Sitabani is a forest area popular for bird watching, and is the only place where tourists can walk. At this place, tourists can see the Valmiki Temple and a river. Various species of reptile can be observed near the riverbank. According to a legend, the Hindu Goddess Sita (wife of Lord Rama) spent few days of her banishment here.This area is not under the administration of the Corbett Tiger Reserve; rather it is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is a natural habitat of tigers, elephants, deers, sambars, barking deers, porcupines, and king cobras. Sitabani Forest Department makes arrangements for elephant safaris in the region.