Tripura is a northeastern State Of India known for its unparalleled natural beauty. The state has a rich cultural heritage, architectural splendour, and incredible nature. Filled with lush green hills, valleys, waterfalls, and districts, Tripura attracts many tourists. Tripura is also very rich in flora and fauna. The environment of Tripura is quite attractive for fauna. Hence there are many wildlife sanctuaries which are the habitat of many animals, birds, insects, and plant kingdoms. Apart from this, about two-thirds of the area is covered by forest, where various trees, orchids, birds, and wildlife are found. Today we will talk about the wildlife sanctuary of Tripura, which provides various attractions to tourists.
Wildlife sanctuary of Tripura
Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Panisagar, Tripura. It is home to a variety of wildlife species. It reflects the natural heritage of North East India, where some natural forest remains are still there. The inhabitants of this sanctuary are many species of wild animals, birds, primates, and reptiles. The flora found here includes herbs, aromatic plants, fruits, fodder, spices, horticultural plants, ornamental flowers, spices, and also orchids of great medicinal importance. Botanists, environmentalists, ecologists, and wildlife enthusiasts also like to spend a lot of time here. The climate of this region is humid in summer and pleasant in winter, so the time to visit here is throughout the year.
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary has spread over an area of 389.54 sq. km. This sanctuary is rich in many flora and fauna. The fauna found here include elephants, sambar, bison, barking deer, cypress, wild goat, and many other creatures. Apart from this, species of reptiles can also be seen in this sanctuary. There is a vast water reservoir where many birds reside.
Along with this, various migratory birds also visit this reservoir every year. Hence this place is also quite rich in birds. After coming here, tourists get a golden opportunity to see colourful migratory birds and resident birds. Many medicinal plants are also found here, which attract botanicals towards them.
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary is located 35 km away from Agartala, the capital of Tripura. Here you get to see the richness in the population of birds and primates. Although it is an excellent time to visit this wildlife sanctuary throughout the year, you can see migratory birds only in winter. Birds that visit here include migratory birds such as the low whistling teal, white ibis, and open billed stork. This sanctuary is vibrant in terms of flora. There are 456 plant species, and some of the fantastic and endangered flower species found here are Nageshwar (Mesua feria- state flower) and Agar (Aggaria agglocha). In addition, the main attractions here are the endangered species dukul (green royal pigeon-state bird) and the furry leaf monkey-the group of state animals. The primates species that live here are the rhesus macaque, pigtailed macaque, capped langur, spectacled langur, and slow lorry.
Trishna Wildlife is the richest of all the wildlife sanctuaries found in Tripura. It is spread over an area of 197.7 sq km. In this wildlife sanctuary, you can find four types of forests:
- Tropical semi-evergreen forests
- Eastern Himalayan lowland Bhanar Sal
- Moist mixed deciduous forest
- Savanna woodland
Here you can come across many plants like 230 species of trees, 400 herbs, 110 shrubs, and 150 climbers, etc. This place is also The Favourite Place For Children to take a travel tour. Education, awareness, entertainment, and entertainment programs are also organized in this sanctuary. Indian Gaur (Bison), Deer, Hooklock Gibbon, Golden Langur, Capped Langu, Pheasant are seen here as significant attractions of Trishna Wildlife. Some medicinal plant species are also found here, like Kurcha, Tulsi, Vasak, Sarpaganda, Rudraksha, Bel, Chirta, Kalamegh, etc. It is located in South Tripura, where you can visit anytime throughout the year.