Jungle Safari in Nepal
The Jungle safari takes place in the Terai, which is the part of the Gangetic Plains that connect south Nepal and north India for 500 kilometers. This stretch was called the "char koshe jhari" in Nepal, meaning the eight-mile forest stretch' that was a formidable barrier until the 1950s. The southern plains of Nepal are covered with dense tropical jungle teeming with fascinating wildlife and exotic birds. The one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, crocodile and Himalayan black bear are the stars of the show among the hundreds of species of wild animals that make their home here. The kingdom also contains over 800 species of colorful birds, or about 10% of the world total. An excursion through this zoological garden by elephant, canoe, and four-wheel drive vehicle is a jungle safari you'll remember for a long time.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was mainly established to protect the rare wild water buffaloes. The area of the reserve extends 175 sq. km to the north with one kilometer long barrage that spans the Koshi River. The vast expanse of water created by the barrage, marshes, lagoons, mudflats and arable land that lie around it offers an outstanding wetland which has created one of the best and finest bird watching sanctuaries in Asia.
Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai, covering an area of 968 sq. km. The park was established to protect the ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species. What makes a visit to Nepal\'s Bardia National Park particularly special is not just its large and intact habitat area and its isolated location, but also the presence of one of the last known herds of wild Elephants in South Asia.
Chitwan National Park (Chitwan means in the heart of the jungle) covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the Indian subcontinent with populations of more than 43 species of mammals in the park.