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Valmiki National Park in Bihar

Approaching Tiger at Valmiki National Park, Bihar
Approaching Tiger at Valmiki National Park, Bihar
Valmiki National Park is located in the West Champaran district of Bihar, India which serves as one of several tiger reserves. Spread in a total area of 880.78 sq. km, Valmiki Tiger Reserve is the 18th Tiger Reserve of the country and second in Bihar. One of the most magnificent part of Bihar's Valmiki National Park is that it borders the Royal Chitwan National Park of Nepal and also offer wildlife enthusiasts with the breathtaking backdrop of the great Himalayan Mountains. This extensive forest area of Valmikinagar was owned by the Bettiah Raj and Ramanagar Raj until early 1950s, which was later in the year 1989, declared as Valmiki National Park.

Wildlife Marvels at Valmiki National Park

The flamboyant and majestic creatures regarded as the tigers inhabit the dense forest of Valmiki National Park. Valmiki National Park is at the fourth spot amongst the reserves of India with maximum number of tigers. The Wildlife Trust of India is currently doing camera trapping using the capture-recapture methodology for tigers in this area. Other animals that can be spotted here are the wolves, deer, sloth bears, and reptiles like pythons, leopards, nilgai, hyenas, jungle cats, Indian bison and rhinoceros. Valmiki National Park forest safari is the best way to catch a glimpse of these elusive and endangered animals.

Valmiki National Park, Vegetation: The flora of the park includes deciduous forests, alluvial grasslands, swamp forests and Sal forests

Best time to Visit: October to June

Reaching, Valmiki National Park: The nearest airport is at Patna and the nearest railhead is at Valmiki Nagar. Regular buses are available from the nearest town Bettiah.

Contact Details
Deputy Conservator of Forests,
Champaran Forest Division,
P.O. Bettiah, District Champaran, Bihar