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Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Bishalgarh, Tripura
Nearest city

25 km from Agartala

30 km from Melaghar
Coordinates
Area 18.05 square km [1]
http://www.tripuratourism.nic.in/psepahijala.htm

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. [2]It is a woodland with an artificial lake and natural botanical and zoological gardens. It is famous for its captive Clouded Leopard enclosures. The sanctuary contains a variety of birds and 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 5 species (Rhesus, macaque, Pigtailed 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 sectionsL carnivores, primates, ungulates, reptiles, and aviary. There are several lakes; the Abasarika and Amrit Sagar lakes have boating facilities.[3]

There is accommodation at a forest dak bungalow, called Abasarika, near the botanical garden, zoo, and boating lake.

References

  1. ^ mustseeindia.com/Agartala-Sepahijala-Wildlife-Sanctuary/attraction/13646
  2. ^ tripurainfo
  3. ^ http://www.mustseeindia.com/Agartala-Sepahijala-Wildlife-Sanctuary/attraction/13646

External links

  • Tripura
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