Jungle safari tours are great adventure activities in Terai, Nepal. They let you explore various species of flora and fauna of the conserved areas of Tarai and amazing outdoor activities such as elephant safari, canoeing, etc. Jungle safari tours provide you with the opportunity to witness some of the rare animals in their natural habitats. Sublime Trails designs jungle safari trek packages that take you to the wilderness of Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park.
Terai is the lowland of Nepal that lies in the southern part of the foothills of Himalayas. Tropical and subtropical jungles of Terai are home of many species of plants, animals, and birds. You can even spot some endangered species such as One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Blue Bull, Gharial etc. Nepal Government has established conservation areas/parks to reserve the birds, animals, and plants. 9 National Park, 3 wildlife reserved and 6 conservations are established till now among wich Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park is the most famous conservation parks in Tarai. These parks are the best place for wildlife exploration and adventure activities such as elephant safari, canoeing, etc. Chitwan National Park is considered to be the best place in Nepal for bird watching as the highest number of bird species reside here.
Jungle safari tour packages are designed for family vacations, academic tours, and outdoor activities. They might be perfect retreats from your everyday life as you will get to learn many new things about plants and animals. Apart from jungle exploration, you will get opportunities to learn about the culture and traditions of local people. These tours are feasible for everyone as they don't demand physical fitness so without any doubt jungle safaris are the best outdoor activities you can do while in Nepal.
While having jungle safaris, there are forest resorts available for accommodation. You can enjoy different cultural activities, traditional and local dishes in these resorts. Walk on the serene jungles of Terai while enjoying the chirps of birds, spotting the exotic animals and the view of the foothill of Himalayas can be one of the best experiences you can have in life.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the first national park and UNESCO world heritage site of Chitwan district. Jungles of Chitwan National Park is the home of some exotic plants and animals. More than 700 species of animals reside here including 68 mammal species and 543 species of birds. This park has the record for the highest number of species of birds so is the best place for bird watching. In Chitwan National Park, you can enjoy the jungle safari with the trained naturalist who will give you information regarding the floras and faunas of Park. You can enjoy elephant riding and spot animals such as one-horned rhino, gharial, Bengali tiger, etc. Canoeing is also available in the Rapti river. You can also enjoy the ox-cart ride while enjoying amazing views of the landscapes in the evening.
Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is the largest National Park of Terai, Nepal. It is situated in between the Siwalik Hills and Nepalgunj Surkhet Highway. Most of the area of the park is dominated by the subtropical forests (70%) while the remaining part is grassland, savanna and riverine. The park contains 839 species of plants and is the home of 642 animals. You can expect to see animals such as Rhino, Gangetic Dolphin, Elephants, Swamp deers, Bengali Tiger, etc. As the park contains 407 species of birds, it is a wonderful place for bird watching. You may spot some exotic birds such as Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, etc. During Bardia National Park Safari, you can tour around the jungle with trained naturalists, elephant riding, ox-cart ride, bird watching, etc.