Koshi Tapu Wildlife
Koshi Tappu wildlife
reserve has carved a place for itself as a birdwatcher’s
paradise. The reserve spreads over Spreads over Sptari and
Sunsari districts in East Nepal, defined by the eastern and
western embankments of River Koshi. The reserve had been
recognized as a Wetland site from 1987. The vegetation of the
reserve is menially grassland with patches of scrub and
deciduous reverine forests.
What makes Koshi Tappu special is that many birds seen here
are found in other parts of Nepal. The reserve has recorded
around 439 species of bird variety, some of which fly all the
way from Siberia during winter. A wide variety of ducks,
herons, storks, egrets, ibis are seen on the riverbanks. Koshi
Tappu Reserve also has one of the few elephant stables of
Asia. Other animals found here are wild buffalo, wild boar,
hog deer, spotted deer, blue bell and jackal. Gharial
crocodile and Gangetic dolphin are other attractions.
The best time to visit Koshi Tappu is between October and
March. Regular bus services are available from Kathmandu and
other major cities. The reserve can be accessed from Laukahi
in the East West Highway. From this point the park
headquarters at Kusaha is only three kilometers away. Another
option is to fly to Biratnagar and then drive to Laukahi or
Entry Fee Person Per Day :-
For Nepalese Nationals, 20
For SAARC Nationals, Rs.
For Other Foreign Nationals, Rs.
( Note : Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years ).
Filming permit fee ( Documentary
Films ) :
- For Nepalese Nationals, Rs 5000
- For SAARC Nationals, Rs. 25000
- For Other Foreign Nationals, equivalent national currency of
( Per Landing ), Rs. 2000
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