The vegetation of the reserve is mainly grassland with patches of scrub and deciduous reverie forests. What makes the Koshi Tappu special is that many birds seen here are not found on other parts of Nepal. The reserve has recorded around 439 species of bird variety, some of which fly all the way from Siberia during winter. A wide variety of ducks, herons, storks, egrets, ibis are seen on the riverbanks. Koshi Tappu Reserve also has one of the few elephant stables of Asia. Other animals found here are wild buffalo, wild boar, hog deer, spotted deer, blue bull and jackal. Gharials crocodile and Genetic dolphin are the other attractions in the reserve. The best time to visit Koshi Tappu is Between October and March. Regular bus services are available from Kathmandu and other major cities. Another option is to fly to Biratnagar and then drive to Laukahi or Prakashpur.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve spreads over Saptari and Sunsari districts in East Nepal, defined by the eastern and western embankments of the Koshi River.
- Best sport for bird watching in Nepal
- The habitat of wild buffaloes, Hog deer, Wild boar, spotted deer Jackles and Gangetic Dolphin
- Jeep safari
- Boating and Rafting on Sapta Koshi River