The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is a small sanctuary located in the southeastern part of Lohit District in Arunachal Pradesh. This reserve though small it has 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 sanctuaryin Arunachal is a definite place to visit on your next wildlife holiday in Arunachal Pradesh.
A popular place to visit in Arunachal Pradesh in close proximity to Namdapha National Park is Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary dotted with over 61 species of mammals and 105 species of birds are available at Kamlang. Here, you can notice species like Tiger, Hollock gibbon, Elephant, Stump tailed macaque, Boar, Civets, Capped Langur, Deer, Hornbills and flying squirrels and more. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary has rich flora and fauna and it is blessed with rich Alpine vegetation, especially on the Daphabhum peak area which also hosts as a border of Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Namdapha National Park.
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1989 and it is stretched in an area of 783 square kilometres. And this wildlife reserve is one of the twelve protected reserves in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Not just fauna, the flora too is vividly rich and it blooms in multiple numbers during its peak season. 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 destinationArunachal Pradesh.
Kamlang wildlife sanctuary has limited lodging options but it has an excellent arrangements for tourists. The best places to stay will be government-run circuit houses, PWD Guest Houses, tourist lodge, forest rest house and inspection bungalows. All the hotels are located close to the sanctuary premises and there is a circuit house in Tezu district as well.
How to Reach
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible via roadways and you can get regular bus services from Tezu and Tinsukia. However, the regular means of transportto reach Arunachal Pradesh are mentioned below.
The nearest airport is at Dibrugarh located at a distance of 173 kilometres and it has regular flights flying from Guwahati and Kolkata. From here, you can avail prepaid taxis to reach the sanctuary via Tinsukia.
The nearest railway station to Kamlang wildlife sanctuary is Tinsukhia railway station. This station provides direct bus to the sanctuary; you can also get a taxi service from here.
To reach Kamlang wildlife sanctuary you need to cross Tinsukia from Dibrugarh and you can reach via national highway 15. There are regular buses provided by Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) and Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC).
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is from the months of October to April. The temperature ranges between 8°c - 14°c during this time and it is dry letting the visitors enjoy a day with sightseeing activities.