Chitwan jungle safari is an interesting tour in Nepal located 165 km southwest of Kathmandu. It covers the 932 Sq Km land that is 110m-850 meters above the sea. The Park is the UNESCO world heritage site (1984) that is famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger, one horn rhino, wild elephant, 525 species of birds, two types of crocodile, four horned antelope, gaur, boar, leopard, and Python. The River Narayani, Rapti, and Reu with dense tropical forest with 70% Sal tree, grassland, riverine and wetland is the natural habitat of wildlife. Terai is a courtyard of the Himalaya. The October to March the day temperature remains 25 Celsius and April to August remains 43 Celsius.
Chitwan jungle safari offers to explore the indigenous ethnic group Tharu and Hill migrants around the Park. The Tharus have own language, dress, cuisine, and culture. They have different marriage systems such as levirate, age variation, and exchange marriage. They farmers produce rice, lentil, mustard seed, sugarcane, jute, wheat, maize, tobacco, potato, banana, pineapple, mango, and papaya. The Chitwan National Park has the tropical and subtropical forest with the 600 species of plants, including sal, sisau, silk cotton tree (simal), khamari, khayar, saaj, and pipal. The Park is the home to 50 mammals, 526 birds, including peacock, woodpeckers, floricans, white stork, black stork, flycatcher and Brahminy Ducks, 49 amphibians; reptiles include Gangetic crocodile, marsh crocodile, Gangetic dolphin and numerous species of butterfly. The Machan is a tower to observe the wildlife.
Chitwan jungle safari offers an accommodation of normal to expensive resorts outside the Park. Enjoy the wildlife safari, elephant bath, jungle walk, village walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, Tharu cultural show, cycling and bird watching. There is at least 2 nights 3 days package. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset views and the Himalaya views to the north. Visitors can fly from Kathmandu to Bharatpur in 20 minutes, then drive the 20 km or car takes 5 hours from Kathmandu to approach the park. The best time is October to February to visit there. Contact with Yeti Trail Adventure for the trip experience. Read the jungle safari information below.
Ride elephant back to explore the wildlife early in the morning at 8 AM and in the afternoon at 3:30 PM. It will be bumpy, however interesting. Take photographs of one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Gaur, Sloth bear, peacock, and birds. Bring binoculars for the nice views.
Enjoy the four-wheel jeep drive in the National Park with a jungle guide for the 4 hours. The lovely sound of the forest is interesting with photographs of endangered animals.
Enjoy the Canoe Ride that is made by hand with the single carving log of wood on the Rapti River. The canoe rows with a long stick by two professional guides. Enjoy an activity of the wildlife along the bank of the river such as the crocodiles, birds, rhinos and other.
Walk in the dense tropical forest with a professional jungle guide to exploring the wildlife and plants. Follow the guide to be safe from a wild animal. You can take a plenty of photos on this trip. There are migratory and resident birds.
Crocodile breeding center lies in the park headquarter, Kasara includes the Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodile. Elephant breeding center lies in the park include the baby elephants and mother elephants. Enjoy with a photograph.
Elephant Bath can take on the Rapti River with the help of the driver. Enjoy swimming, cold and hot drink bank of the river. After the elephant, ride drivers bring the elephants in the Riverbank for elephant bath. People can dive into the river from the elephant back. Make a video for a memory.
Follow the local guide, he takes you around the typical Tharu Village. The Tharu is an ethnic group with decorative, typical mud houses of thatched roof. Explore their lifestyle, dress, food habits and interact with them with the help of the guide.
The Park is 150 meters high above the sea. The sunset view to the Rapti River cannot forget with a red ball into the water. The sunrise and snow capped mountain view include Manaslu and Annapurna in the morning on a clear day may be incredible.
The indigenous people, Tharu have own language, culture, and lifestyle. After the dinner, enjoy the traditional dances with a typical dress, instruments in a hall include stick dance, funny dance, group dance, video show. The boys and girl with ethical dress dance in front of the tourists.