Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary (Sikkim)

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Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the East Sikkim district of Sikkim. The sanctuary is around 30 km west from Gangtok.

Birds commonly seen:

Nepal Tree Creeper, Maroon Oriole, Green Pigeon, Titmice, Blood Pheasant, Bulbus, Collared Scops Owl, Yellow billed Blue Magpie, Black Eagle, Brown Wood Owl, Satyr Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Collared Broadbill, Orange bellied Chloropsis, Hill Patridges, Satyr tragopan, Fire-tailed myzornis, Bar-throated minla, Red-tailed minla, Black-eared shrike babbler, Scaly laughingthrush, Streak-breasted scimitar babbler, Rusty-fronted barwing, Yellow-browed tit, Red-headed bullfinch, Crimson-browed finch, Chestnut-crowned warbler etc.

The endangered Rufous-headed hornbill has been sighted here.

Nearest airport:

Bagdora (124 kms)

Nearest railway station:

New jalpaiguri (148 kms)

Nearest bus station:

Gangtok is well connected through road that interconnects Sikkim and has frequent bus services. It interconnects national highway 31 A and you can get taxis to Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best time to visit:

March to May & September to mid-December.

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