Valmiki Tiger Reserve
Valmiki Tiger Reserve is located in the foothills of Himalayas on the north-west corner of Bihar, spread over Northern part of the West Champaran district. The terrain is undulating with a rich soil. Rivers Gandak, Pandai, Manor, Harha, Masan and Bhapsa flow through various parts of the reserve. By and large, the reserve is spread over lower Shivalik region with a deep water table. The tract is porous with boulders and sand deposits.
Area of the Tiger Reserve
CCore/critical tiger habitat : 598.45 sq km
Buffer/peripheral area : 300.93 sq km
Total : 899.38 sq km