valmiki Tiger Reserve

Valmiki Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve, located in the West Champaran District of Bihar. It occupies an area of 898.45 kilometres square. The reserve comprises the Valmiki National Park and the Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of October to June. The tiger reserve ranks fourth in density of tiger population. Around 40 tigers were recorded in the year 2018. Tourists visiting the reserve have the option of booking a Jeep Safari which is arranged by the forest department.

Dominant Flora

The vegetation of the tiger reserve consists of moist Sal bearing forests, dry Sal bearing forests, moist mixed deciduous forests along with Sal, Asan, Karama, Semal, Khair, Cane, etc.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: sloth bear, wolf, various species of deer, serow, leopard, python, peafowl, chitals, sambars, nilgais, leopards, hyenas, Indian civets, Jungle cats, Hog deer, wild dogs, one horned rhinoceros, Indian bison.

Birds: three-toed quail, paradise flycatcher, grey shrike, green willow warbler, tree pipit, white eye warbler, green barbet, waders, ibises, storks, pitta, plovers, snipes, pied hornbill, White-eared night heron, emerald dove.

Reptiles: pythons, King cobras, Krait, Banded kraits, domuha snakes, gharial, monitor lizard, crocodiles.

Best time to visit

The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of October to June.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railway station is at Valmiki Nagar which is 5 km away from the reserve.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Patna, which is 295 km away from the reserve.

Road Accessibility : Bus can be taken from nearby places to reach the reserve.

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