The Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve that covers 305 km2 is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal. The area was a favorite hunting ground for Nepal's ruling class and was known as a Royal Hunting Reserve in 1969 which eventually became a national wildlife reserve in 1973. The name Shuklaphanta is derived from one of the grasslands found in the reservation.
Lying in the Terai region of far western Nepal, it is full of open grasslands, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands with an area of 305 square kilometers. The elevation of the national park is 174 to 1,386 m (571 to 4547 ft), one of the best examples of floodplain grasslands.
Various activities can be carried out such as jungle safari, elephant riding, bird watching, take a glimpse of diverse flora and fauna, jeep safari, sightseeing and so on, alike Chitwan National Park. You can also enjoy the typical Tharu cultural dance whilst dining with the locals.