Decrease in tourist in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

15th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a widely known tourism destination in Nepal for elephant rides, jungle safari and bird watching. It is also the habitat for extint Arna of the Babul group but due to the decrease of elephants the domestic and international tourists have decreased. Due to this, some travel agents had started jungle safari in cars but due to safety reasons this has stopped too.

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An official at the wildlife reserve, Mr Shyam Kumar Shah, said that only 8,000 tourist have visited the reserve this year whereas there were 9,000 in the previous year. In this way, the number of tourists are decreasing annually.

85 were taken from the reserve by Chitwan National Park and haven’t been returned till date.

The president of Koshi Village Municipality of Sunsari, Mr Ayub Ansari said that the elephants must be returned soon because it is affecting the overall tourism of the reserve.