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Mizoram Wildlife Sanctuaries



Mizoram wildlife sanctuaries cover the wooded slopes of the mountainous regions of the state. The wildlife sanctuaries of Mizoram preserve the variegated and rare species of plants and animals that make the forest their home.

The Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 130 kilometers from the capital city of Aizwal and is easily accessible from the city. The hilly slopes are the home to a wide variety of orchids. The people who reside in the hilly terrain lead a simplistic yet spirited lifestyle and enjoy music and dance that is a part of the hilly life. The tourists may lodge in the Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary Government Tourist Lodge and Traveler's Inn which provides comfortable and spacious accommodation. The Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School is also located in the wildlife sanctuary. The school trains the soldiers of various countries on the art of guerrilla and jungle warfare.

The Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the border region of India and Bangladesh. The sanctuary covers a total area of 110 square kilometers and spreads over the altitude of 200 meters to 1200 meters. The forested area is supervised by the DFO Chhimtuipui Forest Division who has appointed 5 beat officers and a Forest Range Officer for the proper administration of the region. The deep interiors of the forest are home to a number of wild animals like the tigers, sambars, barking deer and the clouded leopard. Birds like the flower-peckers, pen-pheasants, sun-birds and the tragopans nest in the Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Mizoram.

Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary

The Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 130 kilometers from the capital city of Aizwal. The sanctuary is reputed for the variegated growth of orchids that the tourists may gather as souvenirs. The region is sparsely populated with people living a simple lifestyle. The hospitality and spirit of the people of the sanctuary coupled with the natural beauty lures the tourists to visit the region.

The vast tracts of land in the region are covered with thick green forests. The wooded region has been declared a sanctuary and the rare variety of trees that grow in the region are well protected by the government. The chief feature of the forest is the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School that is situated in the sanctuary itself. The school trains the soldiers from different countries in guerrilla and jungle warfare. The Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School was established in the year 1970 and has since then aided the different countries in countering the anti terrorist acts by training the soldiers. The natural setting of the Mizoram wildlife sanctuary is suitable for the training of the soldiers.

Accommodation in the Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary of Mizoram is available in the Government Tourist Lodge and Traveler's Inn. The sanctuary is well connected to the capital city by roadways. The Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary in Mizoram is a quiet and ideal retreat for the nature loving tourists. The most convenient time to visit the sanctuary is in the months of November and March. The rainy season must be avoided by the tourist as the forest is heavily drained by the seasonal showers in the rainy season.

Ngengpui Sanctuary

The Ngengpui Sanctuary is situated in the border region of the state of Mizoram. The sanctuary covers an area of 110 square kilometers and ranges over a wide extent covering the altitude from 200 meters to 1200 meters above sea level. The sanctuary is rich in floral growth and is also home to a large number and variety of mammals, birds and arboreal animals. The tourists may easily travel to the sanctuary which is well connected by bus routes to the capital city of Aizwal.

The Ngengpui Sanctuary in Mizoram is rich in the variegated growth of flora and fauna. The sanctuary preserves the rare species of plants and animals that make the sanctuary their home. The sanctuary is wooded by bamboo trees that grow in abundance in the forest region. The deep interiors of the forest is home to a number of wild animals like the clouded leopard, tiger, elephant, gaur, wild boar, barking deer, sambar, rhesus macaque, common langur and leaf monkey. Rare varieties of colorful birds also nest in the sanctuary. The birds comprise of flower-peckers, sun-birds, hombills, tragopans, pen-pheasants and the birds of the thrush family.

The management of the Ngengpui Sanctuary of Mizoram is supervised by the DFO Chhimtuipui Forest Division. The appointed officers of the sanctuary are the 5 Beat officers and the Range Officer who have their office headquarters at Ngengpui. The sanctuary is bordered on all sides by seven villages. Ngengpui Sanctuary is one of the most important of the Mizoram wildlife sanctuaries that is frequently visited by the tourists.



Last Updated on : 27/06/2013