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Chitwan

Wildlife Safari

Chitwan  National ParkElephant BathingBis hajari Lake in Chitwan National ParkRhinoceros at Chitwan National ParkElephant Ride
  • General Information

    District: Narayani, State: Central Region (Madhyamanchal) , Nepal
    Area: 0 2,218km²
    Languages Spoken: Nepali
    Long Distance Code: -
    Importance: Chitwan is very famous in Nepal because of its dominant production of mustard from which mustard oil is produced.
    Best Time to Visit: September to March and -
    International Access: Bharatpur Airport well connected with daily flights from Kathmandu Airport.
  • Description

    Chitwan National Park has long been one the country''s treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner TERAI. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti river to the foothills of the Mahabharata-extending over an area of 175 sq. km. was declared Mrigakunja in 1959. In 1963, the area south of Rapti river was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. The area was gazette as the country''s first National Park in 1973.In 1996, an area of 750 sq. km. surrounding the park was declared a buffer zone which consists of forests and private lands. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. The Government has made provision of plowing back 30-50 percent of the park revenue for community development in the buffer zone.
  • Location

    Bharatpur Airport, is about 10 km from Chitwan National Park and their are daily flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan and return. By bus Take the tourist bus from Kathmandu or Pokhara. From Kathmandu, Chitwan is about 4 hours. From Pokhara, it is around 6 hours. When you arrive in Chitwan (the village), you will need to take a horse cart or bicycle rickshaw (what the locals call a "taxi") the 7km into the tiny village that Sauraha. A bicycle rickshaw can take about 45 minutes. When you arrive, you can easily walk down the main road that is lined with lodges and guest houses.
  • Climate

    The park has a range of climatic seasons, each offering a unique experience. October through February with an average temperature of 25°C offer an enjoyable climates. From March to June temperatures can reach as high as 43°C. The hot humid days gives way to the monsoon season that typically lasts from late June until September. Rivers become flooded sometime during the season the scenery looks most amazing with unexpected water level. In late January, local villagers are allowed to cut thatch grasses to meet their needs, which offer a better and easy viewing of wildlife to visitors. Also, between September and November, and February and April, migratory birds and create spectacular bird watching opportunity. While the monsoon rains brings lush vegetation, most trees flower in late winter. The “Palash tree” known as the “flame of the forest” and slick cotton tree have spectacular crimson flowers that can be seen from a distance.
Canoeing on Chitwan rivers is an excellent way of seeing waterfalls. The park''s dolphins and crocodiles, however, are seldom seen. The high temperatures experienced in the park make bathing in the river an attractive pastime.
Royal Chitwan National ParkRoyal Chitwan National Park (RCNP) has long been one of the country’s treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai. The area comprising the Tikauli forest - from Rapti river to the foothills of the Mahabharat - extending over an area of 175 sq. km. was declared Mahendra Mriga Kunj (Mahendra Deer Park) by the late King Mahendra in 1959. In 1963, the area south of Rapti River was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. The area was gazetted as the country’s first national park in 1973. Recognizing its unique ecosystems of international significance, UNESCO declared RCNP a World Heritage Site in 1984.
In 1996, an area of 750 sq. km surrounding the park was declared a buffer zone which consists of forests and private lands. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. His Majesty’s Government has made a provision of plowing back 30-50 percent of the park revenue for community development in the buffer zone.
CLIMATE
The park has a range of climatic seasons, each offering a unique experience. October through February with an average temperatures of 25°C offer an enjoyable climate. From March to June temperatures can reach as high as 43°C. The hot humid days give way to the monsoon season that typically lasts from late June until September. Rivers become flooded and roads are impassable. In late January, local villagers are allowed to cut thatch grasses to meet their needs, which offers a better viewing of wildlife to visitors. Also, between September and November, and February and April, migratory birds join the residential birds and create spectacular bird watching opportunities. While the monsoon rains bring lush vegetation, most trees flower in late winter. The palash tree, known as the "flame of the forest," and silk cotton tree have spectacular crimson flowers that can be seen from a distance.
FEATURES
The park houses a diversity of ecosystems, including the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani Rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the east from 150m. to more than 800m. The western portion of the park is comprised of the lower but more rugged Someshwor hills. The park shares its eastern boundary with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for plates in festivals and religious offerings. Grasslands cover 20 percent of the park. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass (Saccharum spp.), renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8m. in height ! The shorter grasses (Imperata spp.) are used for roof thatching, and mats, rope and paper making.The park is home to more than 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the park are:
Mammals and reptiles
One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur,
Royal Bengal tiger, Wild elephant,
Fourhorned antelope, Pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, Gharial crocodile, Golden monitor lizard, Python, etc.
Birds
Bengal florican, Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork, White stork, etc.
Tharus are the main indigenous ethnic groups in Chitwan. They are well known for their resistance to malaria. Traditionally they are farmers and practice their own unique tribal culture. A stroll or a ride through the Tharu village will provide an opportunity to see their traditional farming and relics. Traditional Tharu stick dance gives an insight into their culture.
FACILITIES
The park offers interesting sites and activities. The display at the Visitor Center at Sauraha provides fascinating information on wildlife and conservation programs. The Women’s User Group souvenir shop offers a variety of handicrafts and other local products for gifts and souvenirs.Elephant safari provides an opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered One-horned Rhinoceros. One may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. The Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor, Sauraha gives you information on domesticated elephant and the baby elephants born there. The museum at Kasara, the park headquarters, has informative displays. Near the HQ , visitors can see Bikram Baba, a Hindu religious site of archival value. A short walk (1 km.) from the park HQ will take you to the Gharial Breeding Center, which is also home to the Marsh mugger and a number of turtles. Inside the park, there are 7 resorts run by park concessionaires that can provide lodging and access to wildlife activities. Various resorts and lodges situated outside the park also offer a variety of services.


Remarks: Chitwan is known as Chitwan National Park, mainly because the city's main attraction is the national park itself.

Elephant TrackingElephant rides is a major Chitwan attractions. Wild boar, red deer and other creatures of the jungle can be seen, in the morning and evening especially.
Golden Triangle Tour of Nepal

Golden Triangle Tour of Nepal
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Golden Triangle Tour of Nepal / NEP-001 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu

This eight-day comprehensive tour of Nepal includes the enchanting Kathmandu valley visiting its three principal cities of Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur along with other widely-known areas of interest such as the Royal Chitwan National park (932 sq. km) in south central Nepal for a wildlife experience and combining it with a visit to the scenic Pokhara valley in mid west Nepal governed in the north by the majestic Annapurna massif, a glittering wall of ice rising above the tranquil lakes of this beautiful valley.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu
Day 4 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan
Day 6 : Chitwan-Pokhara
Day 7 : Pokhara
Day 8 : Pokhara-Kathmandu
Adventure Tour I

Adventure Tour I
(6 Days / 5 Nights)

On Request
Adventure Tour I / NEP-013 (6 Days / 5 Nights)
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 4 : Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan-Kathmandu
Day 6 : Kathmandu
Adventure Meets Peace

Adventure Meets Peace
(7 Days / 6 Nights)

On Request
Adventure Meets Peace / NEP-015 (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Lumbini-Kathmandu

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 4 : Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan-Lumbini
Day 6 : Lumbini-Kathmandu
Day 7 : Kathmandu
Adventure Tour II

Adventure Tour II
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

On Request
Adventure Tour II / NEP-016 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 4 : Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan-Pokhara
Day 6 : Pokhara
Day 7 : Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 8 : Kathmandu
I Love Nepal I

I Love Nepal I
(10 Days / 9 Nights)

On Request
I Love Nepal I / NEP-018 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara-Kathmandu

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu-Nagarkot
Day 3 : Nagarkot-Chitwan
Day 4 : Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan-Lumbini
Day 6 : Lumbini-Pokhara
Day 7 : Pokhara
Day 8 : Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 9 : Kathmandu
Day 10 : Kathmandu
I Love Nepal II

I Love Nepal II
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

On Request
I Love Nepal II / NEP-019 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Kathmandu

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu
Day 4 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan
Day 6 : Chitwan
Day 7 : Chitwan-Pokhara
Day 8 : Pokhara-Jomsom
Day 9 : Jomsom
Day 10 : Jomsom-Pokhara
Day 11 : Pokhara-Kathmandu-Nagarkot
Day 12 : Nagarkot-Kathmandu
Day 13 : Kathmandu
Day 14 : Kathmandu
Bird Watching

Bird Watching
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

On Request
Bird Watching / NEP-024 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu-Koshi Tappu-Kathmandu

A 15 day tour of Nepal includes amazing wild life sighting in the national parks of Chitwan and Koshi Tappu,A 15 day tour of Nepal includes amazing wild life sighting in the national parks of Chitwan and Koshi Tappu, a heritage tour along the Kathmandu Valley in the historic sites of Patan, beside that will be enjoying Bird watching at Fulchoki.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu
Day 4 : Kathmandu
Day 5 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 6 : Chitwan
Day 7 : Chitwan-Kathmandu
Day 8 : Kathmandu-Koshi Tappu
Day 9 : Koshi Tappu
Day 10 : Koshi Tappu
Day 11 : Koshi Tappu
Day 12 : Koshi Tappu-Kathmandu
Day 13 : Kathmandu
Day 14 : Kathmandu
Day 15 : Kathmandu

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