Halkhoriya Lake undergoing rehabilitation at Parsa National Park

27th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

BIRGUNJ, Mar 27: Halkhoriya Lake, an important tourism attraction at Parsa National Park, is being rehabilitated to make the location more appealing to visitors.

The park administration had started the management of the Halkhoriya area since last year. Chief Conservation Officer Hari Bhadra Acharya said that the rehabilitation started on May 7, 2016 on government orders.

Since the project started, the park administration has forbidden fishing in the Halkhoriya Lake. "The lake has become attractive after the fishing stopped," said Acharya, "we have built dams to the east and south of the lake at the cost of Rs. 500 thousand. Now, with the lake full of water, it looks highly attractive and soothing."

Currently, 27 workers are engaged in trimming grass from the lake, said Park Ranger Binay Jhole. The lake is situated 6.8 km to the north of Pilwa, which is located 4 km to the east of Pathlaiya. The Halkhoriya area can present sights of animals like one-horned rhino, tigers, elephants, and deer.