Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal

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#57 of 83 in Parks in Nepal
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175km2 of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts. It comprises extensive mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi River, and ranges in altitude from 75to. It was established in 1976 and designated as a Ramsar site in December 1987.It can be accessed from the Mahendra Highway.HistoryDuring 1997 to 1998, an interview survey was conducted in the Paschim Kasuha VDC adjacent to the east of the reserve to investigate the extent of park–people conflict. The findings showed that wild water buffalo and wild boar were major crop raiders between September and February. Large numbers of cattle were found grazing freely inside the reserve. Local people are responsible for illegal utilization of forest products, poaching and river fishing inside the reserve.In 2005, the reserve together with the Koshi Barrage was identified as one of 27 Important Bird Areas of Nepal.
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  • You must travel to Koshi Tappu I stayed in Aqua Birds Unlimited nice place to stay with all basic facility. One of the best spot for bird watching is I front of the restaurant can see more than 100 sp...  more »
  • This is the best place to watch varities of birds in nepal. We went there and spend two days and night. And it was a great memory.  more »
  • Do ask people for directions else you'll get lost. The place is situated along the eastern embankment of River Kosi. The place has its office at Kushaa End. There's a small museum at office. The museu...  more »
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  • It is one of the Wildlife reserve in eastern part of Nepal. Large number of birds migrate here in different seasons and is best place for bird watching. There is also a museum where we can see some of the preserved birds and animals. If timing favours you can watch crocodiles,wild buffalo, deer & elephants.
  • Nice place.Different dead animals bones and flesh are preserved for watching.It is one of the famous place of Nepal itself as it can be taken as studying place for botany and zoology for science student and it is one of the destination to visit for college students who are streaming science.
  • Small museum of remainings of elephant , dolphin,birds, Python etc and on paying small charge you can visit jungle and see wild Buffalo wild elephant and all if you are lucky one . You can ride your vehicle on dam and see the site .Sorry but I don't have photos . Obviously will give next time . It's 5km approx inside from main road
  • Great place to get close to natural beauty and diversity of Nepal. It's so soothing there.
  • Nice place...but we are not able to go elephant jungle Safari.....so if you manage then great
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