(Last Updated on : 05-10-2019)
Two-thirds 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.
Rowa wildlife sanctuary is situated in the north of the district. It is a small wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 85'85 hectares. This sanctuary is easily accessible to the tourists from all around the world.
The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura has 456 plant species of monocotyledon and dicotyledonous plants. 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 abundant Rauwalfia serpentina and home to other endangered and endemic species. There are 5 species of primates in this sanctuary. The crab eating Mongoose, which was last, sighted before 72 years ago in India has been discovered again in this sanctuary. There are about 150 species of birds in this sanctuary. During winter a large number of migratory birds visit the sanctuary. There are more than 150 species of residential birds and migratory birds are found here. This sanctuary is also a beautiful picnic spot.
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is the second sanctuary of the South Tripura district located. There is a vast water reservoir covering almost 300 sq km of an area. This water reservoir attracts many migratory water birds. This Sanctuary has Elephants, Bison, Barking deer, Wild goat apart from many other animals and reptiles. This is an ideal destination for tourists interested in eco-tourism. There are numerous medical and therapeutical botanical species in abundance in the surroundings of the sanctuary.