Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is a part of Corbett National Park situated in the Lansdowne region of Uttarakhand. When Jim Corbett Park was established in 1974, the northern region of the park was renamed as Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.

In Jim Corbett National ParkOutskirts of Lansdowne, Dugadda & Kotdwar Plain region of Pauri Garhwal
Paid Entry
4 hr

Spread over a large area of 300 sq km, The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is known for lush green Sal, Sheesham and other deciduous trees along with wide variety of wildlife that inhabit the region. Tourists and wildlife enthusiasts can easily spot animals such as leopards, monitor lizards, elephants, sloth bear, chital, musk deer, barking deer. Few people are lucky enough to spot the Bengal tiger basking in the afternoon sun.

The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve has four gates namely

  1. Vatanvasa (which leads to Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary)
  2. Kalingo
  3. Maidavan
  4. Durgadevi Gate

There are three Forest Rest House (FRH) located in the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve in places like Mudiyapani, Halduparao, Rathuadhab, Kanda and Lohar Chaur.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is between the months of October and March. The national parks remain close during the summer season as well as during the monsoon which is the breeding season.

How to Reach Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Kalagarh Tiger Reserve lies in the scenic Pano valley in the Lansdowne region of Uttarakhand. In order to reach Kalagarh, one has to reach Duggada. From here the road diverges – one goes uphill towards Lansdowne hill station while the other reaches the forest trails to the Tiger Reserve. The nearest railway station is at Kotdwara (14kms) and nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun, some 119 kms away.

Read How to Reach guide for Corbett National Park.

Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is popular place for following activities/ interests - Safari, Tiger Reserve, Wildlife Tourism.