(Last Updated on : 09/04/2014)
Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the southern tip of the Indian state Mizoram
, in Saiha district
, at a distance of about 378 kilometres from Aizwal
. Spanning over an area of 15.50 square kilometres, the forest exhibits pristine beauty amid the lush greenery and cool ambience. Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is within the Palak Lake Reserve Forest and also hosts the Palak Lake which is the biggest lake of the state. The beautiful oval shaped lake encompasses an area of about 1000 square meters. It can be easily reached from Saiha town, which provides comfortable accommodation facilities at tourist lodges.
Features of Palak Wildlife Sanctuary
Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its captivating natural beauty adorned with towering hills and soaring silver clouds. During monsoons, the thundering and heavy rain renders it a mesmerizing visage. Another delightful sight is created by the clouds gliding over the hills and the valleys. Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to a vast variety of mammalian life including Leopards
, Big Cats such as Tigers, Elephant
and many others. It also hosts some of the most beautiful species of birds and a huge populace of insects, amphibians and reptiles. Palak Lake in the sanctuary hosts numerous gorgeous fishes. The natural splendour of the forest is further enhanced by the plethora of flowering plants. It is also the home to a number of medicinal plants
Tourism in Palak Wildlife Sanctuary
Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is a virgin forest and is regarded to be a precious ecosystem gifted with a rich biodiversity. Apart from cherishing the enthralling yet serene forest ambience, other major attractions of Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is the Palak Lake, the vivacious wildlife dwelling in the sanctuary and a variety of vibrant Orchids
. The areas surrounding the Palak Lake have been developed as alluring tourist spot with a resort and a number of water sports facilities.
Palak Wildlife Sanctuary forms one of the most alluring tourist spots in India. It has a good accessibility through railways, airways and roadways. The nearest major airport is at Shillong
which is connected to all the important Indian cities. Silchar
is the nearest railway station while National Highway 54 connects Aizwal with the rest of the country through Silchar.