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 located 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 rising 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 lovely and colourful orchids, which bloom in
abundance with myriads of colours and forms.
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
Airport : The nearest airport is
Tezpur which has a biweekly Indian
Airlines flight to Kolkata.
Railhead : The nearest railway head is at Bhalukpong. One
can easily reach Sessa from here by bus or taxi.
Road Transport : Sessa can be approached from
Bhalukpong/Tipi and is well connected by bus and taxis to
Accommodation is not a problem near the Sessa sanctuary. A Forest Rest
House is available in Tipi and PWD Inspection Bunglows are available at
Bhalukpong, Dedza (Jamiri) and Tenga.
Sightseeing in the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
Ecosystem in the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary at Sessa, West Kameng district, about 20 km away
from Tipi shelters varied orchids in varied
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
This 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 orchids 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 lover, exciting.
Sessa 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.