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Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

Owing its name to Mehao Lake, located within the reserve, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife places in Arunachal Pradesh. The sanctuary was established in 1980 and is home to many species of wild animals including the Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbon, leopard and clouded leopard.The best way to explore the vicinity of the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary will be undertaking a 12-km long trek that will take approximately 4-7 hours. Idu Mishmi Tribe (belonging to Tibeto-Burmese region), and Adi Tribe are the major tribes that dominate the areas. Also, here one can find good Nepali population. They are the one who are responsible for maintaining all the orchards in the region. A paradise for the wildlife and nature lovers, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Lower Dibang Valley, a district of Arunachal Pradesh. It was in 1980, the region was declared as the wildlife sanctuary, and home to many species of wild animals including the Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbon, leopard and clouded leopard. In 2014, hoolock gibbons, the sole ape species in India, were translocated to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from the mammals, the rich and diverse fauna of the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is inclusive of two hundred species of birds, thirteen snake species, 232 species of butterfly, and six fish species.Apart from trekking, there's no other way to witness the beauty of the park. Also during the trekking tour, you can meet and greet Idu Mishmi Tribe, and Adi Tribe. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is located close to the Roing, the district headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley. The best way to approach here for wildlife tour is to first reach Roing, which is approachable from all the major hubs of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. You can either hire a cab or get Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APSTC) bus service via national highway 15 and 115 to reach Roing. From Roing, take a bus or car to reach Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary.

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