Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram. The sanctuary was notified in 1985 and later declared a tiger reserve in 1994. It occupies an area of 500 kilometre square. The tiger reserve consists of forest interpolated with steep precipitous hills, deep valleys, jungle streams, ripping rivulets, natural salts licks. Unlike other parks, Dampa Tiger Reserve is not easily accessible, travellers have to walk through the forest if they wish to sight animals.
The tiger reserve is home to rare floral species that includes rare Ginger species Globba Spathulata and Hemiorchis Pantlingii.
Mammals: Indian Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Serow, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Hoolock Gibbon, Phayre's Leaf Monkey, Gray Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Slow Loris, Bengal Tigers, etc.
Birds: Great hornbill, wreathed hornbill, oriental pied hornbill, scarlet-backed flowerpecker, Kalij pheasant, grey peacock-pheasant, speckled piculet and white-browed piculet, bay woodpecker, greater yellownape, greater flameback, great barbet, blue-throated barbet, red-headed trogon, Indian cuckoo, Asian barred owlet, green imperial pigeon, etc.
Reptiles: Python, King Cobra, Monitor lizard, etc.
The ideal time to explore the tiger reserve is during the months of October to April. During this time, the weather remains pleasant.
Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is Silchar Railway Station.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Lengpui Airport, located in Aizawl. The airport is well connected to other cities.
Road Accessibility : The reserve is easily accessible by road from the city of Aizawl which is about 128 km away.