Arunachal Pradesh located in the extreme North East corner of India is indeed an enchanting land with rich, varied and colorful flora and fauna. The lush green forests spread over numerous hills rising from about 100 m to a height of about 7000 m encamped with eternal snow and networked by numerous rivers, provide congenial environment to myriads of lifes that coexist harmoniously. A most striking feature of the exhaustive vegetation that one finds here are lovely and colourful orchids, which bloom in abundance with myriads of colours and forms.
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh is one such storehouse of orchids. Covering an area of 100 sq. km. between Bomdila and Bhalukpong, the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh is rich with varieties of orchid in amazing colours and sizes. The sanctuary located in Tipi also houses red panda, pheasants & serow. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary surroundings are inhabited by Akas, Mijis and Sherdukpans tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunchal Pradesh Sessa is the “Orchid Paradise” of our country. Many of the species of Orchids found here are rare, endangered, and ornamental. Because of their curious shape, brilliant colour and ever-lasting quality of flowers, orchids are regarded as “gems” in the field of floriculture. The tourists with special crave for orchids would love to visit the natural habitat of the orchids – Sessa Orchid Sanctuary Arunachal pradesh India.
Arunachal Pradesh is known for its rich flora and fauna and is considered to be one of the â€œ Biodiversity Hot Spotsâ€ in the world. One of important floristic diversity that exists in this enchanting land is the Orchids- the loveliest of all booms and the fondest creation of Mother Nature and â€œDonyi-Poloâ€. In India there are about 12000 species of Orchids known to occur, out of which as many as 610 species and found in Arunachal Pradesh alone. Realizing the potential of orchids in floriculture and endangered status of number of ornamental species an Orchid Sanctuary has been established in the year 1979 to study/conserve and propagate large number of Orchids in their natural habitat. It is significant to note that Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is a natural home for year 200 species of Orchid in addition to other wild flora and fauna.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit the wildlife is between the months of October to April.
How to Get there:
Road: Sessa can be approached from Bhalukpong/Tipi and is well connected by bus and taxis to Itanagar and Tezpur.
Rail: The nearest railway head is at Bhalukpong. One can easily reach Sessa from here by bus or taxi.
Air: The nearest airport is Tezpur which has a biweekly Indian Airlines flight to Kolkata.
General Info / Tips:
Accommodation is not a problem near the Sessa sanctuary. A Forest Rest House is available in Tipi and PWD Inspection Bunglows are available at Bhalukpong, Dedza (Jamiri) and Tenga.
Arunanchal Pradesh, India
Bhalukpong (120 Kms.)