Established in 1973, Chitwan National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is located in the lowlands of south-central Nepal, is rated the best park in Asia, and is by far the most popular wildlife sanctuary in the country. It also bears significant historical importance. The park preserves a unique ecosystem significantly valuable to the whole world. This 932 sq. Km area of low, heavily forested hills is a great place to relax and experience the tranquility. Visitors will be going deep into the jungle on elephant-back or four-wheel drive vehicle to view wild animals in their natural habitat. Other thrills are a canoe ride, nature walks, bird watching excursions, and village tours. In the evening, local Tharu people perform their cultural dance by the fire or the expert naturalist’s lectures on the history of parks, animals, birds, etc.
This National Park offers dense habitat and an abundance of wildlife; one may see royal Bengal tigers, leopards, one-horned rhinoceros, wild elephants, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, sloth bears, or several species of deer, including spotted, barking, Samber, and hog deer. There are also more than 350 species of birds. In addition to the animals, one can visit the local Tharu people in their village, and experience their unique culture and traditions. While on safari in Chitwan National Park visitors can choose between resort, hotel, or tent accommodations. In Chitwan resort/lodges are found outside and inside the park, and they all offer many jungle activities for their guests.
Today, we start our journey to Chitwan. On reaching Chitwan National Park, we attend a briefing program related to our jungle tour.
After arriving at Resort and welcome briefing, Jungle activities start with Tharu village walks after the lunch and dinner with Tharu stick
Elephant safari and jungle walk after the breakfast, Lunch break, Elephant breeding center visit, Canoe ride in the Budi Gandaki River and dinner.
Visit Elephant Breeding Centre and transfer to Pokhara/Kathmandu.
Birendra booked for me a 3 days/ 2 nights combo in Chitwan National Park, with all inclusive in the hostel + the return bus to Kathmandu. He is very friendly and gave me lots of advice of what to do once in the park, e.g safari walk, elephant ride... The choice of accomodation and the activities were very pertinent and adapted to my needs, I truly had a good view of the national park.
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