Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary - Tourist Places of Tripura

About Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

It is a wildlife sanctuary spanning an area of 18.53 square kilometres located in Bishalgarh in Tripura. It is a woodland with an artificial lake and a zoo and natural botanical gardens inside it. It has been developed both as a wildlife sanctuary and an academic and research center. Established in 1972 as a biosphere reserve to conserve the depleting nature, it was turned into a sanctuary in the early 1987. It has mainly five sections:  carnivores, primates, ungulates, reptiles, and aviary (birds).

How to reach

By Road : This sanctuary is about 35 kms from Agartala. Agartala is well connected by road with all parts of the country. 
By Rail : Kumarghat is the nearest railway station, 140 kms away from Agartala.  
By Air : The nearest airport is Agartala which is well connected by other parts of the country.

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  • When to visit
  • Throughout the year, but migratory birds can be spotted only in winters.

  • What to Eat
  • there are small shops and eateries around the sanctuary that offer street food, Chinese and local cuisines.

  • Attractions
  • The major attractions of this place are : 
    - The Clouded leopard national park that is inside this sanctuary which was established in 2007 and has an area of about 5.08 square kms.
    - Amrit Sagar Lake which has boating facilities.
    - Botanical Garden which has about 60 species of medicinal plants and other exotic flora.
    - Toy Train which gives an overall tour of the sanctuary to the visitors.
    - Endangered flowers like Nageshwar and Agar and 456 plant species are found here.
    - The rare Spectacled Langur and nearly extinct crab-eating mongoose can be spotted here. 
    - Nature Interpretation Centre for botanists, zoologists and researchers.

  • Activities
  • Boating in the lakes of the sanctuary, picnic in the spots around the sanctuary, photography(with permission), watching migratory birds like white ibis, whistling teal and open billed stork in winters.

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