Valmikinagar Wildlife Sanctuary
Visit between October - June. It is 100 Km from Bettiah.
The Valmiki National Park (335sq km) has been created amidst 544sq km of the Valmiki Sanctuary in the West Champaran district of Bihar, bordering Nepal. The magnificent Himalayas provide a backdrop to the Valmikinagar wildlife sanctuary. Adjacent to the sanctuary, in the forests of Nepal, is the historic Valmiki Ashram in the Chitwan National Park of Nepal. The One-horned rhinoceros and Indian bison frequently migrate from Chitwan to Valmikinagar. The forest here is a mix of extensive Savannah lands and swamp forests. The forest in the sanctuary is rich in Bhabar-Dun sal, waterless Siwalik sal, khair, cane etc. The extensive forest region of Valmikinagar was owned by the Bettiah Raj and Ramanagar Raj until early 1950s. Tigers control the wildlife landscape while extra attractions comprise chitals, sambars, nilgais, leopards, hyenas, Indian civets, Jungle cats, Hog deer and wild dogs. As far as the thickness of the tiger population is concerned, Valmikinagar position fourth in the state.
Valmikinagar can be reached via Bettiah, with Patna as the adjacent airport (105km). The best time to visit Valmikinagar
is between October and June. A number of rest houses manned by the
Irrigation Department are usually vacant.