Location : Nagaland is situated on the extreme Northeast region on the border of Myanmar in East, Assam in West and some part of Manipur in South. The state offers incomparable culture and tradition enriched in heritage. Nagaland is stretched over 16, 570 sq.km, in which 6.32% of whole north-east and approx. 0.5% total area of India. It became the 16th State on 1st Dec, 1963 in the Indian Union Territory. At present the state is divided in 11 districts, whereas Kohima is the capital of the country located 1444.12m above sea level.
The inhabitants of Nagaland are commonly named as Nagas and are comprised with 16 tribes such as Zeliang, Lotha, Konyak, Phom, Pochury, Sangtam, Rengma, and many more sub-tribes. The total population according to 2001 census is 19, 88,636 and 120 persons. The economy of Nagaland is grounded on Agriculture. The total land of state is 52% covered with dense forests and hence is popular for Wildlife sanctuary. Let’s quickly get merged with the overview on the Wildlife of Nagaland.
Intanki National Park :
The Intanki National Park is an impressive location for visiting the wildlife sanctuary. It is located 37Km of distance from Dimapur. The forest sanctuary is under Forest department, as there are variety of animals and rare species are been observed. It is varied in huge collection of flora that becomes one of the major attractions for the tourists. The area is densely shrouded with hills and mountains. The thick blanket of flora has covered the land with exotic and various species rarely found in other parts of India. The wildlife of Intanki National Park includes Wild Dog, Sambar, Goral, Elephant, Tiger, Mithun, Sloth Bear, flying Squirrel, Kaleej, Black Stor and Hornbil. Besides there you get pleasure for adventurous sports such as trekking, hiking and sightseeing that push you towards the Mother Nature.
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary :
The flora and fauna of Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary will definitely amaze you with its scenic beauty. The Wildlife Sanctuary is closely located to the Myanmar border. The place has got gorges, ravines, hills and ridges that offer excellent picturesque. It is also rich in varied vegetation. The tropical forests such as Kachnar, Bonsum, Oaks, Pine, Gamari, Amari, Bogipoma, Alder, Sasi and Hollock are ordinary trees seen in the sanctuary. The forest of Fakim is also rich in the growth of shrubs. The Dalchini and Tejpata trees are also observed in the forests. The common animals such as Hoolock, Barking Deer, Tiger, Barking Deer, Slender Loris, Gibbons, Himalayan bear, Panther and Sambar are observed. The common birds like Horn Bill, Doves, Grey Pheasant, Tragopan Pheasant, Green Pigeon and Jungle Fowl are found.
Ghosu Bird Sanctuary :
The Ghosu Bird Sanctuary is positioned 8km in the south-west part of Zunheboto, Nagaland. The main attraction of the sanctuary is the endangered 20 species of birds including different migratory birds are sometimes observed.
Accodomation to Visit Sanctuaries :
The nearest airways to reach the sanctuary are Dimapur, from where taxi and bus are easily accessible. Again, Dimapur is the closest railway station from where private taxi and buses are available. If you love to travel via roadways, then hiring private vehicles is best. Traveling through the mountains path offers exquisite natural beauty of the land.