Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve, located in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, is a pristine wildlife sanctuary known for its rich biodiversity and natural beauty. Established in 2012, the reserve spans over an area of approximately 58.25 square kilometers and is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve it is nestled in the lush and expansive forests of Ramangar Forest Division, Ramnagar. This stunning reserve boasts several small and babbling streams that weave through it, before finally dissipating into the KOSI and DABKA Rivers. Interestingly, this reserve is home to more than 33 different species of mammals, 365 species of birds, and over 400 species of flora - talk about biodiversity! The Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve sets the gold standard for eco-tourism in India and provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience that truly connects you with nature, all while promoting conservation efforts. The reserve itself features breathtaking landscapes, stunning waterfalls, and an incredibly diverse range of wildlife that you can witness in and around the area.

Our primary objective is to encourage responsible and sustainable eco-tourism, that contributes positively to the local communities, while also supporting our conservation efforts. So, come on over to Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve and experience the magic of nature, close and personal!

The Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve is named after the prominent Pawalgarh Village, which lies within its boundaries. The reserve is situated in the Terai region of Uttarakhand, at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. The Terai region is known for its dense forests, grasslands, and diverse wildlife. The primary objective of the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve is to protect and conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. The reserve acts as a crucial wildlife corridor, connecting the Corbett park with the Ramnagar Forest Division. It serves as a vital habitat for numerous wildlife species and helps maintain the ecological balance in the area. The reserve is characterized by a varied landscape, comprising thick forests, grassy meadows, and riverine ecosystems. Sal forests dominate the region, along with mixed deciduous forests and patches of bamboo. The diverse vegetation provides shelter and sustenance to a wide array of animal species.

Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve is renowned for its impressive wildlife population. It is home to several species, including tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, Indian pangolins, sambar deer, barking deer, and wild boars. The reserve is also a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 200 species of birds recorded in the area, including the rare and endangered Great Slaty Woodpecker and the White-rumped Vulture. The reserve offers opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers to explore its wonders. Visitors can embark on jungle safaris, nature walks, and birdwatching excursions to witness the incredible biodiversity firsthand. The serene environment, tranquil streams, and breathtaking landscapes make it a perfect getaway for those seeking solace in nature. Efforts are continuously made to protect and preserve the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve. Strict regulations and monitoring mechanisms are in place to curb illegal activities such as poaching and logging. Additionally, local communities are actively involved in conservation initiatives, promoting sustainable livelihoods and creating awareness about the importance of preserving the region's natural heritage. To facilitate eco-tourism and provide visitors with comfortable accommodation, a few eco-friendly resorts and lodges have been established on the fringes of the reserve. These establishments ensure minimal impact on the environment and offer visitors an immersive experience in the lap of nature.