Sonandai wildlife sanctuary was is corridor created between the Corbett National Park and the Rajaji National Park,this is a elephant corrridor who migrates along a corridor connecting the Sharda and Yamuna rivers, It is in the north of Ramganag rivers covers an area of 301.76 sq. km.. In the rainy season, it is the favorite place for the Asiatic Elephant. Creation of Kalagarh Dam has submerged 82 sq. km. of forest land separating the Corbett National Park and the Sonanadi Sanctuary, significantly movement of elephants is disturbed .The area’s have also higher tiger population. Wildlife in the Sanctuary includes tigers, cheetal, gorals, kakars, bears, magars, ghariyals, others, pythons, leopards, sambars,and the King Cobra. , there are about 550 species and sub-species of bird life in this sanctuary. The Pied hornbill,Black necked stork, Kaleej pheasant Palash Fishing eagle, Hawk eagle, and the collared falconets are some of the the local birds diversity.
The sanctuary’s forests are full of Shisam, Khair, Asna trees Sal,and Bamboo.One can enjoy fishing in the zone of Marchula to Doumunda with permit issued by forest deptt. Mahasheer,fresh water fish is found in abundance here.
Established: was established in 1987
Location :Kotdwar tehsil (Pauri district )home to the migratory Asiatic Elephant
Distance : 130km around from dehradun, haridwar its around 30km
How to reach: The entry point for the sanctuary is at Vatanvasa, by a 9 km motorable road.
Where to Stay: There are many Forest Rest houses in the Sanctuary for which booking is done from the office