|When To Visit?
The best seasons to visit the park are fall (October-November) and spring
(mid February-April). From late April the weather carries more humidity and
experiences frequent thunderstorms. In the summer season the temperature rises
up to 40°C and the monsoon starts from early June.
What To See?
The park contains 70% of Shorea Robusta and the remaining 30% is covered with
the balance mixture of Grasslands, Savahnah and Riverine woods.
The animals commonly seen in the park are the Wild Boar, Hog Deer, Blue Bull,
Porcupine, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Mongoose, Civets, Jungle Cat, Rhesus Monkey,
Barking Deer, Samber Deer, Bandicoot, Otter, Jackal, Hyena, Common Leopard,
Fishing Cat, Langur Monkey etc. Endangered animals like the one-horned
Rhinoceros, Tiger, Black Buck, Wild Elephant, Gangetic Dolphin, Marsh Mugger and
Ghorial Crocodile are also found in this park.
The birds commonly seen are the Woodpecker (10 species), Drongo (7 Species),
Heron(5 Species), Bulbul (5 Species), Dove (5 Species), Egret (4 Species),
Parakeets (4 Species), King Fisher (4 Species), Bee Eater (4 Species), Barbet (4
Species), Pigeon (3 Species), Stork (3 Species), Shell Duck, Eurasian thick knee
Rudy, White Eye, Sunbird, Babbler, Warble, Flycatcher, Red Wattled Lapwing, Comb
Duck, Merganser Duck, Cormorant and Bar Headed Goose. Endangered birds like the
Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, Silver eared Mesia are also found in this
How To Travel?
There is a daily domestic flight to
Kathmandu Airport. (There
exists at least six different airlines to help you out.) This national park can
be reached by surface route only. So after reaching Nepalgunj, public bus
services await us to the Far West Terai. To get to the park Headquaters at
Thakurdwara it is necessary to alight at Motipur and stroll 8 km. Private
vehicles can enter the park at east Chisapani, also 8 km north of Kohalpur on
the Nepalgunj-Surkhet highway, and cruise west along the fair weather road in
the park to eventually arrive at Thakurdwara. This generally takes a 3-4 hour
drive by a 4WD Vehicle. After the completion of the Mahendra Rajmarg (the super
highway which will cross the hot Terai Plains east to west), the park entrance
will be located at Motipur.