Rangapahar Reserve Forest is one of the famous tourist attractions in Dimapur, Nagaland. The place is known for its wildlife and there are various plants available that are relevant to medicines. Apart from that, you will also see a variety of bird species which attracts a lot of bird watchers to the forest. Various medicinal plants are preserved in the forest and are used for preparing medicines. You can find animals like bear, deer, chitals, wild goat and many more in the reserve forest. Aside from that, many endangered species are also preserved in the forest which are rarely seen elsewhere and are on the verge of extinction. The forest covers 49.4 acres of land and is a place for nature lovers.
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The reserve forest is a perfect destination to visit with family or kids and offers it varieties of flora and fauna to the nature lover tourists. One of the most interesting places to visit in the North East, this reserve forest has various attractive places nearby like Kachari ruins, Zoological Park, Triple Falls, Dzukou valley, Japfu peak, Veda peak, Langpangkong caves, Mokokchung village and many more are a part of Nagaland tourism.
Buses and auto rickshaws are easily available that would take you to the forest entrance from Dimapur city centre. The best option would to be to take private cars or taxis to reach the place faster.
Best Time to Visit
Rangapahar Reserve Forest can be visited throughout the year as the temperature fluctuation is not much in that area. You can enjoy the weather throughout the year except for monsoon when rains can spoil your plans in the forest.