There is regular public bus service from Dhangadhi to Mahendranagar (2h). The reserve’s headquarter is 8 km southwest of Mahendranagar and can be easily reached by rickshaw or bicycle.
The Suklaphanta National Park is named after the dazzling open grassland, which is called ‘Phanta’ in Nepali. The National Park has the largest grassland in the Far Western Terai. It is also home to Nepal’s – maybe even Asia’s – largest population of swamp deer (currently numbering around 2,000). Many more species can be found in the National Park, such as tigers, rhinos, crocodiles, wild elephants and migratory birds. The park used to be a popular hunting place for the Nepalese royalty before it became a protected area. Even today, it has not yet been explored entirely. This is why researches and zoologists visit the park just as often as tourists.
About 2 kilometers from the National Park, another attraction of the region awaits: the Dodhara Chandani Suspension Bridge. The suspension bridge has a span of 1460 m and is the longest bridge of its kind in Asia. It connects the two villages Dodhara and Chandani, separated by the Mahakali River.