Mouling National Park is situated in
Arunachal Pradesh. It ranges from Upper Siang
district to parts of East Siang and West Siang
district. The total area coverage of the park is
approximately 281 sq km.
About the park
The area was deemed a national park in the year 1986. The surrounding regions of the park are inhabited by Adis and Idu Mishimis. The park derives its name from the close-by mountain peak which is known as Mouling peak. Mouling in Adi means red blood or red poison, which actually is referred to red latex that is obtained from some special tree species that are available locally in the forest area. The park is situated between 400 meters to over 3000 metres altitude.
The important fauna species of the park are red panda, hog deer, tiger, wild buffalo, panther, barking deer, elephant, python, sambar, goral and clouded bear. The park is quite renowned for its three varieties of goat antelopes - coral, serow and takin.
Tropical forests are found at the lower elevations of the area and moist-temperate forest at the higher altitude. The prominent flora species here include Betula, cythea, Magnolea, calamus, Griffithia, Griffithia, etc.
How to reach there
Roing is the prime entry point to the Upper Dibang Valley District. It is well connected to Tinsukia and Dibrugarh in Assam. The closest airport and the bus stand are at Yingkiong, which is about 30 km away from the park. The nearby railhead is at Murkongselek. Visitors can hire a jeep, taxi or bus from these places to reach the park.
The circuit house at Jengging offers quality accommodation facility to the visitors. One can also opt for the inspection bungalow and the circuit house at Yingkiong for lodging. Prior booking is required for lodging in all these places. The tourists can also participate in activities like hiking, angling and trekking that are offered in the park.
Mouling National Park, Jengging, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh - 791102, India.
Phone: 094 36 639212
Ideal time to visit: October to April