species in this Pakke Tiger Reserve. This place is great for having a picnic with your friends and family, surrounded by the natural beauty of perennial rivers and seasonal waterfalls.

    Ideal for: Friends and family
    Ideal trip duration: 2-3 hours
    Location: Itakhola Seijusa Road, Seijosa, Arunachal Pradesh 790103
    Best time to visit: November to April
    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Soibari, which is only 36 km away from Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
    Staying Options: Waii International, Hotel Druk, Jia Bhorelli Wild Resort, etc.

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    3. Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary – Have A Glimpse Of Wildlife

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    While talking about the best wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh, this place will always be on the top of the list. Named after Dr. D. Ering, this sanctuary is mainly famous for the migratory birds from Mongolia and Siberia. Twenty five percent of this sanctuary is covered with water bodies; therefore, migratory birds, like wild ducks, waterfowls, storks, etc. find this place appropriate to migrate in each winter season. Apart from birds, this forested island is also the dwelling place of certain animals, like hog deer, sambars, wild buffalo, hispid hare, elephants, etc.

    Ideal for: Family and friends
    Ideal trip duration: 2 hours
    Location: Arunachal Pradesh 791102
    Best time to visit: December to February
    How to reach: A cruise through the Siang River is the only way to reach here
    Staying Options: The Serene Abode, Hotel Pane, Donyi Hango Camp Resort and Homestay

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    4. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary – View The Oceanic Beauty And Wildlife

    untouched natural beauty of Arunachal

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    Once you are here, you will realize that you are in heaven as it is known as the ‘ real ocean of green paradise on earth’. This is a spot for those who seek unspoiled and untouched natural beauty. If you are looking for hardcore adventure, this sanctuary can welcome you warmly. It is the home of numerous species of birds, reptiles, butterflies, fishes, etc. You can witness tigers, king cobra, panthers, blue naped Pitta, Asiatic wild dog, cloud leopards, red pandas, pit vipers, etc. here. You have to be cautious enough, while roaming in this unexplored forest.

    Ideal for: Friends and solo
    Ideal trip duration: 2 hours
    Location: Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh
    Best time to visit: October to April
    How to reach: You can take a cab or local bus to reach Roing first. From there, you need to take a bus or car to reach here
    Staying Options: Hotel Taboka, Oshin Hotel, Hotel Shivam, etc.

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    5. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary – Encounter With The Historical Background

    most beautiful sanctuary in the state

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    It is said that this sanctuary is the most beautiful one among all and you should not miss visiting this place while you are in Arunachal Pradesh. Established in 1974, this wildlife sanctuary is located in the Lohit District, which is a destination for the pilgrims and the history lovers. People used to visit the Glow Lake and Parshuram Kund at this sanctuary along with watching the rich wildlife of this place.

    Ideal for: Friends and family
    Ideal trip duration: 2-3 hours
    Location: Arunachal Pradesh 792001
    Best time to visit: October to March
    How to reach: Reach the nearest small town, Wakro, from where you can take a car. The nearest rail station is that of Tinsukia.
    Staying Options: Chia Seeds Resort, The Woodpecker’s Nest, Eco-Resort Wakro, etc.

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    6. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary – Explore The Wildlife

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    If you are looking for the places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh, then this wildlife sanctuary is a great destination to visit with your family and kids. The natural beauty of this sanctuary is breathtaking as you will find the lush green grasslands through which the small streams run. You can have a picnic here or just roam around to enjoy the natural splendor. Wildlife you can see here are tiger, cloud leopard, deer, wild dog, and birds.

    Ideal for: Friends and family
    Ideal trip duration: 1-2 hours
    Location: Cona County, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh 791120
    Best time to visit: October to April
    How to reach: Reach the Ziro Valley and trek towards this sanctuary
    Staying Options: Passa Lath Resort, Hotel Blue Pine, Siiro Resort, etc.

    7. Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary – Discover Migratory Birds

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    Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is popular for providing shelter to millions of migratory birds such as migratory waterfowl, lesser flamingos and Dalmatian pelican. While considering the Bird sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, this Chilka Lake Sanctuary is regarded as the first Indian wetland which is of international importance. Some of the threatened species which are rarely found in the sanctuary are green sea turtle, Irrawaddy Dolphin, dugong and limbless skink.

    Ideal for: Friends & Family
    Ideal trip duration: 1 to 2 hours
    Location: Puri District, Raghunathpura, Odisha
    Best time to visit: Winter months (November to February)
    How to reach: You can reach Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary by travelling through boats.
    Staying Options: Swosti Chilika Resort, OTDC Pathanivas Barakul, Dhoba Mantri

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    So, here are some of the major wildlife sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh, which are exotic and entertaining to visit. The main attraction of these sanctuaries is the huge biodiversity you can see here. Besides the animals, you can also visit rare species of flora and fauna here. While some of those are dense forests, there are certain wildlife sanctuaries which are based on rivers and water bodies. So, do consider visiting these places and have a great trip to Arunachal Pradesh.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Wildlife Sanctuaries In Arunachal Pradesh

    Q. How many wildlife sanctuaries are there in Arunachal Pradesh?

    A. There are eight wildlife sanctuaries there in Arunachal Pradesh. Some of those are Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

    Q. How can you reach Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary?

    A. You can reach Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary through the National Highway 515 and cross Roing and Anini. You can take local buses of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) and Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC).

    Q. What kind of wildlife species can you witness in the wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh?

    A. The wildlife sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh are full of several species of animals. You can see tigers, leopards, elephants, red pandas, wild boars, hog deer, etc.

    Q. Which are the homes of rare species of red panda in Arunachal Pradesh?

    A. The wildlife sanctuaries are the home of several endangered species and red pandas are one of those. The wildlife sanctuaries, like Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. are the places where you can find them.

    Q. Are these wildlife sanctuaries well-maintained?

    A. These wildlife sanctuaries are one of the most famous tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh. Therefore, these are quite well-maintained. The visitors are also requested to maintain the rules while visiting the places.

    Q. Do you need to take any precautions while visiting these sanctuaries?

    A. As these are almost light to the dense forests, you should not wear any bright-colored apparel. Never throw plastics and leftovers of food here and there and also don’t play music loudly as that will disturb the habitats over here.

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