Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
: Near Indo-Nepal Border
Beat Season : Mid-November to Mid-June
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 important species inhabiting the park are leopards, tigers, deer, parlias, bear, jackals, otters, langoors, monkeys and cheetals. There are many kind 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 adjacent 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.