dampa Tiger Reserve

Dampa Tiger Reserve is situated in western Mizoram. The Tiger Reserve covers area of 500 sq km .

In the year 1994, It was declared tiger reserve.

The word Dampa means "lonely men" and refers to a local tale about a village, where a lot of the women died.

Tiger, Rhesus Macaque, Giant Squirrel, Hillock Gibbon, Leaf Monkey, Indian Elephant, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Gaur, Sloth Bear and Wild Boar can be found in this sanctuary. Othar than that various types of reptiles such as Python, Monitor Lizard, Hill Tortoise and King Cobra can be spotted here.

The best time to visit Dampa Tiger Reserve is between the months of November to March.