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Parsa Wildlife Reserve Safari is a rare opportunity to experience the nature and culture of Nepal’s Terai, Spread over parts of Chitwan, Makawanpur, Parsa and Bara districts, a considerable part of the Churia Hills of Central Nepal also falls in this region lending it an air of a more diverse terrain. The vegetation is tropical and sub tropical mostly covered with Sal forests, while the hills are covered with chir pine. Khair, sissoo and silk cotton are found along water areas.
The reserve provides good habitat fur animals like wild elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, blue bull and wild dog. Other common animals in the reserve are sambar, chital, hog deer, barking deer, langur monkey, rhesus macaques, striped hyena, rat, pal, and civet and jungle cat. There are 527 species of birds found in the reserve, one being the endangered great hornbill gourd in certain parts of the forest. Other bird species include peafowl, red jungle fowl, flycatchers and woodpeckers. Birds and animals apart the reserve also habitats snakes lide king cobra, common cobra, krait, rat snake and python.
Parsa Wildlife Reserve is one of the easiest places to reach. The reserve headquarter Adhabar is eight-hour drive from the capital city and falls on the East-West Mahendra Highway. Another option is to fly to Simra in Bara district, from where the reserve headquarters is only seven kilometers away.
Arrival: A reception will be hosted by the Naturalist, refreshment, briefing about the program and Camp.
1400 hrs Lunch at Central Dinning Hall.
1600 hrs Visiting elephant stable and Tharu Village.
1930 hrs Dinner and briefing the program for next day.
0600 hrs Wake up call for morning activities
0700 hrs Breakfast at Central Dinning Hall
0730 hrs Canoe ride for 30 minutes along the government authorities. River and Jungle walk. Chances to see many kinds of birds, Rhinoceros, Deer, Tiger, and many more.
1300 hrs Lunch at Hall
1500 hrs Elephant Back Safari through open grassland & forest on back and lookout for Rhino & other wild animal closely but safely.
1700 hrs Culture Program
1930 hrs Dinner and Overnight
0600 hrs Wake up call and forward to Bird watching
0800 hrs Breakfast
0930 hrs Departure
US$ 369 per person
-Minimum 2 persons
(The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.)
CANOE RIDE: During the canoe trip on the Rapti river, you will be able to view the full array of nature's beauty including plenty of birds, crocodiles and other animals. There is a chance you may see the two types of crododiles -Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.
VILLAGE TOURS: Experience the uniquely placed culture of the Tharu people. Relish what their culture is like in the Tharu village Museum in the heart of Sauraha in Bachhyauli. For centuries, the Tharus have lived very close to this protected area and hence their tradition reflects their intimate relationship with the natural world. Visit the Tharu village and share their world with them as you reach out touch another culture.
ELEPHANT SAFARI: Seated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grasslands and core area of the park, you become an integral part of the life of the national park. The elephant safaris, though not the most comfortable ridges, is an amazing experience. And it doesn't take long to spot at least a rhino in these forest.
JUNGLE DRIVE: Drive into the heart of the park for a good chance to spot the rare species. The drive takes you along time-worn trails with great opportunities of viewing big animals. Don't forget to move on to Kasara, the park headquarters wherein you will get the chance to visit the Kasara Durbar and the Crocodie Breeding Centre.The centre is housed with a number of breeding and hatching ponds to produce and rear the animal until they are ready for release in the wild.
ELEPHANT BREEDING CENTRE: Of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful. Our naturalists will take you to the Hattisar to demonstrate. how elephant's meals are prepared and how they eat in the Elephant Breeding Centre. They will explain the nature and habits of elephants. The unique centre was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephants trapping for domestication.
JUNGLE WALK: Walk out and stretch your legs deep into the forest accompanied by professional naturalists as they share their extensive knowledge with you on your way to prime spots in quest of rare and endemic species, Be on the lookout for the great one-horned rhinoceros, wild boar, sloth bear, bison, gangetic dolphins, gharial crocodile and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
ELEPHANT BATHING: Just chill out beside the tranquility of the Rapti River and watch the appealing elephant taking a bath or if it's too tempting, join them while taking a dip down the river.
THARU STICK DANCE: Savour the magnificent culture dance of the Tharu communities watching by the bon fire in the evening in any of the hotels of Sauraha.