Chunakhan Forest Rest House

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This beautiful FRH of Chunakhan named after the lime (chuna) melting activities carried out in the area. Amidst a sprawling campus surrounded by sal and teak forests, was built in 1913. It is 20 km from Ramnagar. The FRH shares its campus with the Centre for eco-tourism for sustainable livelihood (CESL) established in 2003, which is a nodal institution for promotion of ecotourism. The centre promotes awareness, training and research on ecotourism to assists the indigenous communities and addresses their livelihood issues. It has conference facilities and ample accommodation. Community based study tours are also organized from here.

Short treks to the Barati Rao waterfall which is a series of three waterfalls, the Laduwagar waterfall and the Corbett falls are worth walking to.

Tourist attraction near FRH :

Short walks/trails to Barati Rao, Laduagarh water fall, Corbett Fall (6kms), Corbett Museum (8kms) Sitabani Temple (24kms) Wildlife (Tiger, leopard, Elephant, Deer, Hogdeer etc.) near FRH.

Location : Ramnagar-Haldwani Highway (20kms from Ramnagar)

Forest Division: Tarai West Ramnagar
Elevation : 298m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1913

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