Sessa Orchid Sanctuary (West Kameng)
State : Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : October to April.
Locate : Sessa is located in-between Bomdila and Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Know the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
Arunachal Pradesh situated 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 expanding 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 beautiful 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 situated 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.
Journey to Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
Accommodation is not a problem close to the Sessa sanctuary. A Forest Rest House is existing in Tipi and PWD Inspection Bunglows are available at Bhalukpong, Dedza (Jamiri) and Tenga.
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary at Sessa, West Kameng district, about 20 km away from Tipi shelters varied orchids in varied shapes and colours. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh has been preserved and developed in an effort to conserve the natural habitat of large number of orchid species.
Sessa - The Most Ideal Home for Orchids
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is a wonderful location i.e. situated between 900 to 3100m MSL encompassing tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate climatic conditions and vegetation. Such a diverse physiography favours the occurrence of more than 200 orchid species with 5 new and endemic species, within this area.
Intimate with the Orchids at Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
The department of Environment & Forests has developed trekking routes for going through the sanctuary for tourists and visitors to enjoy the awesome habitat of Sessa Orchid Sanctuary in their pristine glory. There are deep gorges and valleys, high peaks and difficult terrain that make the trip of adventure tourists, as well of the nature fan, exciting.
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary has widened the scope of floriculture related tourism activities in the state. Various orchids at different elevation in Sessa
Arunachal Pradesh is an added attraction to the tourists from different
parts of the world.
Air : The nearest airport is Tezpur which has a biweekly Indian Airlines flight to Kolkata.
Rail : The nearest railway head is at Bhalukpong. One can easily reach Sessa from here by bus or taxi.
can be approached from Bhalukpong/Tipi and is well connected by bus and
taxis to Itanagar and Tezpur.