Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
LocationNorth Sikkim, Sikkim
Nearest cityLachung
Coordinates27°50′28″N 88°44′21″E / 27.84111°N 88.73917°E / 27.84111; 88.73917Coordinates: 27°50′28″N 88°44′21″E / 27.84111°N 88.73917°E / 27.84111; 88.73917
Area43 ha (110 acres)[1]
Established1984[1]
VisitorsNA (in NA)
Governing bodyMinistry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has forty species of rhododendron trees. It is located in the Yumthang Valley of Flowers north of Lachung in North Sikkim district. Bird species found in the park include Wood snipe and Hoary-throated barwing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yumthang-Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary" (PDF). Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Retrieved 10 August 2015.