Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary is in Arunachal Pradesh, in the north-eastern side of India. This wildlife sanctuary is running since 1977. It is exactly located in the district of East Kameng/Cona County in Arunachal Pradesh. This is a Tiger Reserve under the Project Tiger Scheme by the government of India. As the name suggests, this sanctuary is primarily habited by tigers. Apart from this, there are also special elements which mark this sanctuary apart from the others.
Location and how to reach it:
This sanctuary is located in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and is spread over an area of 862 square kilometre. Rangapara is Nearest district to this reserve. Rail, roads and air can be used to access this sanctuary.
The nearest railway connection to this place are Soibari (36 kilometers away), Biswanath Chariali (47 kilometers away) and Rangapara (60 kilometers away) from Bhalukpong.
The nearest airports to this sanctuary to this place are in Tezpur and Guwahati
A road from Tezpur to Bhalukpong also leads to this sanctuary.
The landscape consists of many lush green plants and trees. The vegetation of this area consists of semi-evergreen bamboo forests, tropical evergreen forests, tropical revering forests and Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests. This sanctuary also consist many varieties of orchids too. 343 wooden species are in record in the lowlands here. This is also the place where more than eight species of bamboo alone. The plant species found in ths sanctuay include Paroli Stereospermum chelonioides, Ailanthus grandis, Hatipehala Pterospermum acerifolium, Kari Polyalthia simiarum, Karibadam Sterculia alata and Khokun Duabanga grandiflora.
Since this area has a lot of green cover, many animals are present here. And also, as it comes under the ‘Project Tiger’ scheme, this park’s rulers are Bengal tigers. The other animals present here include Asian Elephant, Gaur, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Fox, Fishing Cat, Clouded Leopard, Cobra, Common Leopard, Bison, Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur, Civet, Flying Squirrel, Python, Slow Loris, etc.
Apart from the animal species, there are many birds such as Jungle Fowl, White-winged Wood Duck, Hornbill, Barbet, Serpent Eagle, Baaz Eagle and Drongo.
In short, the sanctuary houses 36 species of reptiles, 500 species of butterflies, and 30 species of amphibians.
Pakhui Tiger Reserve was renamed as Pakke Tiger Reserve in the year 2002. This place has altitudes ranging from 100 metres to 2000 metres. The best time to visit this place is between November to May. Appropriate permission is required from the authorities for crossing the inner limits of the wildlife sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary is a hub for doing many activities. There are walks through the forest, jeep rides, and walks and mingling with local people and getting to know their culture and tradition.
This sanctuary combines the experience of information and entertainment, which leaves the tourists enthralled. This place has been the favourite of tourists and this trip is sure to provide enjoyment at a whole new level!