Powalgarh-Sitabani Road 1/2 by Tripoto
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Powalgarh & Kotabagh are located in the Powalgarh Conservation Reserve in the beautiful forests of Ramangar Forest Division, one can spot rich biodiversity in the area.
Faisal Rizvi
Powalgarh, Sitabani and Kotabagh are situated in the newly declared Powalgarh Conservation Reserve in the beautiful, vast and rich forests of Ramangar Forest Division which in turn is a part of Terai Arc Landscape. The Conservation Reserve was notified in December 2012 encompassing an area of nearly 60 sq. km. The area had been the home turf of Jim Corbett and many of his writings are set in this area. Sandani Gaja-a beautiful, large grassland in proximity of riverine forests is located 5 km south-east of Powalgarh FRH. According to Jim Corbett, Sandani Gaja ‘in addition to being the most beautiful spot for a hundred miles round is noted for its birdlife’. The area is primarily drained by Dabka River and has prime forests of Sal and other species. Baur River flows to the east of the area. Kotabagh plateau is under inhabitation and agriculture but the forest edges are rich in birdlife. The entire landscape in the backdrop of Nainital range of mountains is a mosatic of dense Sal, mixed and riverine forest, grasslands, rocky river-beds, inhabitation and agriculture. The area is already attracting a large number of birding visitors on account of its diverse birdlife, estimated to be over 350 bird species.
Faisal Rizvi
Powalgarh, Sitabani and Kotabagh are situated in the newly declared Powalgarh Conservation Reserve in the beautiful, vast and rich forests of Ramangar Forest Division which in turn is a part of Terai Arc Landscape. The Conservation Reserve was notified in December 2012 encompassing an area of nearly 60 sq. km. The area had been the home turf of Jim Corbett and many of his writings are set in this area. Sandani Gaja-a beautiful, large grassland in proximity of riverine forests is located 5 km south-east of Powalgarh FRH. According to Jim Corbett, Sandani Gaja ‘in addition to being the most beautiful spot for a hundred miles round is noted for its birdlife’. The area is primarily drained by Dabka River and has prime forests of Sal and other species. Baur River flows to the east of the area. Kotabagh plateau is under inhabitation and agriculture but the forest edges are rich in birdlife. The entire landscape in the backdrop of Nainital range of mountains is a mosatic of dense Sal, mixed and riverine forest, grasslands, rocky river-beds, inhabitation and agriculture. The area is already attracting a large number of birding visitors on account of its diverse birdlife, estimated to be over 350 bird species.