Chitwan National Park is located in the Terai region in the southern part of Nepal. It lies in the Chitwan district and can be reached by air and land transport. It is 165 km away from the Kathmandu city and 150 km far from the Pokhara lake town. Chitwan is well known for its unique wildlife in a protected national park. You can experience both wildlife and cultural activities such as jungle safari (sitting on the back of an elephant to move around the park), visiting Tharu villages (Tharu people are the ethnic people of the Chitwan region) and observing the cultural activities such as stick dance and bathing with elephants, or witness the beautiful sunset from the a vantage viewpoint.
- Elephant jungle safari
- Explores Tharu village and their amazing lifestyles, culture, and traditions
- Jungle and nature walk
- Spot the rare one-horned rhino, Bengal Tiger and other endangered wildlife animals
- Visit the elephant breeding center
- Enjoy beautiful sunset in the Terai region
Activities in Chitwan national park
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting back on an Elephant. The duration of the elephant back safari is about 1 hour but you can hire an Elephant as long as you wish an additional price. Elephant ride is the most pleasant activities in the park. You may not want to miss the opportunity to explore Elephant breeding center where a number of elephants are kept for reproducing purpose only.
The Chitwan National Park is the realm of more than 450 species of birds. Most people consider it as a heaven of the bird world. The best way to explore and study the different bird's activities and behave is to walk with a guide along the riverside of Royal Chitwan National park. Tiger Camp's expert bird watcher will guide you to view the colorful birds early in the morning; simultaneously you can enjoy a sunrise tour.
Jeep safari in Jungle:
Jeep safari is the fastest way to discover the wide range of forest area in the Chitwan National Park. You will be in the dense forest after four hour's jeep drives which takes you about 50 kilometers inside the park, passing all sorts of vegetation and wildlife. As it goes through the deep jungle and covers a big area, the chances of discovering wildlife are high. Jeep safari is not an only fastest way to discover wild activities but also it is safe. It is the very exciting programme. You will be driven towards the crocodile breeding farm while going through jungle drive.
Nature walk or jungle walks:
Jungle Walk tour allows you to explore several different habitat areas, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests, where you get the opportunity to encounter different animals sight at your own pace. Since it disturbs the animals, less to walk through the forest, it is usually a better chance for discovering wildlife. You may learn about different kind of plants and herbs in the National park that might be useful sometime. The guide can explain about the wild animals, birds, trees, herbs and even reptiles.
Dugout canoe ride:
Floating down to Rapti River in a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch a different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti.
Tharu Cultural Dance:
Culture Dance: After a day, full of wild encounters, you will enjoy the culture evening with Tharu Folk songs and dance performance by the Tharu people, which gives an insight into their culture. You will have amazing dancing experience in Chitwan.
Elephant Breeding Center:
Chitwan National Park has a renowned elephant breeding camp. It is among the very few elephant-
breeding center around the world. You can enjoy seeing the newly born baby elephant and knowing about their fertility technique.
Night Stay at the Jungle Tower:
Several towers and lakes have been created by a local community committee to preserved wildlife in the forest. There are provisions for a whole night stay in an extraordinarily deep and peaceful jungle environment.
Cycling tour to 20000 lakes:
You can also take a bicycle ride to Bis Hajjar Tal (20,000 Lake) in about 1½ hours. You may see rhinos, Gharial and Magar crocodile and birds at the lake. You should get to the lake early in morning. A bike should be reserved the night before.
On the middle of the day riding on the bare back of the elephant & go to the Rapti River. Swimming and washing them is great fun to play with large mammals.