valmiki nagar national park hiddent treasure
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DESCRIPTIONValmiki Nagar National park is one of the largest in India In Size has all major flora and fauna of indian continent. New Facilities has opened its arm to welcome nature lovers.
www.koshalam.comProudly presents a hidden treasure, from the rich wildlife wealth of India.
The Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), is the 18th Tiger Reserve of the country and is the only Tiger Reserve in Bihar, which is located in the northern most part of the West Champaran District.Declared national park in 1990.Has 464 Sq Km Core area and 419 sq km Buffer Area which totals 880 sq km area.www.koshalam.com
HistoryValmiki nagar gets its name from great saint Maharshi Valmiki who supposed to have resided in this area during the times of epic mythology Ramayana.This park in the Indian side shares international boundary with Nepals Royal Chitwan National ParkAs biodiversity hotspot this park is home to 65 rivers and rivulets along with natural lakes.www.koshalam.com
HistoryIn the year 1911-12 king George V visited this area and stayed for 21 days. A Special rail route for 43 Km ( Raxaul to Bhiknathori) was laid in jungle which is still operational Special rest house and a village set up for the royal visit still exist in the forest till day.King George hunted 15 tigers in 21 days. www.koshalam.com
LocationSituated in West Champaran District of Bihar Bordering Nepal & UP.Nearest cities Ramnagar, Narkatiaganj and BetiahNearest Airport Patna 190 KmNearest Railhead Harinagar ( 16 Km by road from residential site in the forest) Narkatiaganj (30 Km by road from residential site in the forest) Raxaul ( 60 Km by road from residential site in the forest) State highways and National Highway connects this park with major cities in Bihar & UP.www.koshalam.com
VALMIKI TIGER RESERVE
Major Trains From DelhiSapt Kranti Expess Anand Vihar ( Delhi) ETD 1455 to Hari Nagar ETA 0615 Hrs.Satyagrah Express ETD 17.15 ( Delhi) ETA 14.04hrs HarinagarFrom VaranasiMaduadih Muzaffarpur Express ETD Varanasi 08.05 Hrs ETA Harinagar 14.36 Hrs
Wildlife in the Park The main fauna of Valmiki Tiger Reserve consists of Tiger, Leopard, Fishing Cat, Rhino, Elephants ,Indian Bison, Bear, Crocodiles, Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer, Black Buck, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Langoor and Rhesus Monkey, www.koshalam.com
Birding at Valmiki Tiger ReserveAt present 241 bird species have been reported from VTR. Some of the interesting birds of VTR are Nepal Khaleej pheasant, Three-Toed Quail, Flycatcher, Grey Shrike, Green Willow Warbler, Tree Pipit, White eye, Green barbet, Waders, ibises, Storks, Pitta, Plovers, Snipes, Pied Hornbill, Emerald Dove.There are five types of Green Pigeons and Purple wood Pigeon found in VTR.In the night several Owls, Owlets, Nightjars, etc can be easily sighted.
Reptiles at Valmiki Tiger ReserveThe reptiles which are commonly found in VTR are python, Cobra, King cobra, Krait, Banded krait, domuha snake (sand boa), etc. Among aquatic reptiles crocodiles, otters (water cat), Ghariyal, monitor lizard, etc. are found in VTR. Good number of crocodiles are found near Belahwa Village which is adjacant to the VTR. Ghariyals are found in river Gandak.www.koshalam.com
Butterflies ParadiseThe Jungle Of Vtr Abounds In Various Kinds Of Moth, Caterpillars And Butterflies. Some Common Butterflies Like Common Mormon, Great Mormon, Glassy Tiger, Great Egg Fly, Club Beak, Grey Pansy, Lime Butterfly.www.koshalam.com
Plant Diversity As per champion and seth classification there are seven forest types found in VTR which makes VTR a special destination for nature lovers.Bhabar Dun Sal ForestDry Siwalik Sal ForestWest Gangetic Moist Mixed Deciduous ForestKhair Sissoo ForestCane BrakesEastern Wet Alluvial GrasslandBarringtonia Swamp Forest
Other attractionsBHIKNATOHARI :- A scenic spot located in northern part of Park gives a clear view of the snow capped Himalayas and the Annapurna peak in the wintersThe Hunting bunglow of King George V exists here .SUMESHWAR TREK :- Located inside the park Sumeshwar Hill is at 2884 ft above sea level and is home to beautiful water bodies and offers excellent view of Himalayan peaks.
Beyond wilderness and wildlifeBhitarhwa ashram : This is the place from where Gandhi Ji Started his movement against Indigo Plantation.( Champaran Movement)Lauria/ Nandan Garh : Archeological excavation Sight has Ashokan pillar and Buddhist Stupa. www.koshalam.com
Kesharia : on Excavation of Mound ASI has found one of the largest Buddhist Stupa Hidden inside mound.Artisan wells: This area has lot of water bodies and rivers few of them are made up of artisan well ( water comes out with pressure from earth making it fresh water source)
Anthropological heritage Tribes a) Tharu : women dominated tribes, native of this area are adept in basket weaving and other handicrafts.b) Gond/ Santhal were brought in this area by British for hard labor who now reside here maintaining their customs and tradition. c) Visits to the settlement enhances experience and appreciation of their self suffciency.www.koshalam.com
AccomodationWe have tied up with local Princely State to use their Farm for camping ( Imported two person tents) For night in Jungle we are using newly constructed Bihar Govt rest houses at Gowardhana zone. while using our power back up, Kitchen team, and own linen and other room accessories.www.koshalam.com
SafariThere are gypsy available for safari .Tractor safarisBullock cart safariNight safari.
SecurityFree from naxalite influenceNo law and order situationGuest staying with erstwhile estate family homes and farmsPresence of Seema Suraksha Bal ( SSB) for border security.Dedicated trained escorts How to fit in itineraryIt can be combined with Sonepur Mela( cattle fair) 200 Km or with itinerary featuring varanasi( 320 Km) Lucknow( 6 Hour).Valmiki nagar can be combined with Budhist itineraries as well.www.koshalam.com
Why Koshalam ?We at koshalam have always strived for bringing in innovative tourism products like Home stays .Koshalam has exclusive arrangement with Royal family of the region and have contracted with them for guest facilitation and hospitality.We have exclusive agreements with historians and researchers who have works from this area.www.koshalam.com
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