Tippi Orchid Research Centre
The centre is located at Tippi in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, about 65 km away from Tezpur ( Assam) towards Bomdila (the district headquarter of West Kameng). It is situated on the west bank of Kameng river surrounded by high hills covered with semi ever green tropical rain forest vegetation. It stretches over an area of 10 hectares of flat land comprising of office buildings, orchidaria, tissue culture lab., Museum, herbarium and garden.
One of the main attractions of the center is the orchid glass house. This is made up of fiberglass roof, display gallery around and a central pond with fountain. It was inaugurated by Shri B.K. Nehru on 26.12.1972. The house accommodates about 1000 exotic orchids displayed in pots, hanging baskets etc. Curious and attractive blooms of the species and hybrids of Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium, Cattleya and Vanda groups are a feast to the eyes of visiting tourists.
How to Reach :
Nearest Airport - Tezpur/Guwahati
Nearest Railway Station - Bhalukpong/Tezpur/Guwahati
West kameng is well connected by road with the neighboring towns of Assam. Daily Bus service are available from Bomdila to Tezpur, Guwahati and Itanagar. Cabs or Taxis can also be availed.