Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh: A bird lover’s dream come true

The hustle and bustle of the city is left behind as one enters Arunachal Pradesh. As you drive along towards Dirang, the air gets fresher, the scenery turns pristine green and mesmerizing, and the sound of birds and the river is all you can hear at times. But the best is yet to come. Most people are unprepared for what awaits them — emerald-green, deep, dense mysterious forests and mountains abound with flora and fauna. Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, is one of the most beautiful places you could ever visit.

A must-visit destination for avid birdwatchers, Eaglenest is also the perfect getaway for anyone looking for an adventurous break. Five hundred bird species including cormorants, herons, hawks, eagles, flycatchers and finches are to be seen here! No wonder it is one of the best birding sites in the world for photographers as well as researchers. Be sure to take along a bird book as you are sure to come across many feathered friends you won’t recognize like the nuthatch, the red-headed trogron and the wren babblers.

And birds are not all that you can see. Untouched and protected from the savagery of development, animals such as porcupines, giant flying squirrels, the Red Panda, slow loris, barking deer, leopards and Asian elephants thrive here at Eaglenest.

For those who love vibrant wildlife, majestic mountains and mysterious forests, Eaglenest will not disappoint. Known as one of the best-kept Himalayan secrets, this tourist destination with its glorious sunrises and sunsets, clean air and magnificent beauty will change the way you look at the world.