Proposed Tiger Reserve
This wildlife sanctuary of Uttarakhand was established in 2012 which is cradled between the Gola and Sharda rivers in Haldwani forest division which covers an area of 269.96 km square. The sanctuary is a link between the Bramhadev and Sukhlaphata Wildlife Reserves of Nepal and the western forests of Ramnagar and the Terai central forest division in India.
Recently, The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recommended Nandhaur Widllife Sanctuary to be the third tiger reserve in the state. Uttarakhand has the maximum tiger population in any reserve of the world with 215 tigers. Nandhaur seems to be quite promosing for tiger conservation as per the memember secretary of NTCA.
Before it was notified as a wildlife sanctuary by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests most of the Nandhaur landscape was a reserve forest. Nandhaur is primarily a sal forest and has been a part of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve since 2002. It was in 2004 that the Wildlife Institute of India recognized Nandhaur as one of the feasible habitats. This sanctuary is a part of the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) which stretches from Uttarakhand in India and extends to Nepal.
Flora-Fauna in Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary
Being a naturally rich place, the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to more than 100 species of trees, over 30 shrub species and around 35 species of grasses and climbers. Nandhaur is also home to more than 250 species of birds, 15 species of reptiles and 20 species of fishes. The major mammalian species include Asian elephants, leopards, tigers and sloth bears.
The forest department have found a tree which is termed as the King of Trees. The tree is expected to be 200 years old with 54 feet wide and 120 feet high.
How to Reach
The Nanduar Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Haldwani forest division is adjacent to Corbett and Ramnagar in Nainital district. It can be easily accessed via bus, train or taxi. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam Railway Station and Pantnagar Civil Aerodrome is the nearest airport to Nanduar. You can also hire local taxis from Pantnagar airport or from Kathgodam to Nanduar wildlife sanctuary.
Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for?
Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Bird Watching, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Wildlife Tourism.