Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary

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Maenama Wildlife Sanctuary, is a wildlife reserve in the South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim covering an area of around 35 square kilometres (14 sq mi). 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. Established in 1987, Maenam wildlife sanctuary lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of the state capital Gangtok and is a popular tourist destination.

Skywalk[edit]

The first wildlife skywalk in India will be constructed at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. The state government of Sikkim proposed construction of the 22 kilometres (14 mi) 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, which will cost 5 billion Rupees.

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References[edit]

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