Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Nagaland, the north eastern state of India.
Best Time to Travel
: November to February.
Situated shut to the Myanmar (Burma) border in the north eastern state of Nagaland in India.
Know the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagaland
Nagaland boasts of its loaded flora & fauna. Each of the sanctuary in Nagaland is different than the other in terms of variety and scenic loveliness. The Fakim Sanctuary in Nagaland is close to the Myanmar border. The sanctuary lies in the Pungro circle headquarter in Nagaland. The Nagaland Fakim Sanctuary is spread over an area of 642 ha. The Fakim Sanctuary receives high rainfall and is home to numerous flora & fauna. The sanctuary houses some of the rare species of flora & fauna, found elsewhere.
Circuit House and PWD Inspection Bunglow are available for the tourists in Nagaland.
Sightseeing in the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Physiographically, the area is covered with hills, high ridges deep gorges and narrow valleys. Because of this variation, in altitude, vegetation of this district is equally varied and variegated. Forest of the district is tropical to sub-tropical. Important trees found in the district are, Bonsum, Bogipoma, Khasi Pine, Oaks, Amari, Gamari, Hollock, Nahor, Uriam, Alder, Kachnar, Sasi, etc. Because of weighty rainfall in these areas the forests are full of undergrowth shrubs. More than dozen species of ferns and numerous species of gardens are found in this district. Rhododendrons are found flowering pleasantly in March- April.Various variety of canes bamboos are also found in abundance. Trees of Dalchini and Tejpata are found scattered in the area.
The Fakim Sanctuary is fairly rich in its variety of fauna. Some important animals found in the district are; Tiger, Hoolock gibbons, Panther, Jungle Cat, Himalayan Bear, Bison, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Slender Loris etc. Indian Horn Bill, Tragopan Pheasant, Grey Pheasant, Jungle Fowl, Green Pigeon, Doves etc are significant birds found in the district.
Journey to Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Air : Kohima, the state capital is connected to Guwahati (Assam) by the NH 39. One can easily reach the sanctuary from Kohima by road.
Rail : Nagaland does not possess well laid rail lines. As the rail lines do not join all of Nagaland, one can only get to the sanctuary by road. The closest railway station from the Fakim Sanctuary is located at Dimapur in Nagaland.
Road : NH 39 links Nagaland to Guwahati by road. Once in Kohima, one can simply reach the sanctuary by bus or taxi.