Banke National Park has an area of 550 sq km with a buffer zone of 343 sq km. The national park encompasses parts of Banke, Dang, and Salyan districts of Nepal. It is the 10th National Park of Nepal. It is the newest protected area of Nepal established on 12th July 2010.
The Park is link with trans boundary Landscape that joins Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Through national and community forests towards south. Banke National Park is located in the mid-western region of Nepal.
The Park is home of the 113 species of trees, 85 species of shrub and climber, and 107 species of herbal normally. Similarly, it is home to 124 plants, 34 mammals, more than 300 birds, 24 reptiles, 7 amphibians, and 58 fish species. The National park is also ideal for Jungle Safari where traveller travel by jeep. Indigenous Tharu community, Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Tamang, Majhi, and Gurungs live here. It also provide the facilities for Tharu Home stay.
How to get there?
By Flight: Take a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and take an appropriately 2 hours drive from Nepalgunj to Park head office.
By Bus: From Mahendranagar it takes about 8 hours and 7 hours from Dhangadi to reach Park’s head office. You can also drive approximately 14 hours from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and additional around 2 hours to the national park.
Where to stay?
You can stay in Tharu cultural homestay or in hotel and resort which is easily available around Banke National Park.