Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary

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Maenama Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1987, covers an area of around 35 km², in the South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. The literal meaning of maenam-la is “treasure-house of medicines”, and the flora of the sanctuary is rich in a number of plants of medicinal value. Maenam wildlife sanctuary in Sikkim is 65 km south of Gangtok, the capital of the state. It is a popular tourist destination.


The first wildlife skywalk of India will be constructed at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. The state government of Sikkim proposed to construct the 22 km rope-way from Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary to a skywalk which will be built over the edge of the Bhalleydhunga steep face. There will be a rain shelter and public convenuences at the skywalk. The environment ministry has also approved the proposal of Sikkim government for the first wildlife skywalk of India proposal that would cost 500 crore Rupees.

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  • An article named Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary in the Hindu dated 29 May 2006