Valmiki Nagar- the Unexplored Tiger Reserve of Bihar

Bihar has rich tourist places, says Ashish Kaushik who is in his tour to explore places in Bihar. Recently, he came up with a travel vlog on Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve. When it comes to travel vlog, we usually imagine content on hill stations, Bihar is never a topic for vlogs. Ashish is working to change this mindset. This travel vlog on Valmiki Tiger Reserve explains what you are going to find at this place. This video features Ashish and Ujjwal, who are making travel easier of us, exploring the forest and facilities available to stay there.

Valmiki Tiger Reserve comes under Bihar Tourism. It is located at the border of Bihar; it forms the easternmost limit of the Himalayan Terai forest in India. It is situated in the Gangetic Plains bio-geographic zone of the country. The forest shares its border with UP and Nepal amidst Gandak River, Kamsa, Sonbhadra and Narayani meet and form Gandak river.

River Gandak forms the western boundary of Valmiki wildlife sanctuary. It enters in India at Valmikinagar, where two rivulets Sonha and Pachnad join it forming a holy confluence ‘Triveni’. The river is called ‘Narayani’ in Nepal. Harha – Masan River system originates from the Valmiki Forests and forms Burhi Gandak River down south. River Pandai flows into Bihar (India) from Nepal in the eastern end of the Sanctuary and meets Masan.

The Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary lie in the north-westernmost West Champaran district of Bihar. The name of the district has been derived from two words Champa and Aranya – meaning Forest of Champa trees. It is famous for tiger, bear, elephant and leopard.

Geographically, it is situated between 83˚-50’ and 84˚-10’ E longitude and between 27˚-10’ and 27˚-03’ N latitude. Total forest area comprises of about 900 sq. km out of which expense of Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary is 880 sq. km. and spread of the National Park is about 335 sq. km. area. The Valmiki track merges with the Chitwan National Park and Parsa Wildlife Reserve, also in the Himalayan terai, in the neighbouring country Nepal. The Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary are parts of a large tiger conservation landscape – the Royal Chitwan Tiger Conservation landscape.

We can get the scenic view of the river, mountain and jungle at one place. Bihar has rich flora and fauna at this place. The best time to visit this tiger reserve is between October and March, the winter months (December to mid-February) are colder and the minimum temperature goes down to 7 – 8 degree Celsius. Heavy warm clothing is desired in winter. It has a resort, tree houses and eco-park too which exists opposite to Nepal.


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