Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is in Saitual district in Mizoram.
This alpine forest around here is like a scene straight out of a Disney movie, with its lush greenery and a variety of rare bird species. The sanctuary is teeming with avifauna, including the dark-rumped swift, grey sibia, Mrs. Hume’s pheasant, grey peacock pheasant, and many more.
But don’t let the cute feathered friends fool you, this place is also home to some fierce predators like tigers and leopards.
Declared a protected area in 1999 and a national wildlife sanctuary in 2001, Lengteng is a conservationist’s dream come true. With 80 square kilometers of pure wilderness, you’ll find yourself surrounded by an array of animal species like the barking deer, rhesus macaque, wild boar, and even the elusive northern pig-tailed macaque.
Plus, it’s located very close to the Murlen National Park, so you can double your animal spotting opportunities.
But Lengteng isn’t just about the animals, it’s also a nature lover’s paradise with its picturesque peaks, rivers, and lakes. And did we mention that it’s home to the second highest peak in Mizoram? Talk about reaching new heights (literally).