About Nandhaur Wildlife sanctuary

“An Act to provide for the protection of wild animals, birds and plants and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental there to with a view to ensuring the ecological and environmental security of the country.”

These are the lines or the title due to which Wildlife (Protection) Act passed by the Parliament in 1972 which is lastly amended in 2002.

NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) launched a project in 1973, the name of which is Project Tiger aiming to save Tigers whose numbering was continuously decreasing due to many reasons.

Why we need to save Tigers?

Tiger Reserve

Corbett National Park

Rajaji National Park

Established in 1983

Nandhaur Wildlife

Established in 2012

Surai Wildlife

Under Development

For reservation of Tigers, there are 4 Wildlife Sanctuaries was established in Uttarakhand respectively.

Because the conditions or environment needed for Tigers to survive is very good in India, that’s the reason that 70% of Tigers of World are found in India. Hence, There is responsibility of we, Indians, to save the animal that have favourable conditions to live in India.

The state government of Uttarakhand, while finding this area of adequate ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, natural,and zoological significance for the purpose of protecting, propagating and developing wildlife and its environment in the Terai Arc Landscape belt declared an area of 269.956 square Km as Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is located mainly in the Nainital & Champawat and partly in Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand state. This Wildlife Sanctuary falls in Shivalik - Bhabar tract between Gola and Sharda Rivers. But the main river, which flows though the sanctuary, is Nandhaur, which is its lifeline and around 30 km stretch of this river acts as the heart of the sanctuary.

Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is mainly established as Tiger reserve but not only limited to it. You can find beautiful Birds chirping musically all around , Beautiful Peacocks dancing in the rain, Deers grooming all around, Elephants and many more animals.

The main attrartion in the Nandhaur wild life sanctuary are :

  • Large Number of Tigers
  • Dancing Peacocks
  • 250 species of Beautiful Birds
  • 20 species of Fishes
  • Boom Rafting in Tanakpur
  • Famous Surya Devi Mandir (Near Chorgaliya)
  • Innocent Deers
  • More than 100 species of Trees