Nepal's National Parks: A Wildlife Lover's Paradise

  • Post by Nabin Devkota
  • Jun 13, 2023

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Nepal does not fail to surprise the world with its wonders. From being a country of cultural diversity and heavenly landscapes to obscure history, this country offers it all. Moreover, this country is home to some of the best flora and fauna in the world. The natural gift demands special care, and Nepal has provided it with some of the best national parks in the world. 

So, let’s take a glance at Nepal’s national parks. 


12 National Parks in Nepal

Nepal has a total of 12 national parks across the country. It might seem much, but it is pretty remarkable, considering the size of the country. These 12 national parks have some distinct features that make them one of a kind. 

So, let’s look at some of the best national parks in this country.


Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park proves the nation's dedication to protecting its abundant biodiversity. Chitwan, one of Asia's most well-known national parks, attracts nature enthusiasts and animal lovers with its astounding variety of flora and fauna. It is the most visited national park in Nepal.

Chitwan National Park, situated in the subtropical lowlands of southern Nepal, covers an incredible 952 square kilometers and is home to thick forests, grasslands, and wetlands. The park, founded in 1973, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 for its significant contribution to biodiversity preservation.

This place is home to rare and exotic animals like the One-Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Marsh Mugger Crocodile, Gharial (Fish-Eating Crocodile), Spotted Deer (Chital), Hog Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Bengal Fox, and Hanuman Langur. 

Moreover, you can find other animals like the Indian Pangolin, Indian Python, Indian Cobra, Common Krait, Monitor Lizard, Assam Roofed Turtle, and other species of Turtles and Tortoises.

Best time to visit: February – April


Bardiya National Park

Bardiya National Park, located in Nepal's untouched and remote western area, is an emblem of abundant biodiversity. Bardiya, one of Nepal's largest and least-polluted protected regions, attracts both environment and wildlife lovers with its astounding variety of plants and animals. 

Bardiya National Park, with its roughly 968 square kilometers of varied terrain, is a sanctuary for animals. The region's extensive grasslands, deep woodlands, and flowing rivers create a flourishing environment that supports a remarkable diversity of plant and animal species.

Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Mugger Crocodile, Gangetic Dolphin, and Golden Jackal call this place their home. Likewise, more than 300 bird species, including the Bengal florican, Sarus crane, smaller florican, great hornbill, osprey, and black-necked stork, are said to reside in the park. 

Best time to visit: October to March


Sagarmatha National Park