Places of Interest

Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Arunachal Pradesh as a whole contains 40% of the floral and faunal species in India. The Ziro valley has a good share of this biodiversity. 30 kilometres from the town of Ziro is the sanctuary.

At the altitude of 2400 metres, Talley is a plateau with dense forest of silver fir trees, pine clad plateau of beautiful grandeur, and a vast wasteland. The area has some of the most important endangered species including the clouded leopard.

Talle camp is 30 km from Ziro, the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. The gateway to the sanctuary is the Pange Camp which is 7 km from Manpolyang.

In a significant development, the State Wildlife Advisory Board, in its meeting on 4 December 2010, approved the creation of a new Talle Wildlife Sanctuary Division to be headquartered at Manipolyang. Till now, the sanctuary was manned by a Range Officer with few field staff in Pange.


At kardo forest a miraculous Shiva Lingam of Sidheshwar Nath Temple can be seen also the image of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha with trunk turning leftward. it is also said that the goddess of water, the Ganga lives with Lord Shiva. Therefore, the constant flow of water from the base of the Lingam can be seen clearly. The Shivalinga is 25 feet tall which makes it hte tallest natural Shiva linga in the world. it is about 4 km away from Hapoli town via sibey village.

Tarin Fish Farm

About 3.5 km from hapoli town, one can see beautiful high altitude fish farm where breeding of high altitude fishes is done. the fingerling are sold during paddy cultivation season. the farm is taken care by District Fishery Development officer, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Orchids and Flowers

Ziro is famous for rare orchids and other flowers like Rhododebdron arboreum (Sanji Apu), Hedychiumellipticum (Pappi Apu), Hedychiumdensiflorum etc. The climate of the area is congenial for cultivation of orchids and varieties of flowers. At present one local entrepreneur has developed an Orchid farm in which large variety of rare and exotic orchids are cultivated for sale and research purpose.

Tahi Lampw

A mysterious stone cave located at Paki Halyang, village Reru, said to be the lone refuge for laprosy affected persons of that time.

Tiru Dipeh

The historic metal spade at Pamun Agyan of Namie Tage, village Mudang Tage said to have been dug out during performance of ceremonial rites called Pamun Khonun. It is the oldest metal spade existing in the Apatani Valley.

Siikhe Lake

Siikhe Lake the first artificial lake of Arunachal Pradesh, situated in Ziro valley 2.5 km from hapoli town. It is a Water Conservation Project Scheme of the  government of Arunachal Pradesh converted to man-made lake.