Pakhui Tiger Reserve is at East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India that is spread in around 862 square kilometer. The area is lies around 200 meters to 2000 meters altitude from the sea level. According to Department of Environment and forest Arunachal Pradesh in a notification (CWL/D26/94/1393-1492 dated Itanagar the 19th April 2001) its name was changed Pakka Wildlife Sanctuary to Pakhui wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is situated foothills of the Eastern Himalaya. The wildlife sanctuary was declare in 1977, but in 2002 it was declared 26th tiger reserve project under the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
The reserve is under the subtropical climatic zone and its cold weather from November to March (12 degree to 36 degree) and Annual rainfall is around 2,500 MM during the south-west monsoon session. October and November months are externally dry bur May and June months are hottest month of the region.
The wildlife has various types of flora and fauna. It is home of 37 species of reptiles and 510 species of butterfly and 31 species of amphibians.
Flora: the region is so rich of flowering plants around 343 woody species of flowering plants, 1500 species of vascular plants are available in the region, 600 species of orchids. Its vegetations are tropical semi – evergreen forest. The main plant species are Paroli, Stereospermum, Chelonioides, Ailanthus, Hatipehala Pterospermum acerifolium and much more.
Fauna: around 40 types’ mammal species and three larger cat are found that are the tiger, leopard and clouded leopard and wild dog, Asiatic jackle, elephant, barking deer, gaur, samber, flying squirrels, wildboars etc.
Birds: the sanctuary very enrich in birds as like Jerdon’s baza, wreathed hornbill, silver – eared leiothrix, white brown shortwing, Asian emerald cuckoo, red- headed trogon, elwe’s crake, crow- billed drongo etc.
Best months for visit between Novembers to April. In the months weather will always be very pleasant but if you want to visit in any other months that will be attractive.