(Last Updated on : 10/07/2014)
Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the northeast Indian state of Tripura
, is a scenic woodland, adorned with beautiful artificial lakes. Natural botanical as well as zoological gardens are there in the sanctuary. A vast variety of birds, primates and other faunal species are the inhabitants of the sanctuary. It encompasses an area of about 18.53 square kilometres. Lush greenery embellishes the terrains of Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary all round the year. The region enjoys temperate weather throughout the year however during summer in the months of March and April the weather is quite humid. The sanctuary has been established in the year 1972. It has been categorized into five sections namely primates, carnivores, ungulates, reptiles and aviary.
Fauna of Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary
Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to around 150 species of birds. The unique bespectacled monkey called Phayre's Langur
is a major attraction of the sanctuary. Five species of primates have been recorded here including Spectacled Langur, Capped langur, Pigtailed Macaque
, Macaque and Rhesus. Rare faunal specie called Crab-Eating Mongoose
has also been revived in this forest. Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary has been established with the dual aim of creating a wildlife sanctuary as well as academic research centre. During winters, the sanctuary welcomes a number of migratory birds which arrive from distant countries.
Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a number of lakes. Amongst all Amrit Sagar and Abasarika lakes provides boating facilities. A forest bungalow provides comfortable accommodation to the tourists which is situated near the zoo and the botanical garden.
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