Zunheboto is a place full of varied flora and fauna. Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Ghosu bird sanctuary are situated here. The tourism of Zunheboto are the following:
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is situated near Zunheboto close to the Myanmar border. It is situated in the Pungro circle headquarters in Nagaland. The Sanctuary covers an area of 6.4 sq km. The sanctuary is covered by hills, high ridges, deep gorges and narrow valleys. Because of the variation in altitude the vegetation of the sanctuary is varied and variegated. It receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is during November to February.
BiodiversityFakim Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in biodiversity. It is home to varied flora and fauna.
FloraThe important trees found in the district are bonsum, bogipoma, khasi pine, oaks, amari etc. Ferns and orchids and rhododendrons are also abundant in the area due to the occurrence of heavy rainfall. Varieties of cane and bamboo are also found and trees of dalchini and tejpatta are also found.
The sanctuary is home to a rich variety of wild animals which includes tigers, hoolock gibbon, panther, jungle cat, Himalayan beer, bison, barking deer, sambar, wild boars, and, slender loris and so on.
Birds like Indian hornbill, tragopan pheasant, grey pheasant, doves are found in the district.
Ghosu Bird Sanctuary
This sanctuary is located at a distance of around 8 kms from the Zunheboto. It is located south western part of Zunheboto in Nagaland. The sanctuary has a number of hills in its terrain. The sanctuary is home to a wide range of avifauna species. Tourists who visit this Ghosu Bird Sanctuary can have a glimpse of around 20 species of endangered bird species. During the months of June till September, one can see several migratory birds in the sanctuary. This sanctuary is solely maintained by the village community.
This range is the only remaining virgin forest in Zunheboto. This range is surrounded by lush green forests and vegetation. The tourists can have a glimpse of the Blyth’s Tragopan, a rare species of bird in Nagaland. There are also rare Rhododendrons which grow in this range during the months of April and May. The range is famous for trekking and camping activities.
OthersZunheboto also has a number of villages like the Sumi Naga villages and Aizuto village which depicts the beauty and rich tradition culture of the people of the Naga tribes. There are also the Aizuto forests where one can have a glimpse of various species of flora and fauna. The Lake Aizuto is a picturesque lake situated here. It is an ideal picnic spot.
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