(Last Updated on : 19/04/2014)
Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary is credited amongst the first sanctuaries of the Indian state Mizoram
. It is located at a distance of about 101 kilometres from Aizawl
, the capital of Mizoram. It spreads over an area of 35.75 square kilometres and its altitude ranges from 400 to 1300 metres from sea level. It was notified as a sanctuary in the year 1978. Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a variety of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The place experiences a warm and pleasant climate throughout the year and the winters have moderate to chilly climate.
Flora of Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary
Flora of Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary mainly comprises Tropical Evergreen forest, Semi Evergreen forests and Scrub jungles. The species commonly found here include Gmelina arborea, Schima wallichi, Michelia champaca
and Canes. The forests of the sanctuary are quite unexplored and exhibit a unique variety of flora. Rippling rivulets, high cliffs, precipitous hills and natural salt lakes augment the natural splendour of the sanctuary.
Fauna of Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary
The forests of Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a vast variety of fauna such as Dark Rumped Swift, Hill Myna
, Common Patridges
, Jungle Fowl, Kallej Pheasant, Rhesus Macaque
Gibbon, Serow, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer
, Sambar, Leopard
, Tiger and many others. A number of unique and endangered species of wild animals are also the inhabitants of this sanctuary.
The best time to visit Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary is between October and March. Lengpui Airport is the nearest airport, situated at a distance of 43 kilometres from Aizawl. Silchar
is the nearest railway station. It can also be approached via road from Aizawl through Chhingchhip.
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