Parsa National Park

Parsa National Park

Parsa National Park is a protected area established in 1984. It gives a rare opportunity to experience the natural beauties. It consume of different number of animals, plants, flora and faunas. Before being converted to national park, it was a hunting ground. This park is in South center Nepal. It covers an area of 627.39 square km. This national park ranges in altitude from above 435m. Buffer zone was declared in 2005. Parsa National park provides habitat for animals and plants. Parsa National park has developed the humor of saving rare plants and animals since its establishment. It though consists of large numbers of flora and fauna. The thick forests and alpine, oak trees increases its natural beauty and attracts visitors.

Location of Parsa National Park

Parsa National Park is located in Inner Terai region. This National park covers an area of Parsa, Makwanpur and Bara district. It was establish as a national park in 1984.  In the east it extends up to Hetauda and Birgunj highway. It is together with the Indian wildlife reserve Valmiki National park. The reserve headquarter is situated at Adabar.It takes around 3 hour 58 min to reach Parsa national park from Kathmandu. The distance between Kathmandu (capital city) and Parsa National Park is 106.0 km.

Flora and Fauna

The forest is compose of tropical and subtropical plants.

National Park provides habitat for 500 species of birds. The national park is famous for reptiles and snakes like cobra, python, king cobra, etc. The park has good population of rare animals like Asian elephant, Royal Bengal tiger, leopard, wild dog, musk deer, sambar deer, sloth bear, hyena, junglecat, etc.

The vegetation in the reserve is tropical and sub tropical mostly covered with sal forests. The the hills are cover with pine, Khari, sissoo and silk cotton are find along water areas. Parsa Wildlife Reserve provides good habitat for animals like wild elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, blue bull and wild dog. Other common animals in the reserve are sambar, chital, barking deer, langue monkey, rhesus macaque, striped hyena, rat, palm civet and jungle cat.

Climate

Winter (October-December) provide pleasant temperatures with clear skies. Night time temperatures can drop to 0°C. In spring (January-March) temperatures rise and water becomes scarce. In summer (April-June) the days become hot and humid with temperatures rising up to 40°C. Monsoon (July-September) brings cooling rains.

Activity in Parsa National Park

Parsa National Park is protecting various species of wildlifes and plants since many years ago. here, we perform different activities. Parsa national park is famous for some actvities like:

  • Jungle Safari
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • Hiking

Best Time to Visit

We can visit anytime in Parsa national Park. The climate doesn’t vary lot like rest national parks. Spring starts in January and runs all the way through to March, while the characteristically hot summer days begin in April to June. Autumn season is best to visit Parsa national park.

How to Reach Parsa National Park?

Road transportation is available to reach Parsa National Park. Airways are accessible too. Parsa National park is one of the easiest place to reach. It have easiest transportation to reach. Another option is to fly to Simra in Bara district, where the reserve headquarters is  seven kilometers away. You can reach national park easily from the headquarter. The region headquarter takes only eight hour to drive from kathmandu to there by bus /jeep/ private car.

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