The Orchid Research Centre
The Orchid Research Center at Tipi, 3 km from Bhalukpong, is an interesting place to visit. The best time to visit this center is between April and May, when one can see the exotic orchid collection in full bloom. The small town of Bomdila is located north of Bhalukpong. Bomdila is known for its scenic environs and its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchids. It also attracts the adventure seeker with its numerous trekking trails. The small town of Tawang is located beyond Bomdila amidst the eastern Himalayan ranges. It is famous for its 400-year-old monastery. This monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries to be found in India and is an important pilgrim center for the followers of Buddhism.
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Bhalukpong in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Spread across an area of 862 sq km, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary inhabits Bengal tiger and the great pied hornbill and some endangered birds such as white winged wood duck. Dark deep green forests and little rivulets dominate the sanctuary. Other animals found here are elephants, gaurs, sambhar, binturong, leopard, peacock pheasant and Kalij pheasant.
Arunachal has the largest range of orchids in India. There is an Orchidarium at Tipi near the banks of the Bharali River in the West Kameng District, west of Tawang district. It shelters 500 or more varieties of orchids which grow abundantly in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh. In the Orchid research centre, scientists create new hybrid varieties of orchids using the latest techniques of biotechnology. This place is also ideal for rafter and anglers.
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park lies southeast of Bhalukpong. Recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Kaziranga National Park was established in 1940. One of the most visited wildlife reserves of India, Kaziranga figures quite often on the itinerary of discerning tourists from all over the world. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the last creatures of the prehistoric age, the one horned rhinoceros.