The Royal Chitwan National Park, which stands today as successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. This is the first national park of Nepal established in 1973 to preserve a unique eco system significantly valuable to the whole world. The Park covering the protected area of 932 Sq. Km. is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. The Park gained much wider recognition in the world when UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage Site in 1984. It should also be emphasized that only a very small part of the national park is used for tourism. The great majority of the land, particularly in the hills, remains unvisited and therefore undisturbed. This is ideal for wildlife, and also preserves an element of mystery for humans; because large areas are still unexplored, our knowledge of what Birds and Animals the park contains is by no means finalized, and there is always the possibility of making new discoveries.
Nepal has several fascinating wildlife reserves with a rich flora and fauna. Exploring them is an outstanding experience. Here are Tigers, Rhinos, Crocodiles, hundreds of different bird species and much more!
Elephant Safari: A traditional way of exploring the jungle. From the elephants back you can see over the high grass and discover the animals there.
Bird Watching: The jungles are the home of several unusual birds – if you are lucky you may see a red tailed kingfisher early in the morning.
Ox Cart Ride: The relaxing oxcart ride will enable you to view the lively cultural villages around the area.
Colorful Tharu Village Visit: Experience the culture and traditions of the Tharu people living close to the jungle and wildlife for centuries. In symbiosis and battle with the wild animals.
Nature or Jungle Walk: Exploring the area by foot, watch birds, animals and plants. experts can take you to good places for spotting a tiger, rhino or any animal.
Tharu Stick Dance: A melodious tribal dance performed by men with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks. The dance shows how to rhinos and other wild animals are scared away from the village.
By air: Just a thirty-minute flight will bring you from Kathmandu to Bharatpur (outside Chitwan National Park.) Daily morning flights are available from many domestic airlines. At Bharatpur airport you will be met by our staff and be driven to Hotel or Resort.
By Raft: One of the most exciting ways to travel to the park is by raft down the Trishuli River – a day float –, which brings you to Narayanghat where you may be driven to our Island Jungle Resort. The number of days floating can be extended as per your schedule.
By Surface: A pleasant five hour drive by Car or Tourist bus on the Kathmandu-Narayanghat highway follows the Trisuli river and offers you a continually changing landscape from the mountains of the Himalayan to the plains of the Terai.