Spread over a total of 800 square kilometer area, the Valmiki National Park located in the West Champaran District of the Indian State of Bihar. Situated on the Indian border with Nepal, it was established as a National Park in the year 1990.
Surrounded by the Royal Chitwan National Park of Nepal to the north, which is a natural extension, the Valmiki National Park is bounded by the River Gandak on the west. The spectacular flora within the Park consists of Sal, Reed Beads, Cane and moist grasslands which cover up a majority of the terrain of these woodlands.
Mount Annapurna marks a serene and timid presence on the western fringes of these reserved forests against a backdrop of the mighty Himalayan Ranges. Recognized as a Tiger Reserve, the Valmiki National Park has the fourth largest tiger population in this sub-continent, and is loved and admired by nature and adventure freaks desiring to revisit the Park as often as they can.
A wide variety of fauna found in this Park includes Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Wolf, Deer, Hog Deer, Serow, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Single Horned Rhinoceros, Indian Bison, Wild Dog, Hyena, Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Python and Peafowl.
Bettiah is the nearest Town at a distance of 80 kilometers from Valmiki Nagar, the entrance to the Valmiki National Park. Patna is the closest Airport and Valmiki Nagar itself is a Rail-Head on the gates of this incredible preserved forest lands. Remember, June to October is the best time to be here, since, the winter is harsh and almost touching the freezing point.