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Chitwan Jungle Safari

Chitwan National Park is situated in southwestern of Nepal and covers 932 square Kilometers. This is Nepal's first famous national park for the wildlife safaris. You can see wild elephant, white footed gaur (the world's largest wild cattle), leopards, wild boar, sloth bear and several species of deer including the spotted, barking, samber and hog deer. It is the home of the one-horned rhinoceros and harbors one of the largest populations of the exclusive and rare Royal Bengal tigers. The swampy areas and numerous ox-bow lakes are a perfect for marsh crocodiles. The park hosts 450 species of birds. The Tharu people who are pre-dominant of this area have unique cultural traditions. In Chitwan there are many hotels inside and outside of the park and outside of the park is known as Sauraha. There are lodges available inside and outside of jungle which can be chosen as per visitor's budget and interest.Usually visitors spend 2 nights and 3 days, but it is also possible to stay longer if you desire. Jungle Safari includes different activities such as:

 

Canoe Trip: You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which border the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

 

Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience.

 

Jungle Drive: A tour by four wheel drive in the less distributed areas of the park to track the rarer species. You will visit Ox-bow Lake and museum of historic interest relating to the park. However during this period we will visit 20,000 areas which afford a varied experience of birds and mammals.

 

Koshi Tappu Wild Life

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve first Gazettes back in 1976 was mainly established to protect the rare wild water buffaloes. The area of the reserve extends 175 sq. km to the north of one kilometer long barrage that spans the Koshi river. The vast expanse of water created by the barrage, Bird watching in Koshi Tappu marshes, lagoons, mudflats and arable land that lie around it offers an outstanding wetland which has about to create one of the best and finest bird watching sanctuaries in Asia. One of the most rewarding and greatest assets of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Park is that it offers ample scope for nature walks. For those with curiosity and perseverance, walking within the reserve on foot is the most profitable way of exploring the grassland, river lagoons and woodlands and vicinity of the barrage, just a short drive away.

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is accessible by air, surface and river. The journey by air is just 45 minutes flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu and then a mere one and half hours drive to the camp. Also rafting down for 8-10 days on the wild stretches of the Sun Koshi River is another exciting way to reach the destination. The third option would be the scenic drive through the meandering countryside road of about 500 km. That takes almost 10 hours from Kathmandu.

 

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq. km. The park situated in Nepal's Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species. Initially, a small area was gazette as the Tiger in Bardia nepal, tiger, bengal tiger in nepal, bardia national park Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976. When this area was protected, approximately 1500 people of the Babai valley were resettled outside the park allowing the vegetation and wildlife to flourish. In 1982, it was renamed as Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988.