While the high Himalaya makes up Nepal's northern region, the southern lowland known as the Terai is covered with dense tropical jungles teeming with diverse wildlife and exotic birds. Here you will find some of the most exciting safari destinations in the world. You will be going into deep jungle on elephant back or four-wheel drive vehicle to view wild animals in their natural habitat.

The best part is that it is close to Kathmandu and easily accessible (only 165 km overland), and Bharatpur airport adjoining the park is a mere 25-minute flight away (there are daily flights from Kathmandu).

Other thrills are canoe rides on the jungle rivers, nature walks, bird watching excursions, and village tours. Among the 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in the Kingdom, the Chitwan National Park (932 sq km) is the most popular safari destination. More than 43 species of animals are found in Chitwan. The endangered one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, Gharial crocodile, four-horned antelope, striped hyena, and the Gang tic dolphin are the main attractions here.


Bardia National Park

968 sq. Km ( 600 sq. mi.) of undisturbed lowlands and wilderness in the Terai ( close ...


Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

1325 Sq. Km. extending from Middle Mts. to high Himalayas No resorts/lodges; only camping ...


Khaptad National Park

225 Sq. Km. consisting of middle & high mountains with an average elevation of 3000m Only ...


Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

175 sq. Km ( 109 sq. mi.) in Terai lowlands View Buffalos, 350 birds species, Crocodiles, ...


Parsa Wildlife Reserve

499 sq. Km ( 309 sq.mi.) View Elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, cobras, kraits, ...


Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

305 Sq. Km. which was a Royal hunting domain & prime habitat of swamp-deer, tiger, elephant, ...