|Lake type||oxbow lake|
|Surface area||3,200 ha (7,900 acres)|
|Surface elevation||286 m (938 ft)|
|Official name||Beeshazar and Associated Lakes|
|Designated||13 August 2003|
Bishazari Tal, also spelled Beeshazar Tal, is an extensive oxbow lake system in the buffer zone of the Chitwan National Park, a protected area in the Inner Terai of central Nepal. This wetland covers an area of 3,200 ha (7,900 acres) at an altitude of 286 m (938 ft), and is situated between the Mahabharat mountain range (Lower Himalayan Range) to the north and the Siwalik range to the south. In August 2003, it has been designated as a Ramsar site.
The forested wetland provides habitat as a waterhole and wildlife corridor for wildlife species including Bengal tiger, sloth bear, smooth-coated otter, one-horned rhinoceros, white-rumped vulture, Pallas's fish-eagle, lesser adjutant stork, ferruginous duck and mugger crocodile.
- Bhuju, U. R., Shakya, P. R., Basnet, T. B., Shrestha, S. (2007). Nepal Biodiversity Resource Book. Protected Areas, Ramsar Sites, and World Heritage Sites (PDF). Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, in cooperation with United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. ISBN 978-92-9115-033-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2018-12-14.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- "Beeshazar and Associated Lakes". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- Turner, R. L. (1931.) बिस् bis, हजार् hajār, ताल् tāl. In: A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner.