Tourist Places

Lauria Nandangarh - Buddhist Stupa

Historic place, Mauryan period

Lauria Nandangarh is a City/town about 28 km from Bettiah and 14 km from Narkatiaganj(shikarpur) in West Champaran district of Bihar state in northern India. It is situated near the banks of the Burhi Gandak River. The village draws its name from a pillar (laur) of Ashoka standing there and the stupa mound Nandangarh (variant Nanadgarh) about 2 km south-west of the pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is a historical site located in West Champaran district of Bihar. Remains of Mauryan period have been found here.

Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary

Also known as Saryaman

Udaypur/Udaipur Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in West Champaran district of Bihar state, India. It was established in 1978, and covers an area of 8.74 km².The wildlife sanctuary is predominantly wetland, located on an oxbow lake in the floodplain of the Gandaki River. It is home to a variety of water birds, both resident and migratory. The sanctuary has areas of swamp forest, dry riverine forest, and khair-sissoo forest (Acacia catechu-Dalbergia sissoo). It is in the Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The sanctuary has a rest house. The nearest town and railhead is Bettiah. The sanctuary is under the authority of the Deputy Director of the Champaran Forest Division, headquartered in Bettiah.

Valmiki National Park

Also known as Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve

Valmiki National Park,tiger reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the India-Nepal border in the West Champaran district of Bihar, India on the bank of river Gandak. It is the only National park in Bihar. The extensive forest area of Valmikinagar was previously owned by the Bettiah Raj and Ramanagar Raj until the early 1950s. Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is the 18th Tiger Reserve of the country. The Valmiki tract merges with the Chitwan National Park and Parsa Wildlife Reserve, also in the Himalayan terai, in the neighbor country Nepal. There is a healthy diversity of animals that are an icon of Bihar wildlife. The species of animals that dwell in the park includes the wild dogs, hog deer, jungle cats, Indian civets, hyenas, leopards, nilgais, sambars, chitals, peafowl, python, leopard, wolf, sloth bear, black buck, Tiger, and other species of deer.


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