The richness of flora and fauna certainly spellbinds the Mouling National Park in Arunachal. With an attraction that is well kept afar from the crowded population around its borders; Mouling National Park has a success for keeping it untouched by human activities. This must visit national park houses species such as serow, takin, goral, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, barking deer and red panda.
Mouling National Park is one of the most intriguing parks mainly because of it unique flora and fauna. The park has been named after the nearby Mouling peak which means red poison or red blood. It is said that, the Mouling hill produces a poisonous plant which is found in the Mouling area only. Besides, the National Park in Arunachal Pradesh is a beautiful place to go on a wildlife holiday and Mouling National Park has been recognized as one of the 18 biodiversity hotspots. The park covers an area of about 483 km and giving it a rugged terrain with an altitudinal range of 750 to 3064 m.
When you visit Mouling National Park you will get a chance to see various species of mammals like Coral, Takin, Serow, Tiger, Wild buffalo, Panther, Elephant, Red panda, Hog deer, Barking deer, Hoolock gibbon, Sambar, etc and various species of birds like White-winged Wood Duck, Monal Pheasants, Tragopan, Giant Hornbill, Owl, Forest Eagle, Snowy throated babblers, Chakma, Green cochoa, Peafowl, Assam Bamboo Partridge, Fairy Bluebird etc; including reptiles such as Indian Python, King Cobra, Reticulated Python, Monitor lizard etc. Mouling is a definite must visit national park with the forest of moist temperate and tropical type you can notice a variety of flora like gnetum, magnolia, cyathea, griffithii etc.
Mouling National Park is located near Along about 30 kilometres and hence, this place has a handful of guest houses, most of which offer decent services and warm hospitality. There are hotels in Pasighat as well, which is 100 kilometres from Along.
How to Reach
Mouling National Park is well connected via roadways although the journey can be a little rugged. However, on how to reach Mouling National Park we have laid the three means of transport below.
The nearest airport is Lilabari airport in Tezpur which is about 230 kilometres from the Mouling National Park. Lilabari airport is well connected by road to Mouling National Park and you can get taxis from here.
The nearest railway station is Tinsukia railway station in Assam. From here, you can get taxis which are well connected by road to Mouling National Park.
Mouling National Park is well connected by all major cities around Arunachal Pradesh. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Mouling National Park. 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 Mouling National Park is from the months of November to February when the temperature ranges between 8°c - 14°c making a perfect sightseeing time.