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 Wildlife Reserve is named after the dazzling open grassland which is called Phanta in Nepali. The Reserve has the largest grassland in the Far Western Terai, but this is not the only superlative: it is 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 Reserve, 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 was made a protected area and is up to now not entirely explored. Researches and zoologists are hence visiting the park just as often as tourists.
About 2 kilometers from the Wildlife Reserve there is another attraction of the region, Dodhara Chandani Suspension Bridge. The suspension bridge has a span of 1460m and is the longest bridge of its kind in Asia joining the two villages, Dodhara and Chandani, separated by the Mahakali River.