One of the main attractions of the center is the orchid glass house. This is made up of fiberglass roof, desplay 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.
Tipi Orchid Research Centre houses a large number of species of orchids, and thus is seen as an important tourist destination in the district. It expands over an area of 10 hectares of land comprising of, orchidarium, tissue culture lab, museum, herbarium, garden and office buildings. One of the main attractions of the center is its orchid glass house, which has a display gallery, a central pond with fountain and about 1000 species of orchids in pots and hanging baskets. About 10,000 orchid plants belonging to various genera and species are cultivated in four distinct species houses that also ensures ex-situ conservation.
Cab on hire can be availed for here from Bhalukpong, which is about 6 kms from here.
Things to Do:
Witness various species of orchids. Apart from this, rafting in the Kameng River and visiting the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary are also some good options.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Tipi is between Octobera and February when the daytime temperature remains as low as 20 degree celsius.