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.
Lucknow is the
Rail: Bichhiya is the nearest railhead.
Road: Katarniaghat is connected by road to various parts of the state, Bichiyya being the nearest bus station.
Forest Rest Houses are available for accommodation at
Katarniaghat, Nishangara, Dharamapur and Murtiha.