Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram

Dampa Tiger Reserve is situated in the North-Eastern Indian state of Mizoram.

Dampa Tiger ReserveDampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram. Photo Source : Creative Commons Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Photo by Coolcolney.

Dampa Tiger Reserve was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1976 and re-notified later in 1985. Dampa Tiger Reserve was notified as ‘Tiger Reserve’ in 1994 and is part of ‘Project Tiger‘. Tiger Reserve at Dampa is situated on the India-Bangladesh border. Dampa Tiger Reserve’s border with Bangladesh is being fended and a patrol road is being constructed. Tiger Reserve of Dampa covers an area of approximately 500 square kilometers in size and is the largest wild life sanctuary in the state of Mizoram.

Tiger Reserve at Dampa is unique in many ways as this reserve has steep hills, deep valleys, rivulets, streams, natural salts licks, etc.

Dampa Tiger Reserve is rich in flora and fauna. Fauna in the Dampa Tiger Reserve includes Indian Bisons, Tigers, Leopards, Elephents, Sloth Bears, barking Deers, Hoolock Gibbons, Langurs, wild boars, etc. Dampa Tiger Reserve is home to a large species of birds.

How Do I Go to Dampa Tiger Reserve?

Dampa Tiger Reserve is at a distance of approximately 110 kilometers from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state.

Aizawl airport is the nearest major airport to Dampa Tiger Reserve, which is connected to Kolkotta International airport. Lengpui Airport, a small airport, is the closest airport to Dampa Reserve Forests at around 70 kilometers distance. There is another airport at Silchar in Assam at 180 kilometers distance. ‘Silchar’ railway station in the state of Assam with station code ‘SCL’, is the nearest railway station to Dampa Project Tiger Reserves, at 180 kilometers distance.

You can hire a cab from any of the above mentioned airports or railway station. Bus services are also available from these places.

Is Accommodation and Food Available at Dampa Tiger Reserve?

Yes; You can stay at the forest guest house rooms in Dampa There are only 2 rooms in the guest house and you may need to book the rooms in advance. You may need to carry the provisions to cook the food, as cooked food is not served in the forest guest houses. Alternatively, you may carry packed foods or fruits.

Do Indian Citizens need Permit to Enter Mizoram?

Yes; All Indian citizens who are not from this region and are not employed with the Indian government, need to get the Inner Line passes, which can be applied and collected at Silchar or Kolkata.

Note : ‘The Tropic of Cancer‘ passes through the Dampa Tiger Reserve.

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