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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
is situated in the eastern part of Nepal. The reserve is spread on the flood plains of the Sapta Koshi River.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu was gazetted in 1976 AD. With the covering area of one hundred square kilometers (100 sq. km.), it is situated in the eastern part of Nepal. The reserve is spread on the flood plains of the Sapta Koshi River.

When To Visit?
The best season to visit the park is the favorable months ranging from October to April because in the mid summer (June-July) the temperature rises straight up to 40C with high humidity.


What To See?

The reserve contains mainly the dry dints of vegetation like the tall Kharpater Grasslands with the rare Khair-Sisoo. A few portions of the reserve contain riverine forestations produced by the Sapta Koshi River.

The reserve contains mostly wild buffalos and other animals like the Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Hog Deer, etc.

In this reserve a total of 280 different species of birds have been recorded where twenty species of ducks, two species of ibises, storks, egrets, herons and endangered swamp partridges exist. Bengal floricans are also not to be missed.

How To Travel?
The reserve can be visited either by a daily departure plane of by bus. By airway, one can land in Biratnagar from Kathmandu and travel by local bus to the west for approximately two hours to reach the entrance of the reserve called Jouikhi.

For the bus rider one can travel by a daily night service of different final routes, for example, Kakarvitta, Dharan, Biratnagar, Bhadrapur, etc. because these stations are circulated via Joukhi Station.

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