Established: 2031(1976 AD)
Area: 305 sq.KM
Famous for: Large heard of 12 horned Deer, Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephant, One-horned Rhino, Leopard
Meaning of Shuklaphanta: Shukla + Phanta = largest patch of contiguous grassland (शुकिला फाँट)
Shuklaphanta National Park is located in Kanchanpur district of far west Nepal. Which is exactly in Nepal-India border in Southwest corner of Nepal.
Due to the Mahakali river, it is a major specialty of the beautiful white grassy landscape with rare wild animals like Royal Bengal Tiger and other wildlife. Due to the conservation of the Shuklaphanta national park some rare of west coast animals, birds are being conserved.
The Shuklaphanta National park is especially famous for Swamp deer. It is no surprise if you see a group of 300 Swamp deer around the grassy landscape. There are more than 3000 swamp deer inside the Shuklaphanta National Park.
Sometimes these Swamp deer and other wild animal attack local people and their crop around this national park.
This national park is equally famous for wild Elephant as well as Royal Bengal Tiger.
According to the calculation of 2018, there is 48 number of Royal Bengal Tiger, in Shuklaphanta National Park.
Shuklaphanta Jungle Safari And Wild Life Camping
There are some cottages inside the National Park Area. These cottages were built in local Adivasi (Indigenous people) Style. These Tharu people are found there as a local resident rather than coming from another location. In these cottages, you can ask for Basic food, accommodation as well as reservation for Jeep, elephant for jungle safari.
Do not expect so much from cottages. It is better if you bring your own tents, food and other materials if you wanna experience wildlife camping and photo shooting for these rare wild animals.
Wild Life Camping in Shuklaphanta National Park
Many national and international tourist visit Shuklaphanta National Park to capture activities of Royal Bengal Tiger, Swam deer and other species of wildlife.
Shuklaphanta National Park is under the protection of Nepal Army. Army barrack is inside the park. They try to stop wildlife hunting and other harmful activity.
There are a total of 40-50 tigers inside the national park and these numbers are increasing year by year. Shuklaphanta National Park is the second largest conserved area for Royal Bengal Tiger after Chitwan National Park.
Shuklaphanta is popular for Swamp Deer (or Generally 12 Horned Deer). Swamp deer has a total of 12 horn branch on its main horn.
More than 2000 number of swamp deer are living in Shuklaphanta National Park, which is the largest conserved area in the world for swamp deer.
They need large area of Grassland and hence shuklaphanta is best conservation for Deer and other mammals.