The flat landscape found at the southern border of Nepal is called the Terai. You will be surprised by the wide and open scenery of rice fields, forests and rivers, occasionally fitted with small towns and villages. Though the agricultural use characterizes the region nowadays, it was once completely covered with dense tropical vegetation. The original inhabitants of these forests are the Tharu people. Due to the isolation in the dense jungle, they developed a unique culture including a distinct language, special handicrafts and festivities. The Farwest Terai is also home to rare wildlife species like the Bengal Tiger which is likely to be found in the region’s protected areas Bardia National Park and Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.