The north-eastern state of Nagaland
has a total area of 16,579 sq km and most of its region is mountainous except the areas bordering Assam valley. About one-sixth of the state is under the cover of tropical and sub-tropical evergreen forests making it affluent in flora and fauna.
There are various forests in Nagaland like timber, bamboo, mahogany, etc which have many different species of animals like elephants, leopards, bears, monkeys, oxen, buffaloes, etc. Nagaland is known for two famous birds, the Great Indian Hornbill and the Blyth's Tragopan, which is a also the State Bird of Nagaland.
Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks in Nagaland
1) Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: The sanctuary is located close to the Nagaland-Myanmar Border
Best time to travel: November to February.
2) Itanki National Park and Sanctuary
Best Time to Travel: November to February.
Location: The Sanctuary is located at a distance of around 37 Km from Dimapur.
Last Updated on : 06 April 2013