Langurs are large species of old world monkeys also known as the leaf monkey, found in the forest and urban areas Indian subcontinent. They spend most of their time in trees, mainly eat leaves and fruits. There are 5 main species of langur found in India.
Gee’s Golden Langur is the most beautiful species of langur, found only in the small region of Assam around Brahmaputra river and Manas river.
Golden langur is currently listed as endangered, Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary is best place to spot golden langur in India.
Capped Langur is listed as vulnerable and found only in the forests of Northeast India.
Pakke Tiger Reserve is home to Assamese macaque and the capped langur in India.
Nilgiri Langur is a black color lutung, found in the Nilgiri Hills of South India.
This primate only seen in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve along with hilly areas in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Phayre’s Langur or Phayre’s leaf monkey is a lutung, found only in the forst of Tripura and near by states.
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is best place to see spectacled Phayre’s Langur in India.
Gray Langur also called as Hanuman Langur is the most common species of langur found in urban areas of India. Hanuman langurs are large in gray color with a black face and has nine species.
Tufted Gray Langur
Kashmir Gray Langur
Tarai Gray Langur
Black Footed Gray Langur
Southern Plains Gray Langur
Northern Plains Gray Langur
Nepal Gray Langur – Nepal
Purple Faced Langur – Sri Lanka
Gray langurs are diurnal and social animal, live in trees but can adapt to a variety of habitats. Kashmir gray langur only occurs in the Chamba Valley and listed as endangered.