Chitwan National Park
Nepal's first National Park is situated 162 km south of Kathmandu in the lowlands or th inner Terai.It covers an area of 937sq.km The park includes hilly areas covered by deciduocus sal forest.One fifth of the Park is made up of the floodplanins of Narayani,Rapti & the Reu rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with riverine forests of silk cotton,acacia and sisam trees.The ecologically diverse area is a heaven of a wide variety of flora &fauna.This is the last remaining home in Nepal for the Asian one horned rhino , rare royal bengal tiger and leopard,varieties of deer, sloth bear, rhesus & languor monkey,wild boar, bluecow, wilddogs,jackals , civets, mongoose cats and snakes.The rivers and lakes are home for crocodiles(marsh Mugger & Gharial) and the extraordinary gangetic dolphins. Chitwan is also a bird-watchers delight with more than four hundered migrants and local species birds recorded.There are cormorants,herons egrets,storks,cranes, ducks woodpeckers, hawks, osprey, falcons, kestrel parakeets,ibis, kites, cuckoos, kingfishers,swallows, orioles,drangos, babblers, flycatchers and many others.
Tharus are the indigenous inhabitants of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization and in the evening, we will entertain you with Tharu folk dances performed by Tharu troupes and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display.
Jeep Safari is a fast and safer way to discover a wide range of the forest environment in the Chitwan National Park. A four hour jeep drive covers about 50km inside the park including the crocodile breeding centre.
The most popular is the elephant safari where you can get up close and personal with several animals, while admiring the views of the National Park from the back of an elephant.
Canoe Ride & Jungle Walk
A canoe ride combined with a jungle walk is another option. Our guide takes you down the Rapti River on a canoe and brings you back through the forest.
Those that do not fancy either of the above option can opt for a jeep ride. Our jeep will take you around the park and to places most likely to have good sightings of animals.
We also organise a village tour giving you a first hand taste of the lives of the Tharu people that have lived and preserved the forest for centuries.
If that is not enough we also request the Tharus to come and perform their traditional dance for you around a long fire in the evening.
Elephant Breeding Centre
Apart from all this you can visit the elephant breeding centre, home to the homeless and orphan elephants, being taken care of by the forest department.
For more details ,contract: Tulasi Ram Paudel