Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park located mid southern belt of Terai known as the flatland of Nepal Himalaya, where one can explore with various jungle activities to observe the wild animals and bird life in Asia's best and number park.
Chitwan National Park with an area 932 sq.kms, one of the oldest, most popular National Parks in Nepal, the park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984.
Chitwan jungle safari can be reached by regular overland tourist bus service from Kathmandu or from Pokhara even private vehicle, and by air about 20 minutes flight to Megauli or at Bharatpur and It may also be reached by ultimate route with a surge of adrenaline and scenic floats Rafting on Trisuli River.
Chitwan National Park covers pristine area with unique eco-system of significant value to the world which contains the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of the rivers Rapti, Reu and Narayani.
Chitwan National Park has 43 species of mammals with famous endangered and elusive "Royal Bengal Tiger".Other animals found in the park include sambars, chital (spotted deer) barking deer, sloth bear, palm civets, languor and rhesus monkeys.
The park is home to the one horned Indian Rhinoceros, fresh water Ghariel crocodile along with many other common species such as gaur (Asian bison) wild elephants, four horned antelopes, striped hyenas, pangolins, Gangetic dolphins, monitor lizards and pythons. The park is also famous for over 800 species of birds, among the endangered birds Bengal Florican, the Giant Hornbill, the Lesser Florican, the Black Stork and White Stork.
Common birds seen in the park including Peafowl, Red Jungle fowl, different species of Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Flycatchers and Woodpeckers, and the best time for bird watching is around March and December.
Here 45 species of amphibians and reptiles have been recorded in the park, some of which are the Marsh mugger Crocodile, cobras Green Pit Viper and various species of frogs and tortoises.
The Chitwan National Park has many jungle lodges, resorts with tented camps outside the buffer zone of park premises.
Major Attraction of Chitwan Jungle Safari:
we can travel through open grassland and dense forest on elephant back in search of rare games; we can spot one horned rhino, various species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, bison and the big one, the Royal Bengal tiger etc.
A traditional dugout takes us on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view birds, crocodile and the animals of the river, especially from October through to mid March.
Nature walking in the Jungle:
Well-trained naturalists/ecologists take us to prime spots to view deer, rhino, sloth bears and other wildlife and no doubt the detailed explanation from the experienced guide on wildlife and jungle will help to widen the knowledge and enjoy our trip.
We can view the birds while we are for an early morning walk through the bush and along the Rapti River where over 450 species of exotic birds including Giant, Hombill, Lesser florican and Paradise Flycastcher exist, no doubt we will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist.
Tharu Stick Dance:
We will have a look a melodious tribal dance performed by Tharu men with the rhythms of drums and with clashing of stick that embodies and projects how to drive away Rhino and other wild animals from human habitat, especially after dinner at the hotel /lodge/tented camp, we will watch Tharu stick dance.
You can spend time in Chitwan National park as much as you like, there is options for 2 days, 3 day , 4 days or 5 days and basically, we suggest you to take our 2 nights 3 days package tour which quite enough to experience all the jungle activities available in the park or do let us know if you have shorter time and have only have 1 nights 2 days or you want to spend more day in Chitwan as we tailor and offer tours program in Chitwan National park as per your requirement and interests.
Transfer to Chitwan from Kathmandu or from Pokhara overlandArriving in Chitwan- after 6 hours Drive from Kathmandu or 5 hours from Pokhara, you will arrive at our hotel about 1:30 to 2:00 pm. It would be a good time to have some meal then ready for village tour and Visiting Elephant stable. Of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful. Our naturalists will take you to show Elephant Stable. They will explain the nature and habits of elephants. The unique Center was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephants trapping for domestication.Dinner
& Cultural Program: In Chitwan there is Tharu social groups, which they show their unique performance. In the evening before dinner tharu cultural dance performances used to held. Along this performance you will be holding drinks and roasted meats to make you more entertainer.
Full day Jungle activities and wild life safariWake up call, take breakfast then ready for day activities: Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing View. Lunch then Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Depart for Kathmandu or to Pokhara after morning safari-05-06 hrs Early morning wake up call for fresh morning activities and after refreshment with tea-coffee enjoy the last day in Chitwan with bird watch back at Dining Hut for breakfast, after breakfast packing your gear getting ready for the drive to Pokhara or back at Kathmandu.