Where rare is common!
The tag line found on the notice boards could not be more appropriate. You get to see Crocodiles, Alligators, Elephants, Tigers, Gangetic Dolphins, rare turtles, deers and antelopes. They all are found in their natural habitat. It is few places in India where you would find fresh water dolphins. The waters of Gairwa provide safe haven for crocodiles and alligators. Do not miss the chance to ride on the motorboat here.
Katarniaghat can be imagined a puzzle with a kid which has only five types of pieces – Sal, Teak, Lush grasslands, swamps and wetlands. The kid arranges the puzzle which fits perfectly to form this Terai-fic forest. Katarniaghat has four divisons – Katernia, Nishangara, Murthia & Dhampur are located in the core area.
Katarnia ghat resides in the Bahraich district. 400 sq kms of pristine beauty and wildlife. Of 1300 species of birds found in India 450 are present in terai region. Katarniaghat boasts of providing home to various aquatic species. Darters, Grey Heron, Painted Storks, Spoonbills, Asean openbil and Northern Pinten are few to name here. You can spot Red Pochard, Rudy shelduck on migration.