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Arunachal Pradesh is called the land of the rising sun and is situated in the Trans-Himalayan region of the extreme Northeast of the Indian Subcontinent. Most of the terra firma constitutes of the Himalayan Ranges, of intense forested land. The altitudinal variation is quite diverse and can reach till very high snow covered peaks. The state shares 1928 km of international boundary with four different countries namely Bhutan, Tibet, China and Burma.
In the past, Arunachal Pradesh was known as North Eastern Frontier Agency (NEFA), until 1971, when the government carved a Union Territory out of it and named it Arunachal Pradesh, and in 1987, it was declared as the 24th state of India.
The state is blessed with the most breathtaking of natural beauty, where more than eighty percent of the total 84,000 sq. km, is covered in forests. The panoramic view of splendorous landscapes is sure to heal and enlighten any straying soul, and the virginity of evergreen tropical rainforests is another thing that should not be missed. More than 5000 plant species, 600 orchid species, 500 species of medicinal plants, 85 species of land animals, 800 species of birds, 500 species of butterflies, and countless species of insects and reptiles; makes Arunachal one of the most important bio-diversity hotspot of the world. And yet, there are numerous species that await discovery, from this hard, impenetrable, and unexplored land.
The humans of Arunachal are in themselves a blessing. The state is a hotbed of indigenous tribes who have come from distant lands of Asia, stretching from all directions such as Mongolia, China, Tibet, and Thailand etc. More than 10 main tribes and numerous sub-tribes live a remote existence here. The innocence of these tribal people, their warm hospitality, naïve smiles, elegant traditional folk dances, the amazing cultures and complex customs, colorful birds, exotic butterflies, rare untamed animals, wild orchids, medicinal plants, mysterious bugs and many other eccentric flora and fauna adds new dimensions to this land of dawn lit mountains, which words fail to describe.
Places of Interest :-
Zemithang is an awesomely scenic village based at a picturesque valley created by the Namjang Chu River that flows from Tibet and is located very near to the border that India shares with China. The village is home to people from the intriguing Monpa Tribe, who follow a culture that is a mix between Mahayana Buddhism and indigenous beliefs. One of the peculiar rituals of this tribe is that they cut the pieces of their dead into many small pieces and then, through them into the river current. It is believed that the souls become part of the river. There is a huge stupa near the village that is considered very holy in Buddhism. Also, a beautiful waterfall exists which is a delight for the nature loving traveler.
Tawang is located at a height of 9000 ft above sea level and is a magical land shrouded in mystery and mythical tales. The town has a unique history mixed with the natural beauty and solitude of the majestic Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges and the Tawang-chu River. But more than anything, the town is an important center of Mahayana Buddhism, and is most famous for the architecturally magnificent Tawang Monastery which was founded by Lama Lodre Gyaltso during the 17th century. This is the second largest Monastery in the world and the largest one of its kind in India. The most imposing part of the Monastery is the three storied assembly hall which houses the temple and a 28 ft high Golden statue of Lord Buddha. The monastery has a big library which has an impressive collection of ancient books and manuscripts, and the famous Buddhist scriptures Kangyur and Tangyur inscribed in gold are preserved.
The region is the birthplace of Thangyang Gyatso who was the Dalai Lama. Many other important and significant monasteries and nunneries dot the surrounding areas. The Ani Gompas are among the oldest of such type in the country.
Tawang is also famous for numerous beautiful natural lakes which sit silently in the high Himalayas, like spirits. The Sangetsar Lake is the most splendid of all, covered in 3 sides by mountains. The region also has a bit of wildlife such as snow pigeons and musk deers.
Dirang is located in at the base of a valley, next to a beautifully flowing river. The town is a great place to relax, and as the landscape is relatively easy, there are good walks that can be taken. Also, a few tribal villages are located nearby and a visit to them is quite a nice way to spend time. Places of interest are Buddhist Monasteries, Nuranang Falls, hot springs with medicinal properties for curing skin ailments, research and breeding center of Yaks, sheep breeding farm at Sangti Valley where the endangered Siberian Black Necked Storks visit during winter and trout hatchery.
Pakke Tiger Reserve
Pakke Tiger Reserve lies in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and is considered as one of the best protected forest reserve of India, thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Forest Department field staff. Pakke is also known for its amazing sightings of four resident hornbill species. The Tiger Reserve falls within the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot; being home to over 2000 species of plants, 300 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, 30 species of amphibians and 36 species of reptiles. Many species of the flora and fauna are globally threatened, and the reserve is one of the last remaining strongholds left for these species.
Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Owing to its appeal and modernistic attitude, the town receives tourists from all round the globe. The widespread stretch of the plains of the Brahmaputra River adjoins the city from the southern side.
The city is also identified as being the historic city of Mayapur, erstwhile capital of the Jitri dynasty of the 11th century. Ita Fort, the famous monument, dates back to that era. Itanagar is one of the two main regions of the 'Land of Dawn Lit Mountains', the other being Naharlagun. Rich culture, tribal heritage and values dating back to several centuries are some of the most distinguished things to witness. With a view to preserve regional tradition and culture, the province was restricted to tourism till few years ago. The region is a home of diversified English, Apatani, Hindi, Assamese, Nishi and Adi speaking communities.
Other attractions include Gekar Sinyi which is a beautiful natural lake surrounded by landmass of hard rock, Jawaharlal Nehru Museum which has a rich collection of textiles, weaponry, household articles and handicrafts items reflecting the tribal culture and heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, Craft Centre & Emporium where one can see and buy local artifacts like Wall painting, traditional costumes made of natural vegetable and herbal dye yarns, and attractive utility items made of cane and bamboo.
Ziro is a quaint village, home to the Apatani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. The Apatani tribe have a intriguing culture and are uniquely non nomadic in nature. They cultivate wet lands in hilly terrain. The women of the tribe have facial tattoos and massive nose plugs. The reason dates back to pre modern times, when the Apatani women were considered the prettiest of all and other tribes would often steal the Apatani women. The men decided to make them ugly, hence the huge nose plugs.
The best time to visit Ziro is in January, in order to experience the ‘Murung rituals’ of the Apatani tribe or in the month of March, for their ‘Myoko rituals’. There is a ‘Dree Festival’ from 4th to 7th July each year, where the Apatani sacrifice animals to the Gods with the belief that the Gods will be pleased and so not punish them with famine. The agriculture season from February to October are considered unique and are known internationally. There is a famous Shiva Lingam at a few kilometers from Ziro town which attracts a huge number of devotees every day.
During the agriculture season, tourists can witness the paddy (rice) cum fish culture which is the practice of rearing fish in the rice fields. The Ziro Putu is a hillock from where one can see the entire Ziro valley.
Tourists who love hikes can explore the Talle Valley, an area with a lot of biodiversity. The flora and fauna here ranges from sub-tropical forests to silver fir trees, as well as a variety of ferns, bamboo, orchids and rhododendrons. Breeding of fish is done at high altitude fish farms near Hapoli town. The climate here is mild and cool throughout the year, making it comfortable to travel anytime of the year. Summer starts from the months of April through June, temperatures ranging from 20 o - 30o Celsius. This season, just before the monsoon, is considered a good time to travel to Ziro. Monsoon is from July to September and the winter season lasts from November to February.
Daporijo is situated at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level. The town is known for its rich variety of flora and fauna and its ethnic diversity which constitutes of tribes such as Tagin, Galo, Nah and Hilmiri. The culture here is a unique mix of the different tribal groups with their own unique culture and tradition. The indigenous crafts and arts are quite colorful and unique, and give the place its own identity. The bamboo handicrafts and colorful garments make for much of the local livelihood and are wonderful souvenirs to carry home for your loved one.
From trekking and nature enthusiasts, the town is a ideal place; offering beautiful hiking trails which are the best way to explore the natural splendor of the surrounding landscape. The magical and green Subansiri River which is close to the town is good for adventure activities like rafting and angling and adds to the beauty of the scenery around. The Meghna Cave Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a beautiful temple here and is a popular place of visit. The winter months, especially October and November, are considered to be a good time to visit the place since the weather during this time is pleasant and ideal for walking around and venturing out on treks.
Aalo is the Headquarter of West Siang District and is situated in a picturesque valley at the confluence of Sipu and Siyom rivers against the backdrop of verdant and mellow hills. Aalo is one of the oldest towns with a strong educational background. Patum Bridge over Yomgo River, Museum and Donyi-Polo Dere are the places of tourist attraction. It is an ideal place for trekking, hiking and angling
Mechuka is hidden from the world in clouds of mystery and inaccessible roads. The landscape according to many people is one most of the amazing of the world, and can be compared to the rugged expanse of the Leh-Ladakh region of the Himalayas. A quaint town with a picturesque valley, Menchuka is very near to the Indo-Tibet border. One can get a great view of snow covered mountain peaks and snow fall during the winter. Mechuka Lake is a high altitude natural lake with pristine natural beauty. One can see the Buddhist Monastery (Samtem Yongcha of Mahayana sect), which is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Arunachal situated on a hill top overlooking the valley.
Mouling National Park
Mouling National Park, famous for the goat like antelopes and birds, is located in the West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The park covers an area of about 483 km² and was declared a National Park in 1986.
The name 'Mouling' has been derived an “ADI” word, which means RED POISION, derived from by extractions from a plant, which is found in the Mouling area only. It is very difficult to approach the park. There is no road communication to make the park accessible. The land still remains a mystery for local people, naturalists and scientists alike.
Mouling National Park in Arunachal Pradesh has been recognized as one of the 18 biodiversity hotspots of the world. The configuration of the park is gentle to very steep and rugged mountainous land. Steep slopes of these mountains are covered with dense evergreen and semi-evergreen vegetation. The park is watered by a number of small brooks and 13 streams that finally join the Siang River. The surrounding of the Mouling National Park is adapted to domestic use by Idu Mishimis and Adis.
Mouling Park is widely known and esteemed for Red Pandas, Deers, Hoolock Gibbons and Tigers. The other fauna found in the park are wild buffalo, panther, elephant, hog dear, barking deer, sambar, python etc. Besides it, the park has many birds including different types of pheasants. Apart from this, the park is also famous for birds. So far one hundred and fourteen (114) bird species under 38 different families have been recorded in the park.
The valley around Mouling Park offers an amazing scenic beauty. The greenery and the mountain ranges are outstanding. It is projected on a background of tranquil mountains which intensify its grandness tremendously.
Mouling National Park and its adjoining areas are ideal for trekking and hiking. Angling at river Siang is also quite popular. The best time to visit Mouling National Park is between November and April. Along , the nearest town from the park, is located at a distance of about 30 kilometers.
Pasighat is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh, as well as the headquarters of East Siang District. Founded in 1911 A.D, the town is situated 155 meters above sea level and is also known as the ‘Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh.’ The town has derived its name from the tribes of the place namely ‘Pasis’.
The region experiences a hot and humid climate during summers and a temperate climate during winters, making its winters the best time to visit the place. The vast river of Brahmaputra, also called the Siang, transcends down to this town from Tibet. The place is also a photographer’s delight for offering beautiful natural landscapes.
The foundation of Pasighat opened gateways for the British to administer the greater Abor Hills. It also became the settlement point of Pasi and Minyong communities, who still reside in villages. 2011 marked the 100 years of existence of this little town.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people here and rice is the main crop produced. There are also several large tea gardens nearby, which receives workers from all over the region. Lumbering was also a big industry in the town in the nineties until it became illegal. Agriculture, horticulture and tourism form the main part of the economy of this town.
The Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary and Pangin are the most popular places to visit. The Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary is a popular sanctuary of Pasighat as well as the meeting point of Dihang and Lohit rivers with the Brahmaputra, and is a great place for birding. Pangin is located at 60 km from Pasighat and situated at the point where river Siom meets river Siang, and is a great place for angling the Golden Masher.
Pasighat is well connected with other states of India through rail, road and air. The nearest airports to this town include Dibrugarh (Mohanbari), and Guwahati in Assam. From Dibrugarh and Itanagar, helicopter i.e. Pawan Hans flights are available for travelers. Its nearest railway station, Murkong Selek, is at a distance of 35 km from the city.
Yingkiong is a beautiful town, located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level and is known for its natural beauty. The destination also serves as the district headquarters of Upper Siang District. This district is situated along the left bank of the mighty River Siang, from which it has derived its name.
The Upper Siang District is inhabited by four main tribes namely, Adi, Khamba, Mishmis and Memba. The Adis and Mishmis are the tribes who believe in the sun and the moon, while the other two tribes are Mahayana Buddhists.
Owing to the different beliefs of different tribes, the district presents a diverse culture, which is prominent in their dances, dresses and festivals celebrated. Ponung, Roja and Broh Dance are some of the prominent dances of the region.
Apart from its rich culture, the town of Yingkiong is flocked by tourists for its famous Mouling National Park. This national park is home to the white-feathered wild duck, the clouded leopard and a variety of deer, which can be seen in this park. Furthermore, the Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary near the Pasighat-Jengging-Yingkiong tour route is another attraction of the place.
Yingkiong also attracts adventure enthusiasts as it offers opportunities to indulge in trekking. One of the famous trekking routes commences from the town of Pasighat, passes through Jengging and finally terminates at Yingkiong.
The town of Yingkiong can be reached via flights, which can be boarded to Dibrugarh Airport in Assam, the nearest airport. Furthermore, the town can also be reached by boarding trains to Dibrugarh Town Railway Station. Yingkiong is also connected to other cities within Arunachal Pradesh via buses.
The best time to visit Yingkiong is during the winter season, which extends from October till February.
Tuting is located all the way up, near the border with China. It is where the mighty Brahmaputra River (locally called Siang River) enters India for the first time in all its fury. Siang River which originates from Tibet and forms the main flow of the mighty Brahmaputra is a socio-cultural poetry with a unique personification of its own. Many rapids on the Siang river have been a prime attraction for River rafting and water sports. The challenging expedition begins at Tuting in Upper Siang. The river runs through the gorges of Nigguing and Marmon, both, with their thick forest covering, reaching up to the heavens. It negotiates the finest big volume white water in an area, which is often rated as one of the most inaccessible in the world-just getting to the jump-off point takes a journey of four days by boat and jeep. The self-contained 180-km run from Tuting to Pasighat includes a 10-mile stretch of massive rapids with names such as Moing Madness, Zebra Rock and Pulsating Palìsi. But there are calmer moments on the river where one can just float along with the current. The adrenaline rush is high and you’ll be able to dine out for months on the tales you take back home. Abundance of rich aquatic life has attracted anglers again and again.
The Dehang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve, which is also located here, covers a part of Jengging, Tuting, Gelling and Singa in Upper Siang district and Mippi and Anini in Dibang Valley district. The Biosphere covers 5111.5sqKm with great altitudinal variation from 500 to 16000 ft height leading to snow clad peaks and glacial lakes. It accommodates 8 forest types viz. sub-tropical broad leaved, sub-tropical pine, temperate broad leaved, temperate conifer, sub-alpine scrubs, alpine pastures, bamboo groves and grasslands. It is one of the identified bio-diversity hot spots in the country.
The triangle, Gelling-Tuting-Singa constitutes the ‘Pemako Zone’ of the Tibetan form of Buddhism with small hamlets of the lamas amidst serene natural environment. The Gompas and Buddhist shrines have golden Buddha statues, old scrolls and other traditional artifacts of the Tibetan form of Buddhism.
Anini is a town located in the Dibang Valley District. An exotic destination, Anini remains covered with fog and mist throughout the year. It is situated at an elevation of around 1,968 metres above sea level.
Headquarters of the Dibang Valley District, Anini is named after Inni, Mishmi's supreme deity or god. Located in the middle of Dibang River and Mathun River, Anini is mainly a miniature plateau. A visit to the beautiful town amidst the north eastern Himalayas is an exciting experience.
Villages such as Angulin, Arruju New Anaya, Hunli, Roing and Ranli provide testimony of rich culture and heritage. Other notable places to visit around the destination include Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and Dibang Bio Sphere Reserve which is a mystery in itself. The township of Anini is untouched by the hustle and bustle of cities and is situated along the tribal hamlets that provide an opportunity to explore the tribal culture.
Travelling to Anini is easy and convenient with the availability of flights and trains. The nearest airport from Anini is Tezu Airport, situated at a distance of 200 km. However, tourists can reach the township through Dibrugarh Airport of Assam, which has flights from major cities of India. The railway station nearest to the destination is located in the town of Tinsukia.
A humid sub tropical climate prevails in Anini throughout the year. The summer season from April to June has moderate climate and is the ideal time to visit Anini.
Dehang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve
Dihang-Dibang or Dehang-Debang is a Biosphere Reserve constituted under the scheme of Man & Biosphere Program. It is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mouling National Park and the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary are located fully or partly within this biosphere reserve. The reserve spreads over three districts, viz., Dibang Valley, Upper Siang and West Siang. It covers high mountains of Eastern Himalaya and Mishmi Hills. The elevation in the reserve ranges from less than 1000 to more than 5000 m asl. The habitat in Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve ranges from tropical wet evergreen in the river gorges to subtropical, temperate, alpine and permanent snow.
The reserve is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, Red goral, Musk deer (at least two species), Red panda, Asiatic black bear, occasional Tiger and Gongshan muntjac occurs while among birds there is the rare Sclater's Monal and Blyth's Tragopan. Two flying squirrels, new to science have been recently discovered from the vicinity of this reserve. These are named as Mechuka Giant Flying Squirrel Petaurista mechukaensis and Mishmi Hills Giant Flying Squirrel Petaurista mishmiensis.
The genetic and ecological feature of the Debang Wildlife Sanctuary consists of typical high mountainous Eastern Himalayan Ecosystem. This Sanctuary falls under Moist Temperate and Alpine zones. The variety of flora and fauna is perhaps unequal. The Sanctuary is near Indo-China boundary towards Dambing outpost. There is a beautiful lake called as Kahai white means lake in the middle of the flower valley. The flowering season of this valley is during the month of May and June. This unique genetic and ecological gesture is a very rare phenomenon.
The Lower Dibang Valley district, with the its headquarter at Roing is the youngest of the fifteen districts of Arunachal Pradesh. It forms a part of eastern Arunachal Pradesh. It is named after the River Dibang-one of the important tributaries of mighty Brahmaputra. The district is bounded on the north by the Dibang Valley district, on the East by the Lohit district and Mc Mohan Line, on the west by the eastern and Upper Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and on the south by the Tinsukia district of Assam.
The district rises from the Himalayan foothills to the middle ranges with the highest point of Mayudia at a height of 2655 meters from mean sea level. Snow-capped peaks, turbulent rivers, mystic valleys and abundance of rich flora & fauna are a few attraction of the district. The district is well known for its largest cover of thick green forest with almost 80% of the area being notified as reserved forest, wild life sanctuaries or unclassified state forests.
The Dibang, Ithun, Ason, Chipu, Aba, Iphi, Sisiri, Datung, Deopani river systems nourish this area making it a lovely place.
The abundance of natural beauty…..colorful and charming tribes…..ancient archeological sites make the place a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventurous tourists, archeologists and anthropologists……
Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and Lake, which is 17 km from Roing is spread over an area of 281.5sqKm with varying altitude from 400m to 3368m above msl. It is home to some rare species like wild duck, takin, hollock gibbon, tiger, leopard, red panda, elephant etc,. A vast Lake covering an area of about 4 Sq. Km forms part of the sanctuary. The surroundings of the lake are extremely rich in flora and fauna. Water of the lake is absolutely crystal clear and a walk around this natural lake is a divine pleasure.
Tezu is a scenic town and the headquarters of Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes who have traditions and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata. According to sacred Hindu traditions, Lord Krishna's first queen Rukmini was a Mishmi Damsel. The major Mishmi God is Ringyajabmalu and the major Mishmi festival is known as Tamladu puja. It is celebrated each year on 15 February. People from all communities and all walks of life are invited to join in the celebrations. The Holy Parsuram Kund is also nearby and thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over India, and also from neighboring countries, come to take a holy dip and wash away the sins of millions of births. This is accompanied with a fair at Tezu and takes place every year during the month of January. The road communication is through Tinsukia and the nearest airport is at Mohanbari. There is also a small airport at Tezu itself but service is very erratic and is mostly used for V.I.P.s and officials. The major agricultural products are mustard, ginger and oranges which are one of the most delicious in the world.
Tezu also has a sizable population of Tibetan community of about 2000 mostly residing in a settlement called by local name as Lama Camp, Tibetans settled here since 1960s after fleeing Chinese persecution in their homeland Tibet, till date they have maintained their own custom and tradition, they have built monasteries, health center, nursing home, schools etc with fund coming from Government and other funds. Lama Camp is located in Tindolong about 6 km (4 mi) from Tezu Bazaar and has 5 camps each camp represent different regions of Tibet mainly Kham kongpo and Pemako.
The very holy place of Parsuram Kund is located near Tezu, and is situated within the Kamlang Reserve Forest area. The Kund is surrounded by dense forest of Ruddhraksha trees, the fruit of which is considered sacred to Hindu ascetics as well as general believers of the faith. This place on the Lohit River carries a strong mythological link with the legend of Parsurama, a Hindu sage. According to the legend recorded in the Kalika Paraná, Srimat Bhagawata and the Mahabharata, sage Parsurama washed away his sin of matricide in the waters of the Lohit river at Bramhakund. Each year thousands of pilgrims from all over the country congregate on Makar Sankranti day, to wash away their sins. A fair (mela) is held during this period.
Kibithoo is a small but beautiful Circle Headquarter located close to the Indo-Cina Border at an altitude of about 1305 Mt. above sea level. Nestled on the right bank of the mighty Lohit, it is 140 KM away to the North of Hayuliang. The place is considered to be the eastern most place of the India that can be accessed by any civilian.
The whispering pine forests, wild rash berries, beautiful flowers and majestic waterfalls from the surrounding hills set against tall blue hills add grandeur to it. Its climate is cool and salubrious. The place also witnessed some of the severest fights by Indian Soldiers against the Chinese in 1962. Kibithoo township is endowed with recently commissioned 30 KW Micro-Hydel Electricity Project. Further work on 5 KW Micro-Hydel for Kaho village is in advanced stage of completion.
The drive to Kibithoo is one of the most scenic drives covering loads of amazing and breathtaking places such as lakes, hanging bridges, blue rivers, tribal villages, virgin mountains and unexplored forests.
Namdapha National Park
Located at the eastern most tip of the Indian Sub-continent lies the biggest national park of India. The Namdapha National Park covering an area of 2000 sq. km is situated in the beautiful valley of the Noa-Dihing like a finger into Myanmar. This rugged terrain formed by tropical rain forests of incredible biological diversity boasts of more than a 1000 plant species, over 500 bird species and a diversity of animal species that is still climbing steeply.Namdapha National Park spans an altitude range from around 200m to over 4500m. This altitudinal diversity has given rise to many different forest types. The lower reaches are covered in extensive Tropical Wet Evergreen forests. At higher altitudes, one witnesses Sub-Tropical and Temperate Broad leaved forests, and Pine forests, into Alpine Meadows, and permanent Snow & Ice. One goes from the land of the Clouded Leopard to the abode of the Red Panda – and perhaps the elusive Snow Leopard.
For the wildlife enthusiast, the mammals to be seen are Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Tiger, & at the higher reaches possibly even the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Hillock Gibbon, the Malayan Giant Squirrel, Languor, the Assamese & stump tailed Macaque, Slow Loris, Flying Squirrel, Marbled Cat, Spotted Linsang, Civets, Deer’s, Takin, Bamboo Rats, Hog Badger and Wild Dogs.
For the bird enthusiast, the forest shelters many rare and threatened species found only in the North East within the country such as Grey Peacock – Pheasant, Red Leaded and Ward’s Trogons, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Snowy throat-ed Babbler, Hill Partridges and beautiful Nuthatch, and five different species of the Hornbill to name a few from the long list. A great diversity of insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles also add to the varied diversity of the forest and rivers of Namdapha.
Park has the largest population of Hoolock Gibbons in India Forests like those in Namdapha not only help in fixing the atmospheric carbon dioxide but because of its unique geographic location are home to myriad species of plants and animals, many of which are unique to Namdapha only, and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Namdapha is among the very few national parks in the country where one is allowed to camp and stay inside the forest premises. The forests are among one of the densest in the world, and to camp inside them gives the traveler a chance to live in absolute wildness. A minimum of 2 weeks is required if one has to properly explore this incredible forest. Greener Pastures recommends Namdapha as a really important wildlife site, and it is one of our prime objectives to showcase this amazing place to our travelers, and in-turn help in the preservation of this land.