Itahari: Aiming to bring 1,00,000 tourists, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is mobilizing the tourist festival.
The Head of Koshi municipality, Mr.Ayub Ansari assumed that the festival aims to set up the Reserve as the top tourist in state 1. He added the tourist flow in Koshi Tappu was around 23,000 in last year.
The festival will set to organize various recreational touristic activities like elephant safari, motor-boating and sighting of diverse species in the wildlife including fishing cat and wild buffaloes.
The estimating budget for the festival is around Rs. 5.5 million with the financial support of State 1 government, Nepal Tourism Board, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, National Sports Council and various local levels as well as other governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175 km² of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts. There are 419 wild buffaloes and 16,012 birds in this only conservation area located in eastern Terai of the country, according to the recent census.
Source: My Republica