I live closer to Valmiki Nagar so I visit here frequently. I wanted to share some pics of this beautiful place so that others may know that Bihar, apart from corruption and illiteracy, holds some beautiful unexplored places too. If you are a nature and wildlife lover then this is the perfect destination to fulfill your needs. It lies on the bank of Gandak river. There are activities like Tiger Safari and Boating which one can take in here. If you are lucky then you might spot a Tiger or a Jaguar in the dense forest of Valmiki Nagar on your Safari. On the other side of Gandak is Triveni, Nepal. I suggest you take a boat to Triveni from Valmiki Nagar to enjoy the beauty of the lust green forest.To reach Valmiki Nagar one has to take a bus from Patna to Bettiah. Then from Bettiah one can get local buses to Valmiki Nagar. Hotels and Safari can be booked in advance by consulting the Forest Department officials.
1. Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), West Champaran - Located in the heart of the mid-Gangetic valley, Bihar has fertile alluvial lands with some forests remaining; mostly in the southern part of the state and north-western part. VTR is the easternmost limit of the Himalayan Terai forests and the only tiger reserve of Bihar. Wild animals such as Tiger, Rhinoceros, Leopard, Wild dog, Bison, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Indian flying foxes etc are found here. Several species of deer and antelopes viz barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar, and blue bull are also found here. The Reserve has rich avi-fauna diversity. Over 250 species of birds have been reported.
An unexplored Tiger Reserve of Bihar... With lots of surprises..