Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Parsa Wildlife Reserve (499 sq km)
Parsa Wildlife Reserve is a protected area located in the southern part of Nepal. It covers an area of 499 square kilometers and is situated in the Terai region, which is characterized by its lowland forests, grasslands, and wetlands.
The reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, and several species of deer. It is also a habitat for many bird species, including the endangered Bengal florican.
The reserve is managed by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and was established in 1984. It is adjacent to the Chitwan National Park and the Barandabhar Corridor, forming an important ecological corridor for wildlife in the region.
Visitors to the Parsa Wildlife Reserve can enjoy a variety of activities, including jungle safaris, birdwatching, and nature walks. There are several accommodation options available, ranging from basic lodges to luxury resorts.
Activites : Jungle safari on elephant-back, Jungle walk, jeep drive
Access: Fly to Simara from Kathmandu(15 Mins.) and then by road to the reserve headquarters (7 km), or overland from Kathmandu(150 km via Hetauda)
Best Season: Oct-Mar, Apr-Jun(hot, 30-35 degrees celsius)Jul-Sep(Monsoon)