Nepal may be known for its Himalayan Mountains but another intriguing world within this tiny kingdom awaits the tourist-- Wildlife Safari in the national parks. The terai (plains) region is covered in rich sub-tropical forests that harbor an amazing variety of wildlife. The most sought after and also the most elusive is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The most frequently encountered beast is the Greater One Horned Rhinoceros, which are seen in Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. Besides these there are among the mammals; Himalayan Black bear, sloth bear, six kinds of deer, leopards, wild elephants, antelopes, hyena, wild buffalo, Gaur, Gangetic dolphins, etc. Among the primates Rhesus and Langur monkeys are common. Among the reptiles found in Nepal the most prominent are the crocodiles (gharial & marsh mugger) and then there are monitor lizards and numerous species of snakes. Besides these there are more than 450 species of birds living along the rivers, within the jungles and grassland. The most enjoyable mode of safari is on elephant back as this is an incredibly efficient means to enter the heart of the jungle. There are also canoe rides and rafting for further adventure. Besides wildlife, there are Tharu villages to visit. These Tharus are the natives of the terai. Safari in Nepal is a unique experience and November to March is the best time to visit.
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