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Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is definitely a treat for the wildlife lovers. Located at Maenam in South Sikkim, the Sanctuary is accessible by regular buses or by hiring taxis from Namchi. Covered by thick forests, Maenam Sanctuary encompasses a vast range of fauna. Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary lies above Tendong Hill, covering an area of 36.43 sq kms. In literal terms, Meanam-la means a "treasure-house of medicines" and as the name suggests, the sanctuary has many plants of medicinal value. Elevating from the altitude of 2300 meters to 3263 meters, Maenam Sanctuary also offers a stunning view of Teesta River that flows far below the region. Even, the Maenam Hill comes in the periphery of this Sanctuary.