Explore a thrilling safari with diversity
The Chitwan National Park has a glorious history of conservation and managing unique biological resources for over three decades. UNESCO recognised its universal value in 1984 and listed it as a World Heritage Site. Chitwan National Park is one of the last remaining homes for magnificent and endangered species such as the one-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and the Bengal Tiger. Collaboration between the government and local communities to manage development activities in the buffer zone has led to improved conservation. The park is situated in the inner Terai lowlands towards the south-central region of the country. The swampy areas and oxbow lakes dotting the National Park provide the perfect refuge for marsh mugger crocodiles. A stretch of the Narayani River that runs through the National Park is home to the rare and endangered Gangetic gharials that eat only fish. One of the world’s four species of freshwater dolphins is also found in stretches of the Narayani River. Safaris into this National Park are thrilling and let you explore through tall elephant grasslands, Sal forests, and Terai lowlands where you can hope to spot exotic animals, birds, and reptiles.
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Chitwan.
Experience the thrilling environs of Chitwan National Park in a 4x4 Jeep Safari. A guide and naturalist will accompany you in this safari. Glean from the expertise of your accompanying specialist as you traverse the National Park in search of the prized onehorned rhino or the elusive Bengal tiger.
A journey down the River Rapti in a traditional Dugout Canoe offers the chance to quietly observe the exotic species of birds and animals that come to drink at the water’s edge.
An early morning walk through the bush and along the River Rapti, with an expert guide to view some of the 450 species of exotic birds including the Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican and Paradise Flycatcher.
Visit a traditional Tharu Village, deep in the jungle, to get a sense of what their world and lives are like through interactions with the locals.