Sprawled over an area of around 400 sq km, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. It is strategically connected to the rest of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve and Bardia National Park (Nepal). The sanctuary is flooded with greenery, a wide range of flora and fauna along with wetlands and swamps. The Girwa river flows by the sanctuary making it an ideal place to spot mugger crocodiles as well as Gharials (One with long snouts). One interesting creature to spot here is the Gangetic Dolphin. Other fauna species present here are Bengal florican, long-billed vultures and more. A visit to Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary can fulfil dual purposes of learning and a rich wildlife experience.
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