KATARNIGHAT WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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Locations : Uttar Pradesh
Capital : Lucknow
Main Attractions :Taj Mahal - Agra, Agra Fort - Agra, Imambara - Lucknow, The Ghats
Best Time To Visit : October to March

Common Langur, Uttranchal Spread over an area of 400 sq. kms near the Nepal border, the little known, Katarniaghat Sanctuary was established in 1976. It is located in the Terai area on Indo-Nepal border of Bahraich district. Tiger, leopard, swamp deer, blackbuck, chital, barking deer, sambar, nilgai, sloth bear and wild boar are some of the inhabitants of the sanctuary.

THE WILD POPULATION
The important species inhabiting the park are leopards, tigers, deer, parlias, bear, jackals, otters, langoors, monkeys and cheetals. There are many species of local and migratory birds also. Crocodiles and alligators can be found in the Girwa River and its tributaries. The wild vegetation includes saal, asna, sheesham, bel kusum, banyan, semal, khair, kaus and munj.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Lucknow is the nearest air-strip.

Rail: Bichhiya is the nearest railhead.

Road: Katarniaghat is connected by road to various parts of the state, Bichiyya being the nearest bus station.

PLACES TO STAY

Forest Rest Houses are available for accommodation at Katarniaghat, Nishangara, Dharamapur and Murtiha.


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