Chitwan

Chitwan jungle safari

The Chitwan National Park, with its beautiful landscape covered in lush vegetation and the Himalayas as a backdrop, makes it a location of extraordinary natural beauty. Thus, Chitwan is best known as one of the most beautiful and appealing parts of Nepal’s lowlands, all thanks to its forested hills and varied river scenery.

Again, the natural scenery and characterized by high cliffs on the south-facing slopes makes the place one of the most visited tourist destinations of its sort in the region. However, there is also a mosaic of riverine forest and grasslands along the river banks to justify them.

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Chitwan PC: Jeevan Katel

There is this Narayani (Gandaki) river too, Nepal’s third-largest river. That starts in the high Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal. It offers magnificent river views and landscapes, as well as river terraces built of layers of stones and gravel.

Moreover, the land of Chitwan comprises two famous religious areas; Bikram Baba in Kasara and Balmiki Ashram in Tribeni. Both of which are pilgrimage sites for Hindus from the surrounding area and India.

With that, Chitwan is well known as the home of the indigenous Tharu people. It is said that they have been living there for generations. And, of course, they are widely recognised for their distinctive cultural customs.

A major attraction of Chitwan; Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is a remarkable example of biological evolution, with a unique collection of natural flora and fauna from the Siwalik and inner Terai habitats. It is the largest and least disturbed example of sal woodland and associated populations.

It is also home to one of the remaining populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros as well as one of the Bengal Tiger’s last refuges.

Chitwan
Chitwan

“Chitwan National Park (CNP), the very first National Park of Nepal was established in 1973.”

It is a diverse natural environment in Terai, Nepal’s subtropical southern region. The park has been home to 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna, and 126 species of fish.

The park is the only surviving example of the ‘Terai’ region’s natural ecosystems, and it encompasses subtropical lowland sandwiched between two east-west river valleys.

Where else to visit at Chitwan

  • Bish Hajari Taal (Lake)
  • Elephant Breeding Center
  • Crocodile Hatching Farm
  • Lamo Jharana, Jalbire
  • Devghat Dham

Things to do in Chitwan

  • Elephant Ride/ Safari
  • Bath with elephant
  • Jungle/ nature walk
  • Witness Tharu Culture and Programmes
  • Canoeing at Rapti river
  • Jeep Drive Safari
  • Bird watching
  • Tower night at Chitwan National Park
  • Tharu Village Tour
  • Activities with Elephant
  • River rafting
  • Ox cart riding
  • Cycling in Chitwan
  • Upperdang Gadi Trekking
  • Pilgrimage tours
  • Attend Elephants games and shows