The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is at a distance of 35 km from Agartala and the NH 44. Tripura Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 18.53 sq km and boasts of a rich collection of wildlife particularly of birds and primates. One can appreciate both in-situ and ex-situ conservation of flora and fauna at Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is the hot spot of bio-diversity with abundant stock of flora, fauna, birds, etc.There are 5 species of primates in this sanctuary. The crab eating Mongoose which was last sighted about 72 years ago in India has been discovered again in this sanctuary. The sanctuary has been planned as both a wildlife sanctuary and as an academic as well as research centre. The The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura has 456 plant species of monocotyledon and dicotyledon. Trees of Sal, Chamal, Garjan and Kanak exist predominantly.
There are about 150 species of birds in this sanctuary. During winter lots of migratory birds visit the sanctuary. It is absolutely thrilling to watch them. Wonderful habitat of Sepahijala attracts lot of migratory birds of which lesser whistling teal, white ibis, open billed stork is of prime importance.
Botanical garden, zoo, a boating facility in the lake and the various species of trees attract visiting tourists from all over. The landscape is lush green with stokepile of various vegetations. Agar (aggreria agglocha) (the state tree), Nageshwar ( Mesua ferrea- state flower), Dukul ( the green Imperial pegion-state bird) and groups of Spectacled langur ( Phary’s leaf monkey-State animal) can easily be sighted inside the sanctuary area.
Lake – There are quite a good number of lakes in this Sanctuary, which quenches thirst of wild animals. The “Abasarika” (Forest rest House) ‘Amrit Sagar” has boating facilities for the tourists. IT has pedal boats for couples, motorized boats and non-motorized boats for families. The lake is completely surrounded by natural forests and inhabits a variety of seasonal migratory and resident birds. The boat ghat is also equipped with life saving jackets and other related accessories.
Best time to Visit – Throughout the year. Winters witness abundant seasonal migratory birds and summers provide cool green effect to nature lovers.