The Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve is a protected area located in the Terai region of Uttarakhand, India. It was established in 2012 with the aim of conserving the rich biodiversity of the region and protecting the wildlife habitat. The reserve covers an area of approximately 179 square kilometers.
The Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve is known for its diverse flora and fauna, including several endangered and vulnerable species. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, deer species like sambar and chital, and many bird species.
The reserve is characterized by its dense forests, grasslands, and riverine ecosystems. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, and the landscape is marked by rolling hills, rivers, and streams.
The main objectives of the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve are to protect and restore the natural habitat, promote conservation research and education, and provide opportunities for eco-tourism. The reserve allows visitors to explore its natural beauty and experience wildlife in its natural habitat through guided safaris and nature walks.
Conservation efforts in the reserve include habitat restoration, anti-poaching measures, and community involvement. Local communities are encouraged to participate in conservation activities and sustainable livelihood initiatives to ensure the long-term success of the reserve.
Overall, the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve serves as an important ecological corridor, connecting various protected areas in the region. It plays a vital role in preserving the biodiversity of the Terai landscape and providing a haven for wildlife in Uttarakhand.
Sitabani tourism zone is open all round the year for safari tours and there is no limit of gypsies entering in the area. Corbett Tiger Reserve Authority does not offer any kind of permit for the entry in to this zone. Sitabani area has become favourite spot for tourists walking because of its elaboration in the Hindu Epic Ramayana. The epic says that wife of Lord Rama - goddess Sita spent some days of her exile in Sitabani jungle. The entire jungle is protected and supervised by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Sitabani forest area is known for its varied variety of flora. This landscape shelters more than 600 species of trees, shrubs, bamboos, herbs grasses, orchids, woody climbers and wetland vegetation. Sal, Sheesham, Kanju, Dhak, Haldu, Peepal, mangoes and Rohini trees are some of the important evergreen flora of the Sitabani area. Procedure to book safari for Sitabani area - Advance booking is suggested for taking safari rides is Sitabani area. Though, Corbett Tiger Reserve Authority does not offer any kind of permit for the entry in to this zone. Instead, Sitabani Forest Department gives the permission for jeep safari in this region.
|Price (Indian):||INR 4999 / Per Safari Inclusive Permit, 4X4 Jeep & Taxes (Maximum 6 Persons & 2 Children (b/w - 5 to 12 years).|
|Price (Foreigner):||INR 12999 / Per Safari Inclusive Permit, 4X4 Jeep & Taxes (Maximum 6 Persons & 2 Children (b/w - 5 to 12 years).|
|Zones:||Sitabani Tourism Zone.|
|Timings:||Morning 6:30 AM - 10.00 AM | Evening 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Safari Timing Varies as Season Changes).|
|Inclusions:||Permission of PCR, 4X4 Jeep, Driver, Permit and All Entries & Taxes. ( Guide Fee to be paid by the guest on the spot directly ).|
The full name, age, sex of each visitor as printed same on the identity cards to be provided along with the confirmatory amount
Preferred travelling date & Safari timing (Morning/Afternoon)
Specific ID card number of your ( Voter Id, Aaadhar No, Driving license No etc)
Safari Entry fee paid in advance
E-permits are non-refundable if permit is booked/confirmed
Please carry the same ID card submitted during online booking
Please intimate us 30days in advance (for Indian nationals)
Foreign nationals can ask for booking 90 days in advance
Passport details are mandatory for making reservation of foreigner tourists
Safari permit is issued on first come first serve basis (subject to availability)
As the entire periphery of the Jim Corbett National Park; falls under restricted and protected area, so official permission is required to visit the core area of the tiger territory. There are two kinds of official permits issued by the government for entering into any safari zone of the park. Day visit permit (for jeep/canter safari) and Permits for night stay inside the Government forest lodges The day visit permits are required by Indian nationals as well as foreigners for entering into any tourism zone in Jim Corbett National Park. Accommodation inside the park is possible after obtaining night stay permit that are issued by issuing authorities of Government officials. Visitors can make booking for 01 night and maximum for 03 nights only.
It is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve which was first to come under the Project Tiger initiative launched in 1973.