Nepal is fast becoming a major tourist destination. It is a wonderful amalgamation of temples, nature, culture and wildlife. Most international tour packages are now recommending this destination to nature & wildlife lovers. Despite being a miniscule-sized country, it never fails to elicit awe amongst the first-time visitors. After you have hopped through the temples and visited the lakes, you must reserve some time to visit some famous national parks.
Nepal tourism brings before you a heavenly experience in these famous wildlife corners. Here is a look at some of the best national parks in Nepal:
Royal Chitwan National Park: It is an old park which is the country’s biggest wildlife pride. Stretching for over 900 sq km, Chitwan National Park is extremely popular amongst the tourists. It is the place where you can spot an eclectic variety of birds and beasts, ranging from the harmless deer to the harmful crocodiles. From the barking deer to the ‘biting’ tiger (in case you get too close), you can gape and gaze at the unspoiled personality of nature. Mongooses and otters also love to play havoc at this place and there is no dearth of the Gangetic dolphin. Chitwan is one of the reasons for ever-growing popularity of Nepal tourism from India.
Annapurna Conservation Area: Annapurna is a big jungle sprawling for over 7,600 sq km. It is home to a wide variety of flora, and is hence a botanist’s paradise. While you can spot almost any kind of plant and flower in here, you are also likely to bump into chirping birds, grazing blue sheep and athletic snow leopards. Butterflies and bees are omnipresent. And this is one place where birds with different feathers flock together.
Kanchanjunga Conservation Area: One impressive thing about Nepal tourism is that it places great emphasis on protecting its natural jewels. So, cases of poaching and other illegal practices are almost unheard of. Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is another shining testimonial to the country’s beautiful flora & fauna. Flowers love to take birth at this park and several mountain animals like the Himalayan goats and leopards are permanent residents of this corner.
Sagarmatha National Park: Many international tour packages include this park in their itinerary. Apart from playing host to countless birds & animals, Sagarmatha National Park is also the home for the mighty Mount Everest. It is also an extremely rugged region nestled in some hostile mountainous locales.