Area : 305 sq
km as a result of extension. Earlier area was
155 sq km.
Gazetted in 1973 as Royal Sukla Phanta Wildlife
Reserve. In 1969 it was declared as Royal Hunting
Reserve and was a famous hunting area.
Suklaphant Wildlife Reserve which
stand today as successful testimony of nature
conservation in South Asia. This is the first
National Park of Nepal established in 1973 to
preserve a unique eco system significantly valuable
to the whole world. The Park covering the protected
area of 932 Sq. Km. is situated in the subtropical
inner Terai lowlands of southern central part
of Nepal. The Park gained much wider recognition
in the world when UNESCO included this area
on the list of World Heritage Site in 1984.
It should also be emphasized that only a very
small part of the national park is used for
The great majority of the land,
particularly in the hills, remains unvisited
and therefore undisturbed. This is ideal for
wildlife, and also preserves an element of mystery
for humans; because large areas are still unexplored,
our knowledge of what birds and animals the
park contains is by no means finalized, and
there is always the possibility of making new
Far western Terai in Kanchanpur District in
Mahakali zone. The eastern boundary of this
reserve is formed by the Chaudhar river by the
International boundary pillars in the forest
and partly by the Mahakali river.