Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, nestled just 13 kilometers from Lansdowne, this wildlife sanctuary sprawls over a whopping 300 sq km and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. And when we say diverse, we mean it! From tigers and leopards to barking deer, hog deer, and goral, the wildlife sightings here are bound to leave you roaring with excitement!
If you’re in the mood for some jungle adventure, hop on a jeep safari and explore the park for 2-3 hours. Keep in mind that private vehicles are not allowed inside the reserve forest, and forest department authorized safaris is available from Vatanvasa Gate, which is conveniently located near Kotdwar and Lansedowne city.
Now, let’s talk about the stars of the show – the tigers! Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is part of the Corbett landscape and is known for its high density of tigers and leopards. But that’s not all – there are also Himalayan black bears, sloth bears, and over 400 species of birds to spot here. We’re talking kingfishers, eagles, vultures, and even the majestic hornbills. And if you’re lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of crocodiles, king cobras, and rock pythons too!
When you’re not busy spotting wildlife, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the forest. Kalagarh is home to several species of trees such as sal, sheesham, and bamboo, along with medicinal plants. It’s truly a nature lover’s paradise!
One important thing to note – the Tiger Reserve is open to visitors from 15th November to 15th June. The weather during this time is cool and dry, making it the perfect time to explore the park. And if you’re worried about accommodation, don’t be! There are several options available, from Forest Rest Houses to private camps and cottages.
So pack your bags, grab your binoculars, and get ready for an adventure like no other! The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is waiting for you!