Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve Tour
Covering an area of 305 sq km the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is located in the far-eastern lowland Terai district of Dhangadi. This is Nepal's second largest wildlife reserve in the Terai and has vast expanses of plain grasslands and Sal forests along with marshes and wetlands. The park was originally reserved as a hunting area but was later converted to a wildlife reserve to protect the Swamp Deer of which there currently are around 2000 along with herds of the wild Asiatic Elephant as well as the Royal Bengal Tiger. Other animals found here include the Spotted Deer, Blue Bull, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Leopard, Jackal, Langur and Rhesus monkeys. The reserve is also home to the Sarus Crane, Swamp Francolin, Gross Owl, Warblers, Flycatchers and the endangered Bengal Florican and reptiles like the Marsh Mugger crocodile, Cobra and python.
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is less than half an hours drive from Dhangadi which is around an hour and half's flight from Kathmandu. There are a few lodges around the reserve and the best time to visit here is between February and March