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Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary in Kokrajhar

Created on Tue, 23-02-2016

Golden Langur

Recognized with the status of a sanctuary by the Government of Assam, the Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Kokrajhar’s most popular tourist spots. It is best known for the Golden Langur and is the second protected habitat for the Golden Langur in India.

Location
Located around 6kms from Kokrajhar Town, 68kms from Dhubri Town and 219kms from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, the sanctuary can be broadly divided into three phases. The first phase is a hilly tract while the second and third phases are lower hilly reaches covered with sal coppice regeneration and, middle and upper reaches covered with mixed deciduous forests.

Animals and Birds
The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. Some of the mammals found here include: short-tailed mole, Indian flying fox, short-nosed fruit bat, Indian false vampire, Indian pipistrellerhesus macaqueChinese pangolinAsiatic jackal and Bengal fox. 119 species of birds, 23 species of reptiles and 40 species of butterflies have also been recorded at the Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary.

A not to be missed destination while visiting Kokrajhar, visitors can stay at the tourist accommodation facility at Choraikhola. There are also facilities for bird-watching, forest trekking, andwildlife and nature photography.

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