Sepahijala Nature Reserve, situated 20 km to the south of Agartala town spreads across a sprawling area of 18.5 sq. km. A dense forest, this wildlife sanctuary is home to an abounding congregation of wildlife, particularly birds and primates. Furthermore, the sanctuary houses a botanical garden, a zoo, a deer park and lakes.
Built in 1972, this sanctuary is divided into five sections namely carnivores section, primate section, ungulate section, reptile section and aviary section. About 150 species of birds can be spotted here, along with migratory birds. The primate section mainly comprises rhesus, macaque and many others.
The sanctuary is ringed by natural lakes like Abasarika and Amrit Sagar where visitors are allowed to indulge in paddle boating. There is a wooden bungalow in the vicinity of this wildlife sanctuary that serves as a rest house, and is a major attraction among visitors.