For a country known for its beautiful mountains, the Gangetic flat lands of the Terai that stretches through out the southern part of Nepal provides a wholly different experience. A visit to Nepal remains incomplete without seeing the beauty of the Terai and Chitwan is the best place to go. The Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna. The wildlife and the landscape are not as breathtaking as those found in Asia. Chitwan is only 150m, above the sea level. The place gets steamy from March-June, with peak temperatures reaching 43°C in the shade. Short grass makes Feb-May the best game-viewing season, but the autumn months are gorgeous, with Himalayan views, and in winter (December-January), Chitwan is pleasantly warmed compared to Kathmandu. The monsoon season (July-August) is intense, with pounding rain, swollen rivers, and luxuriant vegetation. While the rain isn’t constant, the humidity is all pervasive.
Activities in Chitwan
Elephant Back Safari:
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting on a well trained elephant. The duration of elephant back safari is about one and half hours. Our trained naturalist will accompany you and can explain about the animals, flora and fauna of the Park.
Tharus are the indigenous inhabitations of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization and in the evening, we will entertain you with Tharu folk dances performed by Tharu troupes and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display.
Jeep Safari is a fast and safer way to discover a wide range of the forest environment in the Chitwan National Park. A four hour jeep drive covers about 50 km inside the park including the crocodile breeding centre.
Dugout Canoe Ride
During the canoe trip on the Rapti River, you will be able to view an array of nature’s beautiful riverside scenery including different types of birds, two types of crocodile – Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank, and other aquatic creatures.
Elephant Breeding Center
This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia and situated only two km. from our hotel. Our naturalist will take you to the elephant breeding center to show the baby elephants socializing with their parents. How the elephant meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain the nature and habits of the elephant. The centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephant to secure a viable population.
On a sunny day, one of the main attractions in the Rapti River is swimming with the Elephants where you can have a lot of fun.
The Chitwan National Park is home to more than 530 species of birds. Our specialist will help you to view these and identify them. There are Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Ducks, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Osprey, Falcons, Kestrel, Parakeets, Ibis, Kites, Cuckoos, Kingfishers, Swallows, Orioles, Drongos, Babblers and many others. Bird watching is always best on foot early in the morning.
Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats of wild animals. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. There are number of watch towers on the route in which you may climb to get a better view of the surroundings.
Night Stay at the Jungle Tower
Several towers and lakes have been created by a local community committee to preserved wildlife in forest. There are provisions for a whole night stay in an extraordinary deep and peaceful jungle environment.