Welcome to The Terai & Mahabharat Range
For the traveller, this area has a bipolar personality. From west to east, the Terai offers a succession of beautiful and relatively well-managed national parks: Sukla Phanta, Bardia, Chitwan and Koshi Tappu. Meanwhile, the major population centres look like victims of aerial bombardment, with broken, trash-strewn streets, haphazard construction and an omnipresent cloud of dust. The people are as cheery as ever, but mountain villages aside, the cities of the Terai are mainly transit points to the national parks, India or somewhere else.