Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary is intersected by the Pangolakha Range, it extends under the Chola range and separates Sikkim from the boundary of Bhutan. This beautiful wildlife reserve of Sikkim is located in East Sikkim district and connected to Neora Valley National Park(bird conservation area) of West Bengal.
This sanctuary comes under the biosphere reserve since 1999. In 2002 It was declared a wildlife sanctuary. According to the latest analysis, Neora national park and Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary combinedly host more than 300 Red pandas.
Altitudinal Range 1760 meters – 4390 meters
Forest Types- Trees of Rhododendron, Silver Fir, Juniper, Oak and dense Bamboo Thickets. According to the 2008 survey, this sanctuary deals with 101 species from 54 families of plants which were used for medical purpose.
Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews
This place is outstanding for bird watching and photographing some of the endangered species of India. The best time to visit this place is between April and May.
– Dibyendu, Rating 3.5/5
If you are travel freak then you surely love to visit Sikkim, so to keep this mind, me with my colleague visited this sanctuary. The land of Red panda also host many bird species and offers trekking opportunities to the travelers.
– Akhil, Rating 4/5
Birds in Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary
The high altitude areas like Nathula and Jelepla makes it a favorite hotspot for the migratory birds, and the Red panda which is state animal of Assam. some major bird species of this sanctuary are-
Blood pheasant, red-tailed minla, blood pheasant, white-browed shrike babbler, Oriental honey buzzard, brown dipper, rusty-flanked tree creeper, speckled wood pigeon etc.
Pangolakha Biosphere Reserve is known for its rich flora and fauna. If you are planning to your holidays than it is the best place to spend some time with nature.