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Murlen National Park complete detail – updated

Murlen National Park complete detail – updated. Geography of Murlen National Park. Dominant flora and fauna of Murlen National Park. How to Reach Murlen National Park. Total area of the park is 100 Km2. The park is surrounded by six caves which are filled by localities. Several rivers, rivulets and brooks flow through this park providing abundant water to its existing wildlife.
It was established as a National Park in the year of 1991. Murlen Park is one of the most important bird areas supporting several threatened species of birds like Hume’s Pheasant, Common partridges, Hill myna, dark rumped swift, Peacock, Pheasant, Sunbirds etc. Another precipice named Khampui is considered as one of the greatest precipices in India or even in Asia in terms of supporting wildlife. It is about 600 feet’s. Murlen National Park is at Murlen Village, which is the Village of…………
The wildlife include Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Serrow, Hollock Gibbon, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar etc. There also exists a very large cave at one of the precipices, Thumkhuai Kham, where as many as 40 people could lodge in a night and has been frequented by different kinds of monkeys and other animals…………..
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.

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Murlen National Park

Murlen National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Champhai district of the state of Mizoram. The park is situated about 245 km east of Aizawl, and is close to the Chin Hills.

Murlen is located adjacent to the Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary. It was declared as National park in the year of 1991. Total area of the park is 100 Km2.

The park is surrounded by six caves which are filled by localities. Lamsial Puk, Hnahlan, Zokhawthar, Tan Tlangis, Zokhawthar are some the areas which you can explore surrounding to this park. There is also the Thumkhuai Kham, a large cave, within the perimeter of the park.

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One great cliff by the name of Khampui is considered to be amongst the greatest precipice of India in terms of being the home of the wild.

The area is protected and preserved by the state government and is the home for precious and endangered faunal and faunal species.

The tropical, semi-evergreen and sub montane Forests of Murlen are home to a rich wildlife. The vegetation is administered of Quercus, Schima Wallichai, Betula Specie, Michelia Champaca, Pinus Khasia, Prunus, Myrica, rhododendron, Arundinania Callosa, Canes and variety of orchids.

The wildlife include Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Serrow, Hollock Gibbon, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar etc.

Murlen Park is one of the most important bird areas supporting several threatened species of birds like Hume’s Pheasant, Common partridges, Hill myna, dark rumped swift, Peacock, Pheasant, Sunbirds etc.

Several rivers, rivulets and brooks flow through this park providing abundant water to its existing wildlife.

There also exists a very large cave at one of the precipices, Thumkhuai Kham, where as many as 40 people could lodge in a night and has been frequented by different kinds of monkeys and other animals.

Another precipice named Khampui is considered as one of the greatest precipices in India or even in Asia in terms of supporting wildlife. It is about 600 feet’s. Murlen National Park is at Murlen Village, which is the Village of Saithuama Sailo, Chief of Hnahlan.

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Geography

Murlen National Park is located in the Champhai district of the state of Mizoram. The park is situated about 245 km east of Aizawl, and is close to the Chin Hills. Murlen is located adjacent to the Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary. Total area of the park is 100 Km2.

The park is surrounded by six caves which are filled by localities. Lamsial Puk, Hnahlan, Zokhawthar, Tan Tlangis, Zokhawthar are some the areas which you can explore surrounding to this park. There is also the Thumkhuai Kham, a large cave, within the perimeter of the park.

One great cliff by the name of Khampui is considered to be amongst the greatest precipice of India in terms of being the home of the wild.

The vegetation in Murlen comprises of sub-tropical semi-evergreen and sub-mountain forests and scrub jungles. The Murlen Park is filled with cliffs.

Only about 1% of the sun’s ray can penetrate the forest on a sunny day. There is an area in the park where not even a single sun’s ray can penetrate. And for this reason the area has been known as ‘losing area of seven fellow-men’ or land of no return.
Several rivers, rivulets and brooks flow through this park providing abundant water to its existing wildlife. The forest cover of the Murlen Park is compared to that of the Amazons’ owing to its thickness.

The variety of the flora consists of Quercus, Schima Wallichai, Betula Specie, Michelia Champaca, Pinus Khasia, Prunus Myrica, Rhododendron, Arundinaria Callosa and Canes.

Longitude: E 920 13′ 12″ to 920 27′ 24″

Latitude: N 230 32′ 42″ to 230 41′ 36″.

Elevation – 2100 m

Precipitation – 2100 – 2500 mm

Coordinates – 23°37′01″ N and 93°18′00″ E

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Dominant flora

Arundinaria Callosa, Quercus, Betula Specie, Pinus Kesiya, Chimonobambusa callosa, Schima wallichii, Michelia champaca, Rhododendron, Prunus, Myrica, Canes, Orchids etc.

Dominant fauna

Mammals – Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild boar, Serow, Hoolock gibbon, Rhesus macaque, Malayan giant squirrel etc.

Birds – Hume’s Pheasant, Common partridges, Hill myna, dark rumped swift, Peacock, Pheasant, Sunbirds, Hornbills, Kallej Pheasant etc.

Other Attractions

Caves

Bird safari

Jungle safari

Trekking

Best Time to Visit

The best time of the year to visit the Murlen National Park is between the months of October to March.

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How to Reach

By AirNearest airport is Shillong airport, about 245 Km from the Murlen National Park. Shillong airport is well connected by road network to Murlen National Park.

By Rail Nearest railway station is Silchar railway station, about 185 Km from the Murlen National Park. Rangapara railway station is well connected by road network to Murlen National Park.

By Road Murlen National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Murlen National Park at frequent intervals.

National Highway number 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl.

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Accommodations

Tourist Lodge, Champhai is the nearest lodge to Murlen National Park. Silchar has hotels like Hotel Geetanjali, Hotel Kalpataru and Hotel Kanishka.

Useful Contacts

Phone No. – 0389 233 3475, Website – www.tourism.mizoram.gov.in

Other National Park in Mizoram. Name of National Park, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows……….
S. No. Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1 Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park Mizoram 1992 50

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