At a distance of 20 km from Gangtok SNT Bus Station, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim in India. It is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Sikkim and among the best Gangtok Tourist Places.
At an altitude ranging between 1524 to 2749 m, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1984. It spreads over an area of about 52 sq. km above the road between Singtam and Dikchu. Recognized as an extension of Khangchendzonga National Park, the sanctuary comprises few small hamlets including Dikchu, Pangthang, and Mangan. It is maintained by the State Forest Department of Sikkim.
The Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary houses a variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is very rich in natural vegetation and comprises of various dense forests of katus, oak, champ, kimbu, ferns and bamboo. One can also find here various numbers of rhododendrons, mosses, orchids and lycopodium. Due to varied type of landscape, the sanctuary makes an appropriate place for several species of birds and butterflies. Some of the commonly sighted birds in the forest include Black Eagle, Maroon Oriole, Yellow billed Blue Magpie, Satyr Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Owl, Green Pigeon, Collared Broadbill, Nepal Tree Creeper, Titmice, Brown Wood Owl etc. The sanctuary is also rich in animals like red panda, barking deer, yellow-throated marten, and Himalayan brown bear.
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Wildlife | Waterfall
At a distance of 31 km of Gangtok, Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary situated around the area adjoining the Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok. Along the Nathula Road, it is one of the best places to experience Gangtok Tourism.
Established in 1977, the sanctuary covers an area of 31 sq. km. The sanctuary extends from the 15 mile police check post up to the ridges bordering the famous Rong Chu and Tsomgo Lakes. Situated at an altitude ranging from 3,292 m to 4,116 m, the sanctuary boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is also the perfect place for trekking tours. The views of Khangchendzonga peak are awesome from the sanctuary. Since it is situated close to India-China border at Nathu La, the place is well conserved by the Indian Army.
The sanctuary is very rich in natural vegetation which comprises of various rare species of plants and trees that are hard to find somewhere else. Some of the common species of vegetation seen here are tall juniper, rhododendron, silver fir, orchid, primulas, gentians, wild strawberries, rare panax, irises etc. The sanctuary also has various species of medicinal plants like Nilo Bikh, Kutki, Jatamasi, etc. The lower altitudes are dense with bamboos, which is home to red Panda and other wild animals.
Besides flora, the sanctuary houses plenty of animals. Some of the species of animals that are found in this sanctuary include Serow, Musk Deer, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, Blood Pheasant, Leopard, Lesser Cats ...
At a distance of 19 km from Namchi, Kitam Bird Sanctuary is a protected sanctuary located at Kitam near Namchi, Sikkim. Situated between Namchi and Melli, it is recognized as one of the most prominent bird sanctuaries in Sikkim and one of the best places to experience Namchi Tourism.
Lies between 1200 feet and 3200 feet above sea level, Kitam Bird Sanctuary occupy an area of more than 6 square kilometers within thick vegetation of shrubs and sal, pine forests. This sanctuary has two rivers namely, River Rangit and Manpur River. Sumbuk and Kitam are the two villages located in the sanctuary. Tumbol Schor, the highest point of Kitam Bird Sanctuary, offers great panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Kitam Bird Sanctuary is heaven for bird lovers and attracts domestic and international tourists around the year for birding. Kitam is the only low altitude bird sanctuary and remain open throughout the year. Home to over 200 species of birds, Kitam is also known for several beautiful butterflies. The bird species found in this sanctuary include Grey-crowned Prinia, Yellow-vented Warbler, Rufous-necked Hornbill and Chestnut-breasted Partridge and many others. Peacocks roaming freely is a common sight inside the sanctuary.
The main activity in this bird sanctuary is bird-watching which has 4 trails. There are a few watch towers and viewpoints in this sanctuary that are ideal for bird watching. Visitors can also visit gladioli farms in Sumbuk, a huge 100-year ...
Adventure / Trekking | Wildlife
At a distance of 122 km from Gangtok, Kangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga National Park is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. Also called as Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, it is one of the largest wildlife reserves in Sikkim and among the best national parks in India.
At an altitude ranging from 1800 m to 8600 m, Kangchendzonga National Park is one of the few high altitude biosphere reserves in the country. The park was established in 1977 and was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2016, becoming the first 'Mixed Heritage' site of India. The Khangchendzonga National Park includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests. The third highest peak in the world, the Khangchendzonga, straddles the western boundary of the park, from which the reserve gets its name. The reserve also includes the vast Zemu Glacier.
The term Kanchenjunga literally means 'the Abode of Gods consisting of Five Treasure Houses'. These five treasure houses imply the five lofty peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga including Mount Narshing, Mount Pandim, Mount Siniolchu, Mount Simvo and Mount Kabru. The first three peaks are the most beautiful amongst all of them and stand tall in the park. Spread across an area of 850 sq. km, the area of the park starts from the cold deserts of the Lhonak Valley and the Lachen ridges to Yuksom. Situated in such an inaccessible expanse in the ...