Sukla Phanta Wildlife ReserveSukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve

Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve

  • Duration4 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Easy Hiking

Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve is Located in the Kanchanpur district of Far-Western Nepal, the reserve is important for grassland wildlife, particularly its large herd of swamp deer, the threatened hispid hare, Bengal Florian, and swamp francolin. Sukla Phanta wildlife reserve is a protected area located in the lowlands of the extreme southwest region of Nepal. Covering an area of 155 square kilometers, the reserve is characterized by sal forests and extensive grasslands. The open grasslands and numerous waterholes of the reserve make it an ideal setting for jungle safari. Phanta is derived from an ancient Sanskrit word that means a wide flat plain grassland area.

To reach Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, visitors can either drive to Mahendranagar and then eight kilometers south to the reserve headquarters or fly to Dhangadi from Kathmandu and then drive to the park via Mahendranagar.


You enjoy bird watching and further proceed for Elephant Safari. This an excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. Next, you start jungle walking. This an excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, and birds and waits in the Tower to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wildlife tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful. You conclude the day with a Tharu cultural dance and a delicious dinner.

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