Rajbari National Park
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Bison (Rajbari) National Park, Tripura Overview
Situated in the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, the Rajbari National Park is one of India’s well-known National Parks. It is located at Tripura, India. The park is spread over a whopping 31.63 square kilometres. Visiting this park would prove to be a visual treat to its visitors.
The Rich Biodiversity
The park is very famous across the country owing to its picturesque surroundings. It is one of the many places in India where one could witness Mother Nature at her best. One can expect to come across various wild animals including the world-famous Indian Gaur (also known as bison), deer, Golden langurs, Pheasants, and many such endearing species. The Bison reserve was entrenched in the Sanctuary to protect the endangered species. With the establishment of this reserve, the primary goal was to restore the natural living habitat of the Bison and strengthening laws put forth for the protection of them from poachers. The park receives plenty of water from the many rivulets and water bodies situated in the sanctuary. This supply for water ensures a regular and constant supply for nourishment to the plant and animal species. Besides, one can rejoice the sight of many plant and bird species. It is also extremely abundant in forest reserves and is credited as one of the most conservative reserves that boast of rich biodiversity.
Flora and Fauna
The sort of vegetation found in the Sanctuary is of great diversity. There are several herbs, shrubs, tree species, climbers etc. To be exact, there are 230 trees, 110 shrubs, 150 climbers and 400 herbs found in the sanctuary. Four types of forests can be found in this Sanctuary, they are
• Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forest,
• East Himalayan lower Bhabar sal,
• Moist mixed deciduous Forest
• Savannah woodland.
Bamboo is abundantly available in this sanctuary, as they are a big favourite among the bison. Along with this, the park is known to have a rich floral diversity as well, and many of these species have immense medicinal value, such as Tulsi, Rudraksha, Kalmegh and many more
Bison, gibbons, langurs, wild boars, wild cats, leopards etc. are some of the animal species that can be spotted at the Park. One must also keep a lookout for the captivating Pheasant-tailed Jacana, White-breasted Kingfisher, Indian Black drongo, Tailorbird, Jungle Myna, Hornbill, Doves, and many such species.
While at Rajbari National Park, embarking on a Safari is a must and will leave you wonderstruck and delighted. It is one of the best ways to experience the beauty and sanctity of the Park and immersing oneself into the never-ending plethora of adventure and peace. Jeep safaris and wildlife trips are organised on a regular basis by the Park with an aim to impart knowledge and awareness regarding the environment and its inhabitants to visitors.
The magnificent lake situated in the park is a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic with your friends and family. The park offers boating facilities available at nominal rates as well.
- "Protected area network in India" (PDF). Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. p. 28. Retrieved 2 April 2012.