Orchid Research Centre (Tipi)
· Summer: April-June (32°C - 47°C)
· Winter: October-February (5°C - 14°C)
· Monsoon: July-September
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 09:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Sunday
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 10
Video Camera: INR 10
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Showcasing the unbelievable wealth of orchids in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Orchid Research Centre at Tipi is the place to explore more than 10,000 orchid plants belonging to more than 600 different species. Many of these species are rare and endangered and a visual treat to the eyes. Among the main attractions at the centre is the orchid glass house, exquisitely displaying orchids in pots and hanging baskets.
Established in the year 1972, the research centre has many other highlights which include four species houses, two natural orchidaria, an orchid herbarium (which also accommodates a library) and a tissue culture laboratory. Orchid museum within the park is yet another worthwhile section to explore the orchid photographs and specimen. The whole venue spreading over 10 hectare accommodates beautiful lawns and gardens and enjoys the beauty of forested hills all around.
The centre is accessible from the road connecting Tezpur and Bomdila. State transport buses and jeeps are the possible options to reach the venue. SUVs can also be rented for this purpose. Narrow hill roads with lots of bends and curves extend the time of the road trip.
Rangapara North Railway Station is the closest rail access point, about 144 km. from Bomdila. Jeeps and taxis are available at Rangapara for the road journey towards Tipi.
Tezpur Airport (about 148 km.) from Bomdila offers the nearest air access point for the visitors to the centre. To cover the road distance, hire jeep or taxi near the airport.