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Bihar Wildlife Tour
Bihar is truly a splendid home for wildlife. There are a total of 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 2 national parks in Bihar that makes it the best in the country for witnessing the wonders of the nature. The area covered by each of them is quite huge which gives ample space for the creatures to thrive in natural habitats. The state has taken special initiatives to take care of the animals and maintain the fragile ecosystem. The wildlife sanctuaries here are also renowned because they are home to some endangered species whose number has increased over the last few years. Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary and Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary are the most famous of all the sanctuaries in Bihar.
Wildlife in Bihar
With 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 2 wildlife national parks including Tiger Reserves Bihar marks to be the best in the country for witnessing the wonders of the nature. Huge area gives ample space for the creatures to thrive in natural habitats. The state Government has taken special initiatives to take proper care of the Wildlife and maintain the fragile ecosystem. Bihar wildlife sanctuaries are very renowned because they are home to some endangered species whose number has increased in the recent few years. Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary and Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary are the most famous of all the sanctuaries in Bihar.
Apart from hundreds of species of resident birds, there are similar numbers of migratory birds coming every year during winters and could be a dream come true experience for the bird watchers.
Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary is one of splendid sanctuaries covers an area of around 34 sq km. It is quite less than other sanctuaries of India, but this makes it even more interesting because the number of animals here is not less than any other sanctuaries of India. Leopards, Nilgai, Barking deer, and Hyena are the most common of all and could be seen easily. There are many more sanctuaries nearby like the Gautam Buddha Sanctuary in Gaya and Koderma Wildlife Sanctuary. These are main attractions of Wildlife tour Packages offered by BBT.
Situated close to Bhagalpur, the Bhimbandh Sanctuary covers an area of 682 sq km. It is more famous for the splendid bird life than land animals. There are approximately 106 varieties of resident birds. And the number of birds shoots up during the migration season (Winters) that sees birds coming from Central Asia and nesting here. Tigers, panthers, wild boars, smabar, chitals and nilgai are the most commonly seen land animals in Bhimbandh Sanctuary.
Valmikinagar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Valmiki Wildlife National Park is situated within the premises of Valmiki Sanctuary situated in the West Champaran district of Bihar. Right adjacent to the sanctuary is the famous Valmiki Ashram. The bacKEYWORD DESCRIPTIONrop of eastern Himalayas making it amazingly beautiful destination for the tourists to visit. Even if one does not see any wildlife would not return dissatisfied. Flora here contains extensive savannah lands and marshy lands. Being one of the Tiger Reserves, Tigers are one of the main attractions of the park. Other animals are leopars, nilgai, Sambars, hyenas, civets, jungle cats and many more. Wildlife tour Packages offered by BBT let you capture special moments with these species.
Palamau Tiger Reserve
Spread over an area of nearly 1026 sq km, Palamau Tiger reserve is among the most interesting and rewarding sanctuaries in Bihar, and perhaps in entire India. Palamau reserve is cut across by Koel River and many of its tributaries. However most of the animals here depend on man made water resources for survival. This makes it quite easy for tourists to sight some magnificent animals. Tigers, leopards, elephants, the Indian wolf, gaur and many more are regular visitors to the shores of these man made lakes. It is nearly 180 Km from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state. The nearest airport too is in Ranchi.
Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary
This Bird Sanctuary could bring the best Wildlife Travel moments of your life. It Is constituted by an amazing blend of two delectable lakes namely Pataura and Berhale that sum up together to occupy a cockling area that measures around 565 kilometers. Individually the lakes of Berhale and Pataura gobble up an area of 410 hectares and 155 hectares respectively. It is situated nearby the holy rivulet Ganga that adds to the beauty of the whole atmosphere created here. . The major attractions at the Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary are Gull, Jacana, Teal, Cormorant, Dabchick, Darter and others. The ones that spend most of their time on the banks satiated with huge quantities of mud are Wader, Lapwing, Plover, Wagtail, Egret, Heron, Ibis, Stork. Birds that explore the lush grasslands and open fields here include Blue Rock Pigeon, Lark, Bee-eater, Sparrow, Myna, Pipit, Bulbul other birds.
It houses an astonishing six varied taxonomic categories of Mynas are Pied Myna, Indian Myna, Bank Myna, Jungle Myna, Brahminy along with the extremely rare Grey-headed Myna.
Tern, Brahminy Kite, Fishing Eagle, Hawk and Vulture, House and Palm Swift, Swallow, Kingfisher, Drongo, Indian Roller and Parakeet and many more are the absolute opulence of predatory avian creatures.
Many migratory birds adore to spend some quality time here are Black-headed and Brown-headed Gull, Grey-headed Lapwing, Little-ringed Plover, Red and Green Shanks, Spotted Green Shanks, Common Sandpiper, Temmink's Stint, Yellow and White Wagtail, Blue-throat, Western Swallow and others.
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