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Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Lohit, AP

Hornbill, Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Hornbill, Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Kamlang Reserved Forests which lies in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Covering an area of 783 sq km the forest area of Kamlang is rich in greenery and wildlife. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary gets its name from the Kamlang River, which cuts east-west through the sanctuary before joining the Brahmaputra to the west of the sanctuary.

Wildlife Attractions

Kamlang forest reserve presents distinct and wide variety of wildlife including a rare species of small Smew Duck which can be spotted at Glao Lake. Amongst mammal's hoolock gibbon, red panda and Primates like capped langur, Assamese macaque, stump-tailed macaque and many more wildlife species can be spotted in the sanctuary. Barking deer, sambar and musk deer in the higher reaches are also seen. Amongst wild cats, there are Tiger, leopard cat, fishing cat, golden cat, marbled cat, clouded leopard, and leopard. A large variety of hornbills flock this sanctuary of which Rufous-necked hornbills are common and Wreathed hornbills visit the park during winters. The lower reaches also harbour the Great Hornbill, the range-restricted Brown Hornbill and the Oriental Pied Hornbill.

Flora and Fauna

The vegetation also presents some rare variety of plantations including Dipterocarpus macrocarpus, Shorea assamica, Terminalia myriocarpa and Altingia excelsa, which are found only in Arunachal Pradesh India.

Accommodations

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and its surrounding areas offer several accommodation options such as tourist lodges, circuit houses, hotels and PWD Rest House.

Best Time to Visit: October to April.