Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
· Summer: April-June (32°C - 47°C)
· Winter: October-February (5°C - 14°C)
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 20
Cameras: INR 50
Video Camera: INR 50
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Spread over an area of 862 sq. km. at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary and more popularly as Pakke Tiger Reserve. Earlier a game sanctuary, it became a wildlife sanctuary in 2001 and a part of Project Tiger in 2002. The sanctuary is well-known for being home to tigers and many amazing species of hornbills.
In addition, it offers the opportunity to watch leopard, clouded leopard, wild dog, jungle cat, Himalayan black bear, gaur, elephant, barking deer, yellow throated martin, flying squirrel, civet, rhesus macaque and many other wild animals. Nearly 300 species of birds and more than 500 species of butterflies add to the sanctuary’s magnificence. Assam roof turtle, king cobra and many reptiles too find home here.
Popular activities within the sanctuary include jeep rides, forest walks, village walks and tribal cultural programs. Indians must obtain Inner Line Permit while Restricted Area Permit must be obtained by the foreign visitors to access the area.
Popular road routes to the park include Soibari-Pakke Kessang Road from Guwahati to Seijosa, Tezpur-Bomdila Road from Tezpur to Bhalukpong and Seppa Route. Journey on ach of these hill roads reveals scenic vistas and can be slow at places.
The closest railway station to Bhalukpong is Rangapara North Railway Station (about 47 km. away). From here, taxis are available to access the park conveniently.
Tezpur Airport (about 51 km.) provides an easy access to Bhalukpong. Hire a taxi from the airport terminal that will take you to the park’s main entry gate.