Sipahijala Wildlife sanctuary
 

 

Sipahijala Wildlife sanctuary

Sipahijala Wildlife sanctuary is located 24 km from Agartala. The vast Colony of residential and migratory birds makes Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary a lively attraction for Bird-watchers. It covers an area of 18.53 sq.km.In addition to this, its orchid garden and Botanical garden unfailingly lure the visitors who come to enjoy a spin around the lake in boat .It’s ideally locally to soak in spectacular views of the coffee and rubber plantations.  Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Tripura, India of some 18.53 square kilometres (7.15 sq mi), about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the city centre, located in Bishalgarh. It is a woodland with an artificial lake and natural botanical and zoological gardens. It is famous for its clouded leopard enclosures.

The sanctuary contains a variety of birds, primates, and other animals. The terrain is green throughout the year and the weather is temperate except for the two humid summer months of March and April. It gives shelter to about 150 species of birds and the unique bespectacled monkey, Phayre's langur. The primate section consists of four species (rhesus macaque, pig-tailed macaque, capped langur and spectacled langur). The crab-eating mongoose (last sighted in the 1930s) has been resuscitated. The sanctuary has been developed both as a wildlife sanctuary and as an academic and research centre. About 150 species of birds live in the sanctuary, and migratory birds visit in winter. Initiated in 1972 the sanctuary has five sections: carnivores, primates, ungulates, reptiles and aviary. There are several lakes; the Abasarika and Amrit Sagar lakes have boating facilities.There is accommodation at a forest dak bungalow, called Abasarika, near the botanical garden, zoo and boating lake.

 

 

 


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