Jungle Safari in Nepal
Nepal is right destination for Jungle Safari. Large number of people across the globe pays their visit here just to witness various species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. The jungle of the low land of Nepal, Terai, inhabits most of the wild animals.
Jungles are abundant in Nepal and it stretches more than thousands of square miles. The site is renowned for inhabiting different species of endangered animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Onhe-Horned Rhino, Swamp deer, Red Panda and many more.
There are 10 national parks, three wildlife reserves and seven conservation areas. All of them are dedicated in protecting different species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Similarly, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is popular site for hunting where thousands of people visit to enjoy hunting in natural state.
The 11 national parks cover around 11,000 square kilometers area of this beautiful country.
They are highlighted here below:
- Chitwan National Park – 932 Sq. km (360 sq mi)
- Sagarmatha National Park – 1,148 Sq. km (443 sq mi)
- Langtang National Park – 1,710 Sq. km (660 sq mi)
- Rara National Park – 106 Sq. km (41 sq mi)
- Khaptad National Park – 225 Sq. km (87 sq mi)
- SheyPhoksundo National Park – 3,555 Sq. km (1,373 sq mi)
- Bardiya National Park – 968 Sq. km (374 sq mi)
- Makalu Barun National Park – 1,500 Sq. km (580 sq mi)
- Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park – 159 Sq. km (61 sq mi)
- Banke National Park – 550 Sq. km (210 sq mi)
The wildlife reserves cover more than 1100 square kilometer of the total area. They are:
- KoshiTappu Wildlife Reserve – 175 Sq. km (68 sq mi)
- Parsa Wildlife Reserve – 637 Sq. km (246 sq mi)
- Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve – 305 Sq. km (118 sq mi)
Similarly, there are six conservation areas:
- Annapurna Conservation Area – 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq mi)
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area – 2,035 km2 (786 sq mi)
- Manaslu Conservation Area – 1,663 km2 (642 sq mi)
- Blackbuck Conservation Area – 15.95 km2 (6.16 sq mi)
- Api Nampa Conservation Area – 1,903 km2 (735 sq mi)
- Gaurishankar Conservation Area – 2,179 km2 (841 sq mi)
Jungles here are not only associated with animals but also with people who are still regarded as jungle people—Tharu. Forest here inhabits more than 181 species of mammals, 100 reptiles, 43 amphibians, 185 fishes, 900 species of birds and around 1000 species of butterflies.
Moreover, there are more than 200 Royal Bengal Tigers in the jungles of Nepal. More than 600 One-Horned rhinos and around 250 sloth bears roam freely in the jungles of Nepal like Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, and may others.