Bardia and Suklaphanta National Park
Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is largest with an area of 968 sq km and an undisturbed wilderness protected area of Nepal. The 70% area of the park is covered by forest and home for endangered animals including Royal Bengal Tiger, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and blackbuck. The other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger, and Gangetic dolphin.
Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican(Sypheotides indicus), white-rumped vulture, peafowl, Sarus Crane(Antigone Antigone), and bar-headed geese(Anser indicus), which are symbolic of the park. More than 30 different mammals, over 407 species of birds, and several species of snakes, lizards, and fish have been recorded in the park’s forest, grassland, and river.
Seasonally several migratory birds visit the park. The best destination for wildlife viewing, Jeep safari, and opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tiger.
Suklaphanta National Park
The Suklaphanta National Park is located in the far southwestern part of Nepal in Kanchanpur district. The park covers area of 305 sq km and a total of 24 mammal species are recorded, a total of 350 species of birds of which 180 are breeding species, 14 species of fish, also recorded 10 species of ectoparasites and biting flies.
Shuklaphanta National Park as a model in swamp deer conservation while also housing key wildlife species such as tigers and rhinos. The best destination for Wildlife viewing, jeep safari, and opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tiger.