The sprawling FRH of Powalgarh is 6 km from Bailparao built in 1912. In December 2012, an area of 505 sq km was notified as Powalgarh Conservation reserve due to its importance for wildlife conservation. The forests of Sitabani are contiguous from Powalgarh Drives to Bhandarpani and Sitabani are good. The ‘Bachelor of Powalgarh’ was shot in this area by Jim Corbert. Kotabagh village just above Powalgarh on a flat land is a good visit. Thakur Dutt Joshi a retired Forest ranger, who has shot several man-eaters lives here. walk to Sandani chaur and Hathigaliyar are worth exploring through diverse forests full of birds.
Tourist attraction near FRH :
Sandani Gaja large grassland (5kms from FRH), Dabka & Baur rivers, wild life sighting, birdwatching (over 350 spices), short trails to Dabka valley and Sandani Gaja, haripura Reservoirs, Chhoti Haldwani.
Location : 20 kms from Ramnagar.
Forest Division: Ramnagar
Elevation : 403m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1912