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The Sepahijala Wildlife | Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary | Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary

The state receives an average rainfall of about 2100 mm per year and the temperature in summer is between 20 to 36 degree Celsius and in winter between 7 and 27 degree Celsius. It has an area of around 10,492 sq km and almost two-third of the area of the state is forested where different species of trees, orchids, birds and wildlife are found. There are four sanctuaries in the state namely, Rowa wildlife sanctuary, Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary, Trishna wildlife sanctuary and Gumti wildlife sanctuary. The crab-eating mongoose, which was last sighted about 72 years ago in India, can be seen at the Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary.

The Sepahijala Wildlife
The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is at a distance of 35 km from Agartala and the NH 44. Tripura Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 18.53 sq km and boasts of a rich collection of wildlife particularly of birds and primates. One can appreciate both in-situ and ex-situ conservation of flora and fauna at Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is the hot spot of bio-diversity with abundant stock of flora, fauna, birds, etc.

The Landscape
Botanical garden, zoo, a boating facility in the lake and the various species of trees attract visiting tourists from all over. The landscape is lush green with stokepile of various vegetations. Agar (aggreria agglocha) (the state tree), Nageshwar ( Mesua ferrea- state flower), Dukul ( the green Imperial pegion-state bird) and groups of Spectacled langur ( Phary’s leaf monkey-State animal) can easily be sighted inside the sanctuary area.

The Flora
The sanctuary is rich in flora. The The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura has 456 plant species of monocotyledon and dicotyledon. Trees of Sal, Chamal, Garjan and Kanak exist predominantly. The secondary species consist of Pichla, Kurcha, Awla, Bahera, Hargaja, Amlaki, Bamboos and grasses. Sanctuary has the 4489 cum per ha.of timber biomass. Sanctuary has abundant Rauwalfia serpentina and home to other endangered and endemic species.

The Fauna
There are 5 species of primates in this sanctuary. The crab eating Mongoose which was last sighted about 72 years ago in India has been discovered again in this sanctuary. The sanctuary has been planned as both a wildlife sanctuary and as an academic as well as research cenTigertre.

Presbytis, or spectacled langur, an endemic species of Tripura is abundant here. Tropical moist deciduous Forest of Sepahijala harbors five different species of primates like Rhesus macaque, Pigtailed macaque, Capped langur, Spectacled langur, slow lories and a lot of many other wild animals. One can easily come across these wild animals in the forest of Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. At one time the sanctuary was marked for varieties of wild animals including leopard, clouded leopard, jungle fowl, and civets, barking deer, wild pig.

The Birds
There are about 150 species of birds in this sanctuary. During winter lots of migratory birds visit the sanctuary. It is absolutely thrilling to watch them. Wonderful habitat of Sepahijala attracts lot of migratory birds of which lesser whistling teal, white ibis, open billed stork is of prime importance.

Sepahijala is a small wildlife sanctuary located about 25 km from Agartala. This is the only sanctuary of the state, covering an area of 18.53 sq. km. More than 150 species of residential birds, migratory birds are found here. There is also a lake inside the sanctuary spread over an area of 3 sq. km. Boating facilities into the lake is available for tourist.

This sanctuary is also a beautiful picnic spot. The added attraction for tourist are, an orchid garden, botanical garden, zoo, elephant joy-riding and boating in the lake. There is also a toy train having running track of 1.5 km.


Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the north of the district, can be approached from Panisagar and is adjacent to the National Highway. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is a small wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 85'85 hectares and it is one of the few remains of the natural forests left. This sanctuary is easily accessible to the tourists from all around. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary provides plenty of scope for study by the botanists, ecologists, environmentalist and students of wildlife system.

The Ecosystem of the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tripura Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary houses more than 150 species of birds, wild beasts and primates. The sanctuary with bountiful of forest reserves, including both botanical and zoological is worth a visit. It is the most ideal destination for the tourists, who are more inclined towards eco-tourism. The forest is rich with a large number of economic plants such as medicinal & aromatic, treat fodders, fruit producing trees, oil-seed producing trees, spices & orchids and other ornamental plants.

Best time to Travel : Through out the year.
Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid, pleasant in winters.
Location : The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is located in the northern district of Tripura, India.


Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is the second sanctuary of the South Tripura district located in the south-east corner of the state. Its area is 389.54 km. Close to the sanctuary, there is a vast water reservoir covering almost 300 sq km of an area. This water reservoir attracts several resident and migratory water birds. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura has Elephants, Bison, Sambar, Barking deer, Wild goat or Sarow apart from many other animals and reptiles. This is a very ideal destination for the tourists interested in eco-tourism. The sanctuary boasts of a rich flora and fauna. One can find numerous medical and therapeutical botanical species in abundance in the surroundings of the sanctuary.

Best time to Travel : Through out the year.
Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid, pleasant in winters.
Location : Located in the south eastern corner of Tripura in India.


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