Chitwan National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Nepal and
covers 932 square Kilometers. This is Nepal's first famous national park
for wildlife safaris. You can see wild elephants, white footed gaur
(the world's largest wild cattle), leopards, wild boar, sloth bear and
several species of deer including the spotted, barking, samber and hog
deer. It is also the home of the one-horned rhinoceros and harbors one
of the largest populations of the exclusive and rare Royal Bengal tiger.
The swampy areas and numerous ox-bow lakes provide the perfect habitat
for marsh crocodiles. The park hosts 450 species of birds. The Tharu
people who are the pre-dominant residents of this area have unique
cultural traditions. In Chitwan there are many lodges outside and inside
the park as per visitor's budget and interest. The lodges outside of
the park are known as Sauraha. Usually visitors spend 2 nights and 3
days, but it is also possible to stay longer if you desire.
Jungle Safari includes different activities such as:
Canoe Trip: You can enjoy canoe trips on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which border the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.
Bird Watching: For the bird watcher, this is a paradise with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are endangered species, e.g the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will definitely be a memorable experience.
Jungle Drive: A tour by four wheel drive in the less distributed areas of the park to track the rarer species. You will visit Ox-bow lake and museum of historic interest relating to the park. However during this period we will visit an area of 20,000 acres which shelters a varied species of birds and mammals.
Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to alleviate any risks from wildlife attacks.
Elephant Breeding Centre: This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This center is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.
Village tour: Excursion in a Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitants of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and observe their traditional self-sufficient way of life.
Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in their unique traditional colorful costumes are sure to captivate you.Elephant safari:
On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat.
Elephant Bathing: Crocodile Walk:
Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe or participate in elephant bathing.
One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani river.
You can enjoy canoe trip on either
The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which borders the National Park. You
can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river