Royal Chitwan National Park


Royal Chitwan National Park

 

Location :  South West Of Kathmandu, Nepal
Nearest Access :  Bharatpur
Main Wildlife Found :  One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger
Coverage Area :  932-sq-kms

Royal Chitwan National Park (‘Chitwan’ means “in the heart of the jungle’) covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the Indian subcontinent with populations of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more.
The Chitwan region has had a long history of conservation. For many years it was the Royal hunting grounds for the Kings and dignitaries of Nepal and therefore was not hunted by the general public. It did however become a favorite spot for big game safari hunters in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. This was coupled with a surge in local human populations following the development of anti-malaria medicines in the mid-twentieth century. The long-term effect was a drastic decrease in jungle habitat and animal populations in the Chitwan valley as jungles were converted to farmland and big game were hunted and poached to dangerously low numbers. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared rhino sanctuary. With sanctuary status came the relocation of 22,000 people from the Chitwan valley and a moratorium on hunting. Since 1963 wildlife populations and ecosystems have been rebounding. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal’s first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.

Tharu Stick Dance
A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks embodies and projects how to keep away the rhino and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land. You can enjoy your evening after dinner and watch the Tharu Stick Dance. We will arrange dance for your enjoyment adjacent to our Restaurant.

How to Get there

Highlights of the Safari
 

Thrilling experience of rafting, Jungle Safari in Chitwan National park encounter with wild animals.

Facts of the Safari
 
Safari Destination : Royal Chitwan National Park
Group Size : Min – 1
Season : Spring & Autumn
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Entry : Sauraha
Exit : Sauraha
 
 

Itinerary In Detail
 

Days 01 :

Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
 
Days 02 :

Dive to Chitwan (half day rafting on Trisuli river), observe the Tharu culture dance in the evening.
 
Days 03 :

Jungle Activities in Chitwan national park like cannoning, Elephant riding, Jungle walk, visit to Elephant breeding center)
 
Days 04 :

Bird watching at Chitwan and drive to Pokhara
 
Days 05 :

Drive/fly back to Kathmandu
 
Days 06 :

Free day in Kathmandu
 
Days 07 :

Transfer to Airport, Departure on your own destination.
 
Note: Whatever the conditions the itinerary stated follow, it is for the visitors who prefer full package programmed. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Air:              There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur.
Road:         Chitwan is easily accessible from Kathmandu being well connected by national highway to Bharatpur and Saurana. 
 

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