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Valmiki National Park, Bihar, India

Valmiki National Park, Bihar, India

Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the West Champaran district of Bihar state, India. The extensive forest area of Valmikinagar was previously owned by the Bettiah Raj and Ramanagar Raj until the early 1950s. Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) is one of the natural virgin recesses in east India, situated in the north west corner of Bihar. The pristine forest and wilderness of VTR is an excellent example of Himalayan Terai landscape. VTR comprises the Valmiki National Park and Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary. The VTR forest area covers 899.38 square kilometres (347.25 sq mi), which is 17.4% of the total geographical area of the district West Champaran. As of 2013, there were 22 tigers in the Reserve.

The name of the district West Champaran derives from two words, Champa and Aranya, meaning forest of Champa trees. Geographically, it is situated between 83°0 50′ and 84°0 10′ E longitude and between 27°0 10′ and 27°0 03′ N latitude. Total forest area comprises about 900 square kilometres (350 sq mi), out of which the Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary is 880 square kilometres (340 sq mi) and spread of the National Park is about 335 square kilometres (129 sq mi) area. In the north, the protected areas are bordered by Nepal while the Indian state Uttar Pradesh bounds the sanctuary from western side.

Bihar Government is turning 800 hectares of forest in VTR into Grassland making it India’s biggest grassland.

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What to do in Valmiki National Park:

Wild Life: Tiger, Sloth Bear, Wolf, Deer, Serow, Leopard, Python, Peafowl, Chitals, Sambars, Nilgais, Leopards, Hyenas, Indian Civets, Jungle cats, Hog deer, Wild dogs One horned rhinoceros and Indian bison often migrate from Chitwan to Valmikinagar
Adventure: Jungle Safari

Where is Valmiki National Park:

Region: The park is bounded by the Royal Chitwan National Park of Nepal in the north and the river Gandak on the western side with the Himalayan Mountains as backdrop.
Location: Valmiki Nagar, West Champaran District, Bihar, India

When & how to get to Valmiki National Park:

Best Time to Visit: 01-Jun to 31-Oct
Getting There: There are bus services from Valmiki Nagar to Bettiah 80km) the nearest town.
Nearest Town: Bettiah
Nearest Airport: Patna
Nearest Railway Station: Valmiki Nagar

Where to stay (Lodges / Guest Houses / Camps / Resorts / Hotels):

Accommodation: There are number of rest houses of the Irrigation Department available for stay.

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Climate & Weather conditions in Valmiki National Park:

Temp: 8 c to 36 c
Rainfall: 1,757.00 cm
Altitude: 125 to 880 m

Other details about Valmiki National Park:

Established: 1990
Area: 336 sq km
Language: Maithili, Urdu, Hindi and English

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