Wildlife Sanctuaries

Takhni Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary

Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary is a representative area of Shiwalik range of the Himalayas passing through Ropar, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur Districts of Punjab bordering H.P. and J & K states. It is located in district Hoshiarpur near Village Mehngrowal. The Notified area of Takhni Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary is 382 ha or 956 acres and falls in Toposheet No.44 M/14. The notified area consists of 498 acre area of Village Takhni and 458 acre area of village Rehmapur. The sanctuary forms a part of the Shiwalik Range running along the border of H.P. and J & K . It is 26 kms from Hoshiarpur via Haryana   town. It can also be approached direct from Hoshiarpur after crossing the Mehngrowal choe and thus the distance is 14 KMs. There is no direct rail link and the nearest railhead is Hoshiarpur. The nearest civil airport is Chandigarh/Amritsar which is about 150 KMs from the sanctuary. The State transport buses ply from Hoshiarpur to Haryana from where one  can go up to Sanctuary by local means.

: Hoshiarpur
: 15 km. from Hoshiarpur on Hoshiarpur-Mehengrowal Road.
: 382 hectares (956 Acres), 498 Acre area of Village Takhni and 458 Acre area of village Rehmapur.
Status of Land
: Government
Important Fauna
Main faunal species are Sambar, Hog deer, Barking deer, Jungle cat, Jackal, Common Indian Hare, Mongoose, Leopard (migratory from HP), Wild boar, Pangolin, Rat Snake, Cobra, Python, Monitor lizard,  Garden lizard, etc. and 86 species of birds are also found in Sanctuary.
Important Flora
The Vegetation is mixed deciduous type comprising tree species like shisham, khair, ber, subabul, acacia, dhak, neem, drek, siris, toot,   mango arjan , pipal, bohr, sembal, phalahi, jaman, guava, etc.  Most of the area has been covered with lantana. Before declaration of area as wildlife sanctuary, some villagers had grown fruit trees of kinoo and mango which are now inside the sanctuary area. These are good for monkeys and variety of birds.

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