Dampa Tiger Reserve
Dampa is situated in the western part of Mizoram on the international border with Bangladesh about 127 kilometers from Aizawl. It covers an area of approximately 550 Square kilometers. Dampa Tiger Reserve cum Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the junction of the borders of Mizoram, Tripura and Bangladesh; it’s a tropical forest with unique and endangered wild animals. It harbours Tiger, Bison (Indian Gaur), Elephant, Bear and an array of avian species like Malbar pied hornbill, Peacock pheasant, Red jungle fowl, Crested serpent eagle, lizard like Python , King Cobra and Monitor lizard can also be spotted. The reserve is within Manit District in the Western part of Mizoram, and is accessible by bus and car. One can stay at any one of the site namely, Teirei, Phuldungsei or Damparengpui.
One can sale the steep precipitous hills or go down with deep valleys, enjoy a few moments stay beside the natural salts licks. Birding can be a good sport here Hoolock gibbon or Assamese macaque can be spotted. Jungle safari to see herds of wild elephant’s one can even encounters agile leopards.
- Wild Life
- Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS)
- By Air – Dampa is 135 kilometers from Aizwal. Aizawl, the capital town of Mizoram is linked by Alliance Air Service everyday to Kolkata nearly 1 hour 45 minutes, Guwahati is 40 minutes and Imphal is 30 minutes. Nearest major airport is Shillong. Indian Airlines connects Aizawl to rest of India via Guwahati, Imphal and Kolkata. Lengpui airport at Aizawl is connected with Guwahati, Silchar & Kolkata. It is well connected to all the capital cities of the north eastern states of India. Aizawl is also connected to Kolkata, 1547 kilometers by air, through which it is connected to the rest of the India.
- By Rail - Silchar to W.Phaileng (Via Aizawl) is 280 kilometers. Dampa is located 130 kilometers away from Aizawl. Nearest major airport is Shillong. The nearest rail station is in Silchar, which is 185 kilometers away from Aizawl. One can travel from Guwahati to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger.
- By Road - Aizawl to W.Phaileng is 100 kilometers, Aizawl to Teirei is 119 kilometers and Aizawl to Phuldungsei is 142 kilometers. Dampa is located 135 kilometers away from Aizawl. National Highway number 54 connects Aizwal with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizwal. 24 hours bus services are available. Aizawl can be approached by road from Shillong and Guwahati. Taxis can be hired on all days from any part of Mizoram.