Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary

Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary a home for migratory aquatic birds

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-06-02

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The Gumti Sanctuary is one of the wildlife sanctuaries in the northeastern state of Tripura in India located at the south-east corner of the state in the south Tripura district. The Gumti wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 389.54 square kilometres. The sanctuary has virgin forests and is catchment areas of Gumti & Khowai Rivers. This huge water body attracts many resident and migratory waterbirds from far off places. A very large variety of birds including winter visitors are found in the Gumti hydel reservoir. The Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is home for many wild animals like elephants, bison, Sambar and many other animals and reptiles. From Ambassa and Gandacherra the Gumti Wildlife sanctuary is easily approachable. The distance from Gumti wildlife sanctuary to Gandacherra is almost two hours drive which is approximately 53 kilometres. A high concentration of primate species is noticeable in this sanctuary. Of them the Hoolock gibbon, slow loris, the capped langur, and phayres langur are endangered. It is also home to elephants, leopards, barking deer, wild dog, and wild pig etc. amongst mammals. Adjoining to the wildlife sanctuary there is a vast water reservoir of approximately 300 square kilometres. The lake not only presents a breathtaking spectacle that accentuates the virgin natural beauty of the surroundings, but it is also haunted by several species of domestic as well as migratory aquatic birds that seek refuge in the waters during the chilly European winters. The sanctuary is also home to a vast and diversified flora and fauna. Reptiles are also found aplenty in the reserve. The distance from Agartala the capital city of Tripura is almost 100 kilometres away and the nearest railway station to Gandacherra is Maharaja Bir Bikram airport of Agartala from the airport one needs to take a car or any other mode of transportation to reach the destination. The nearest railway stations are Kumarghat and Dharama Nagar railway stations. Since Agartala is well connected by road so one can travel by bus, private taxis, bus services etc.


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