Situated close to the India Myanmar border in the Pungro circle headquarter in Nagaland, Fakim Sanctuary with an area of 642 hectares is a must visit attraction on a wildlife tour to Nagaland. With hills, high ridges, deep gorges and narrow valleys; here one can see good variation in landscapes. Because of this variation in altitude, vegetation is equally varied. Eloped in green meadows, and vegetation, Fakim Sanctuary is home to rich fauna like Tiger, Slender, Loris, Panther, Himalayan bear, Jungle cat Barking deer, Hoolock gibbon etc. Not to be missed are good variety of bird species like Great Hornbill, Tragopan, Jungle Fowl, and Doves, which can be discovered during the winter season, November to February. Throughout the year, the region experiences heavy rainfall because of which forests are full of undergrowth. Due to which here one can find dozen species of ferns and orchids Bay flower, and cinnamon trees.
For comfortable stay near Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, one can book a stay at PWD Inspection Bunglow and Circuit House.
Best Time to Visit
October to March is the best time plan a wildlife holiday in Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach
A prominent wildlife destination in Nagaland, Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is connected with all the three modes of communication i.e. Air, Rail and Road.
By Airways: The nearest airport is in Dimapur. From DImapur, tourists can easily get buses, and taxis to reach Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
By Roadways: If planning a road trip to Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, tourists will have to first reach Kohima. From Kohima follow NH 39 to reach Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tourists can also avail taxis and buses from Guwahati to reach Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.
By Railways: Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary does not possess well-laid rail lines. Nearest railway station to Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is in Dimapur. From railway station, buses, and taxis are easily available to reach Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.