The Terai, however, was a bone of contention for many years afterwards.
The back of the house had been the Alps for climbing, and the shrubs in front of it a Terai.
During the descent from the mountains into the Terai, Dermot wondered what would happen with Badshah when they reached the forest.
Nipal agreed to cede Kumaon in the west, and the southern belt of forest and jungle known as the Terai.
The long belt of the Terai Jungle is nowadays patched with clearings for tea gardens; for the Duars' tea is famous.
The good fellow was heart-broken at it, and went out to the Terai tea planting, where I hear that he is doing well.
East and west along the foot of the mountains the sea of foliage of the Terai swept away out of sight.
That belt of 'Terai' jungle which fringes the skirt of the whole Himalayan range has its own special charms.
They are very plentiful in the Himalayan Terai, where they are a source of annoyance to the sportsman.
The tiger inhabits the Terai at the foot of the mountains, but is only an occasional visitor to Sikkim proper.