Blue hills teeming with flora, and fauna and that too in complete isolation makes Nagaland one of the best destinations in India for wildlife lovers. Alluring, and attractive, there might be limited wildlife reserves in Nagaland but they unique fauna, hard to find anywhere else in India. When it comes to flora, worth noticing are 350 species of wild orchids that are grown here every year. Amongst all the wildlife reserves of Nagaland, the most prominent one is Ntangki National Park or Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over 202.02 sq km, Ntangki National Park is home to species like Hoolock Gibbon, Palm Civets, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs, Golden Langur, Tiger, Python, Flying Squirrel, and Monitor Lizard. It is also an amazing place to go for birdwatching. Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary too is known for birdwatching tours. Adjacent to the two renowned peaks Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak of Nagaland, this high hill sanctuary is home rare and endangered Blyth’s Tragopan, a globally threatened bird and Dark-Rumped Swift. When it comes to birdwatching, Ghosu Bird Sanctuary should be included in the Nagaland wildlife itinerary too. Eight kilometers from Zunheboto district, Ghosu Bird Sanctuary is home to varied species like Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Spot-breasted Scimitar, Rufescent Prinia, and Slaty-bellied Tesia. Next to Ghosu Bird Sanctuary are Aizuto Forests, which is an amazing place to go for birdwatching too. Another attractive wildlife tourism place that one must include on a wildlife tour in Nagaland will be Fakim Sanctuary, situated on the India-Myanmar border. Filled with meandering brooks, and narrow valleys, it is home to endangered species like tiger, slender, loris, panther, Himalayan bear, jungle cat barking deer, and hoolock gibbon. Attractive, uncharted, and mystic, these wildlife reserves are a must visit in Nagaland. Make a point to include Nagaland Zoological Park in Dimapur a part of wildlife holiday too. A part of the Rangapahar Forest Reserve, it houses different varieties of Deers including Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer and Barking Deer to name a few.
Apart from deers you can catch a glimpse of chitals, wild goat, bear and many other animals in the reserve. Next to the zoo there's a herbal garden that is known to have several medicinal plants. If you're too looking for an offbeat holiday in Nagaland then do get in touch with the travel experts of Tour My India.
|Name||Total Area(km²)||Location||Species Found Here|
|Ntangki National Park||6.4||Peren district||hoolock gibbon, golden langur, hornbill, palm civets, black stork, tiger, white-breasted kingfisher, monitor lizard, python and sloth bear|
|Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary||4.7||Kiphire district||Slender Loris, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Sambar, Bison, Himalayan Bear, Jungle Cat, Panther|
|Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary||9.23||Catchment area of Kohima Town. Dzuku valley (10000 ha) and Japfu peak||Blyth’s Tragopan (Tragopan blythii) and Dark Rumped Swift (Apus acuticauda)|
|Rangapahar Reserve Forest||Deer, Bear, Chitals, Wild Goat|