Parsa National Park
The Parsa National park spreads over parts of Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa and Bara districts of Nepal. The vegetation is tropical and sub-tropical mostly covered with Sal forests, while the hills are covered with chir pine, Khair, sisso and silkcotton are found along water areas. The reserve provides good habitat for 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 monkeys, rhesus macaques, striped hyena, rat, pal civet and jungle cat. There are 370 species of birds found in the reserve, one bring the endangered great hornbill found certain parts of the forest. Other bird species include peafowl, red jungle fowl, flycatcher and woodpeckers. Apart from birds and animals the reserve also habitated by snakes like king cobra, common cobra, krait, rat snake and python.
Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walks and jeep drive etc are the major activities can be done in Parsa National Park. Parsa National Park can be reached by 15-minutes’ flight from Simara or 150-kilometers drive from Kathmandu via Hetaunda. April to June and October to March is best time to travel in the park.