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Chitwan National Park (CNP), established in 1973, is the first National Park in Nepal. It lies in the Southern Central Terai of Nepal, covers an area of 952.63 km^2 (367.81 sq mi), and extends over four districts: Chitwan, Nawalpur, Parsa, and Makwanpur. It is especially renowned for protecting the last populations of One Horned Asiatic Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, and Gharial Crocodile. It has Ramsar Site and the Beeshazari Taal in its buffer zone. Chitwan National Park consists of two main entrances, Meghauli Village in the west and Sauraha in the east.
Chitwan National Park is a fascinating land of Nepal best known for its wildlife safari, attracting tourists from around the world. Chitwan National Park tour includes Elephant Safari. You can explore the subtropical forest and might encounter the one-horned rhino, endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephants, leopards, and many other species. You experience an entire wilderness in the dense forest with vivid wildlife to explore and sightseeing. The other activities are jeep safari, Jungle walk, bird watching, elephant bathing, boating/ canoeing, elephant breeding, Tharu village tour, and Tharu cultural show.
Chitwan National Park Tour starts with a scenic drive or flight from Kathmandu or Pokhara valley to Chitwan. After arriving at Chitwan, we go to the hotel and take some rest. Our guide will briefly tell you about the tour. You will begin with a jungle safari tour to Chitwan national park and enjoy the encounter with vivid wildlife either in the elephant back or jeep, whichever you prefer. We witness the beautiful scenic view of sunrise and sunset from the bank of Narayani. We go on a canoe ride along the Rapti River. There are 544 bird species recorded so far, and 22 globally threatened species and critically endangered like Bengal Florican, Slender-billed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture, and Red-headed Vulture. Apart from natural scenery and diverse wildlife, this region is also famous for various ethnic culture and their hospitality. You see the Tharu cultural dance presentation and experience the culture and traditions. The Park has a variety of climatic seasons that offers a unique experience.
Highlights of Chitwan National Park Wildlife and Jungle Tour
- Experience wildlife tour in Chitwan National Park
- Encounter with wild animals like single-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, wild elephant, leopard, deer, wild beer, wild boar, four-horned Antelope, etc.
- Bird watching
- Elephant bath activities
- Adventurous activities like jungle walk, elephant back safari, boating at Rapti River, etc.
- Learn Nepali culture about Tharu people through cultural programs
- Sunrise and sunset from Narayani River