Nepal's first and most famous national park is situated in the Chitwan Doon or the low lands of the Inner Terai. Covering an area of 932 Sq Km. the park includes hilly areas of the Siwalik Range covered by deciduous Sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti and Reu Rivers and is more then 70% of the forest is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with reverine forests of silk cotton (kapok), acacia and sisam trees. This ecologically diverse area is the last remaining home in Nepal for more than 350 of the endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros and has a huge number of Royal Bengal Tiger .Gharial ,Crocodile, gigantic dolphin ,gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped ghana, pangolin, monitor lizard and pythons are some of the extra featured animals in the park.
More than 450 species birds are found in the park, among them are peacocks, woodpeckers, hornbills, bengal florican and redheaded trogons. Chitwan National Park was designated as a National park in 1973 and it was declared as a world heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 .
We provide trained naturalists & jungle guides in all jungle tours, who manage and will escort you on these tours. These are planned to highlight each feature of the both national parks.
The minimum recommended stay is 2 nights in Chitwan and 3 nights in Bardia but at least the stay of minimum 3 night in the park is necessary to cover all activities - either in Chitwan or in Bardia.
A Jeep safari through the jungle provides more game spotting opportunities than might be expected otherwise because it goes deeper into the jungle, usually beyond the beaten track. A thrilling tour in a four wheel drive into the heart of the park will enable you to view some of the rarest species of animals, birds etc. You can also visit the observation Tower for viewing the enchant movements of the animals in the wilderness. The jeep can be diverted to visit the crocodile breeding farm as well.
Jungle walk is another way of experience the wilderness. Our trained naturalist will take you across the flowing water of the Rapti River and the prime areas of the park to view nature's gifts like wild species of animal and birds blended with the surrounding flora and fauna. Early morning and late afternoon walk is the best to avoid mid day heat.
The parks are well known as a paradise for the birds. Some 450 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded so far. You may encounter many of them, while making this tour. Other species like the Giant Hornbill, Lesser Frolic and the paradise Flycatcher will also attract your attention when your are traveling along the banks of the Rapti River.
Village tour :
Village tours allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village. This gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese cultural tradition from the closer quarter and intermingle with locals.
The cultural program is the another way to enjoy and make meaningful contrast of visit. The drumbeat and the agile breathtaking stick dance performed by the Tharus people. Their rhythmic movements and the exciting drumbeat may urge you to join them in their performances….
A typical hand made Canoe will take you along the famous Rapti River where you will encounter the Harmless Gharial and the mud drenched crocodile, basking in the sun at the River banks. Moreover, many aquatic birds can be seen on the way.
Elephant/Ox- cart ride:
For those who love old ethnic traditional way of transportation, we have an Ox- cart. This will give you an experience of the unique mode of transport, while riding on the old dirt roads of the nearby Tharu village.
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