Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary Or Pakke Tiger Reserve

November 25, 2014 - Arunachal Pradesh, Wildlife Sanctuary
Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary Or Pakke Tiger Reserve

The Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of East Kameng in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. The forest comes under the protection of Department of Environment and Forest in the State. The place was announced to be a Sanctuary in the year 1977 and in the earlier times, it was a portion of Khellong Forest Division. In 2002, the Sanctuary was proclaimed to be a Tiger Reserve according to the suggestion raised in 1999. At the eastern and south-eastern part, the Sanctuary connects some of the reserved forests as well as the Nameri National Park in the State of Assam. At the eastern part of the Sanctuary, there lies Papum Reserve Forest and in the western part we can see the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary. Therefore, the forest is encircled with adjacent forests on all the parts. The Sanctuary lies at a height of 150 meters to 2000 meters.

The Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary also called Pakke Tiger Reserve placed near the Himalayan mountain ranges consisting of wide-variety of animals that stay in the forest without human intervention and disturbances. The Sanctuary is located in an area of 862 square kilometers encircled with beautiful rivers in three sides. At the eastern side River Pakke, Western and Northern side River Bhareli adds splendor appearance to the Sanctuary. Both the rivers are tributaries of River Brahmaputra. In addition, there contains streams like Upper Dikorai, Nameri and Khari and continuing flow of rivers in the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. In the forest, the visitors can see different types of birds and multi-colored flowers. Pakhui Sanctuary is covered with green background with tress, bamboos and herbs all around. The place is well-known for Bengal Tiger and other tigers. The park is also considered to be an essential addition of the tiger reserve plan which is pioneered by the Indian Government.

Some of the animals that can be seen in the forest consists of Tiger,Hog deer, Bison, Malayan Giant,  capped langur, Gaur, Flying Squirrel, Elephant, clouded Leopard, Wilboar, Assamese Macaque, jungle cat, squirrel, Barking deer, Yellow throated martin, wild dog Jackal, Rhesus macaque, Biturong, Himalayan Black Bear, civet, leopard,  Samber etc.  Besides there exists gorgeous and exceptional birds including Jungle Fowl, Hornbill, Barbets, Dove, Baaz eagles, Peacock pheasant, Drongo, white winged wood duck, serpent eagle, Khaleej Pheasant and many more.

The tourists can visit the Sanctuary from October to April from morning to evening. The Sessa Orchid Park adds beauty to the Sanctuary. The terrain of the Sanctuary is hardy with the hill ranges at the northern part and slanting valleys at the south area. Moreover, the Sanctuary lies in a slanting position from south part to Brahmaputra River valley. From November to March, the area experience subtropical weather and it is very cold in the place. In the south-west monsoon, the place gets rainfall predominantly from the month of May to September and north-east monsoon reaches the area from November to April. It is very hot during May and June. From the lower end of the Sanctuary, we can see more than 300 wooded species of plants. The major attractions of the forests are Asiatic Jackal, mongooses and weasels. More than 290 varieties of birds including many birds that are in danger of extinction like white-winged wood duck, ibisbill, and bay howl give pleasure to the visitors. The Sanctuary is stunning with 1500 types of butterflies, 36 varieties of reptiles and 30 amphibians.

The people can reach the Sanctuary through Seijosa, Bhalukpong and Pakke Kessang. Seijosa can be reached through Guwahati which is linked by Soibari Pakke Kessang road. The Bhalukpong can be reached by Tezpur Bomdila road and Pakke Kessang can be connected by Itanagar or Seppa road. The near by railway route is Soibari, Rangapara and Biswanath Chariali. The airway close to to the Sanctuary is Tezpur and Guwahati. The daily bus services can be availed through the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport or even private buses.