Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary | Lohit District | Arunachal Pradesh
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Lohit district of Northeastern Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh. It was established in the year 1989, is rich in flora and fauna. The park is named after the Kamlang River which flows through it. The Mishmi, Digaru and Mizo tribal people who reside around periphery the of the sanctuary claim their descent from the King Rukmo of the epic Mahabharata. Though the reserve is small it has a wide varieties of animal species like Tiger, Hollock gibbon, Elephant, Stump tailed macaque, Boar, Civets, Capped Langur, Deer, Hornbills and flying squirrels etc. With over 61 species of mammals and 105 species of birds this sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh is the definite place to make a visit.
It is stretched in an area of 783 square kilometers. And this wildlife reserve is one of the twelve protected reserves in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary produces trees like Canarium resiniferum, Amoora wallichii, Gmelina arborea and Terminalia chebula. Besides, this park has varieties of bamboos, herbs and about 49 species of orchids. This is a perfect place to visit for wildlife holidays and nature tours during your visit to the northeast destination of Arunachal Pradesh
Weather and Best Time To Visit
The weather here in the sanctuary is mostly very humid. The climate is with moderate temperatures. The winter months are very cold especially from the months of November to February. The Kamlang wildlife sanctuary receives plenty of rainfall from the south west monsoon during the months of May to September and then from the north east monsoon during the months of December to April. The sanctuary receives a little less than 3500 mm of rainfall every year. The maximum temperature during the summer months is 400 degrees Celsius while in winters it goes down as low as 60 degrees. The best time to visit the Kamlang wildlife sanctuary is between the months of October to April.
How To Reach
By Air : The Closest air port to the Kamlang wildlife sanctuary is at Dibrugarh. The airport has regular flights from new Delhi as well as Kolkata. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Sahara Airways have regular’s flights. Pawan Hans Helicopters is also available from Tezu and Namsai to Itanagar.
By Rail : Tinsukia is the closest railway station . It is at a distance of 135 km from Tezu. The Sanctuary is easily approachable by road to here.
By Road : Bus services are easily available from Tezu and Tinsukia . These services play a regular transport from Namsai and Tezu.