Home of the unique and endemic ground lily, Lilium macklinae (Shiroi Lily)
|Area||100 sq. km|
|Date of est.||25/11/1982 (proposed & settlement proceeding not yet completed)|
|Altitude||1715m . 2567 m (Shiroi) M.S.L|
|Temperature||Avg.2.80C to 330C. (occasional snowfall)|
|Forest type||East Himalayan wet temperate Forests.|
The sanctuary supports 42 species of mammals, 74 species of aves, 29 species of reptiles, 6 species of amphibia, 86 species of fishes.
Mammals :- Hoolock gibbon; Himalayan Black bear; Barking deer; Sambar; Leopard; Jackal; Migratory Indian elephant along Indo-Myanmar,; Pangolin; Wild boar; Jungle cat; Flying squirrel, Martens; Clouded leopard; Golden cat; Slow loris; Hog badger; Serow; Stump tailed macaqe; Bison; Otter; etc.
Birds :- Jungle fowl; Parakeet; Mrs. Humes barred backed pheasant; Blyths tragopan; Horn bills etc.
Reptiles :- Tortoise; Viper; Krait; Cobra; Python; Land monitor lizard, Green snake; Rat snake; Varanus; Buff striped keelback etc.
Amphibia :- Salamandar
Reptiles :- Python, cobra etc.
As many as 5 (five) Quercus species and 7 (seven) Rhododendron species at the upper ridges are found in the Park. The other dominating species are Michelia manipurensis; Magnolia cambellii; Pinus kesiya; Castanopsis species; Phoebe hainesiana etc. Most importantly, the unique and endemic ground lily locally known as Shiroi Lily ( scientific name : Lilium macklinae). Was first discovered by a British Botanist named F.Kingdon Ward in 1948 and bagged the coveted merit prize of 1948 Royal Horticultural Society Flower show in London.
|Journey||93 Km by road from Imphal|
|Accommodation||i) Rest House, Shiroi|
|ii) PWD I.B, Ukhrul|
|Best season of visit||May & June (blooming season of lily) Early morning trekking (2-3 hours).|