There are many Top beautiful places to visit in Western Nepal. It is abundant in historical, religious, biological, and natural beauty. But the movement of foreign and domestic tourist was nearly zero in this area. This is why it was and still also known as a virgin spot of Nepal. The famous Bardiya National Park is the home of rare one-horned rhinos and Bengal Tiger. and Next is Shuklaphant Nation Park, where we can see a large number of swamp deer. Next, the Rara Lake contains unique flora and fauna with great scenery.
3 Beautiful Places to Visit in West Nepal
No doubt, those who reach this place will no feel regret. One week is enough to visit Rara, Bardiya and Shuklaphant wildlife life reserve. The main touristic center of western Nepal is given below. Before heading, you must know about
1. Bardiya National Park
Bardiya National Park is one of the most pristine conservation areas in the Tarai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal’s famous One-horned rhinoceros besides countless other mammals and reptiles. The park located in the far western district of Bardiya, is bordered by the Karnali River in the west, the Churia range in the north, while the Babai River flows right through it.
The park offers opportunities for sport fishing at the Karnali and Babai rivers. The best time to visit is autumn, winter and early summer when the weather is warm and dry, but not too hot. Activities in the park include elephant rides, jeep safari, rafting, sport fishing and bird watching accompanied by a naturalist.
There are more than a dozen safari lodges in Bardiya that provide excellent accommodations and facilities. The Park headquarters in Thakurdwara is approximately an hour’s drive away from the Nepalgunj-Surkhet road. Bardiya can also be reached by road, passing through Nepalgunj from where the national park is only a two hour drive away.
Best time: The best time to visit Bardia National Park is from mid September-December and the start of February-May.
2. Rara National Park
It was established in 1976 AD and has a total area of 106 sq. km. Rara Lake at 2,990m, is the deepest lake in Nepal and also one of the most pristine. Surrounded by green hills on all sides, covered in juniper trees, one can camp by the sparkling waters of the lake. Go boating in the clear waters, hike to nearby hills for a closer view of the mountains and lake, get acquainted with the charming local people, or just walk around the large lake watching out for wild flowers or a rare bird along the way. The park is surrounded by alpine coniferous vegetation and offers a representative sample of the region’s flora and fauna.
One of the biggest attraction of the Rara National Park is the Rara Lake. It is the deepest lake in all of Nepal. Rara Lake is a must visit for travelers who go to the national park. The lake reflects the sun rays in the day and resembles as a jewel in the top.
3. Shuklaphanta National Park
It is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal. Covering 305 km2 (118 sq mi) of open grassland, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands at an altitude of 174 to 1,386 m (571 to 4,547 ft). It was gazetted in 1976 as Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. The government has changed the status of Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve into Shuklaphanta National Park 42 years after its establishment.
It is bordered on the eastern side by the Chaudhar River and to the north by a forest belt and cultivations. A total of 24 mammal species, 350 species of birds including 180 breeding species, 14 species of fish, 10 species of ectoparasites and biting flies inhabit the park.