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Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Aizawl

The Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of Kolasib in Mizoram. The sanctuary lies at a distance of about 130kms from Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram. The sanctuary covers a wide area of around 550sq.kms, which is very rich in natural vegetation cover. Summers here are very cool and winters are not so chilling.

The sanctuary is an ideal place for all those who want to enjoy the beauties of Mother Nature at its best. The place is quite hilly and is covered with thick forests. The sanctuary is full of hills, jungle streams, deep valleys, ripping rivulets, salt licks etc. 

Flora- The sanctuary abounds in natural vegetation cover and comprises of various rare species of plants & trees. Some of the common species of vegetation found here are Dipterocarpus turbinatus, Terminalia myriocarpa, Dipterocarpus marcocarpus, Psteropernum personatum, Michelia champaca, Aedinia caudifolia, Tonna ciliata, Artorocarpus chaplasha, Syzygium cumini, Sterculia vilosa and various other species of orchids & bamboos.

Fauna- The sanctuary is a home to various animals like Rhesus macaque, Assamese macaque, Giant squirrel, Pigtail macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Leaf monkey, Tiger, Indian Elephant, Himalayan black bear, Leopard, Barking deer, Porcupine, Gaur, Sloth bear, Wild boar and many more. One can also see various types of reptiles like Python, Monitor lizard, Hill Tortoise, King Cobra and many more.

Avifauna- Various types of birds are found here that includes both residential as well as migratory birds. Some of the common avifauna seen includes Great Indian hornbill, Emerald dove, Peacock pheasant, Malbar pied hornbill, Crested serpent eagle, Red jungle fowl etc.

Area : 550square.kilometers.
Height : 200m - 800m
Best Time to Visit : November to March.

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