The Terai is the flat landscape at the southern border of Nepal. It is a wide and opened scenery of rice fields, forests and rivers, occasionally fitted with small towns and villages. Though agriculture 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 with a distinct language, special handicrafts and festivities. The Far West Terai is also home to rare wildlife species like the Bengal tiger. This tiger is likely to be found in the region’s protected areas Bardia National Park and Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.