Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the north Tripura district, it can be approached from panisagar and is adjacent to the national highway. It is a small sanctuary with an area of 86 hectares and it is one of the few remnants of the natural forests left that is easily accessible to the visitors. It presents ample scope for study by the botanists. It harbours more than 150 species of birds, wild beasts and primates.The site was originally chosen for having tall trees with thick undergrowth, which was assiduously protected by some ‘Khasi’ tribal families for cultivation of pan (betel leaves). This also provided perching place for a multitude of birds.

Forest department took over the area when they left. The whole area over 86 hactares was fenced and staff were posted to manage it. It has potential for development as a centre of awareness generation in the northern parts of Tripura through regular organized visits of the school children, college students and other people including the tourists from within the state as well as from outside.

 

  Location: 150 k.m. from Agartala

  Accommodation: At Juri Tourist Lodge, Dharmanagar/Unakoti Tourist Lodge, Kailashahar