Kalagarh Tiger Reserve in Lansdowne Uttarakhand
The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is located in Lansdowne and is part of the Corbett National Park. The Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1974, and the northern section of the park near Lansdowne was dubbed the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.
This animal refuge is located 13 kilometers from Lansdowne along the Mandaal River. The area is home to a diverse diversity of flora and animals, including over 40 bird species such as Hornbills, Orange Bullfinch, and Monal. The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is divided into four gates: Vatanvasa, Kalingo, Maidavan, and Durgadevi.
In the huge Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, there are many resorts and forest rest houses where guests can stay and enjoy the beauty of the property as well as many other activities offered by these resorts. There is an option for an exciting ‘Jungle Safari’ through the entire tiger reserve, which allows you to see a variety of wild species.
Tourists can take a Jeep safari to Sonanadi Zone from Vatanvasa Gate, Pakhro Gate, and Kolhuchaur. All gates are easily connected by road, and guests can book a Safari online by visiting this website.
The nearest railway station to the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is Kotdwar (about 14 kilometers distant), and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (119 Kms away). The distance from Kotdwar to Vanvasa gate is 47 kilometers, and the distance from Lansdowne is around 57 kilometers.
The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is open from November to June and closed the rest of the year (mostly during the monsoon season) due to animal reproduction.