Ever thought about going on a bird watching expedition? If the answer is yes, then the Bishazari Tal is the place for you. The word ‘Bis’ means twenty and ‘Hazar’ means thousand in Nepali, so Bishazari Tal literally means twenty-thousand lakes. Contrary to the name it is not thousand lakes, rather it is one large Oxbow lake system.
Bishazari Lake falls in the famous Chitwan National Park, which is a protected area in the Inner Terai of central Nepal. The Mahabharat mountain range falling to its north and Siwalik range falling to its south provides this lake its spectacular beauty.
Being a perfect sanctuary for critically endangered and vulnerable species like the Bengal tiger, sloth bear, gharial, and one-horned rhinoceros Bishazari Tal is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. This lake provides refuge to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
Visit this place and you might just spot a smooth-coated otter or a white-rumped vulture. Be mesmerized by the beauty of Bishazari Tal!
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