Chitwan Jungle Safari
Chitwan National Park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. This park is situated in southern central Nepal, covering 932 sq.km covered with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers. The park headquarters at Kasara is 21 km drive from Bharatpur which is 20 minutes by air or 146 km by road from Kathmandu. In this park there are many Resorts hotels and lodge to accommodate.
This famous park offers a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of several kinds. The highlights of this park are the 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. You will discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines, of pre-historic rhino and lumbering elephants, crocodile, python and deer; brilliantly colored birds and if you are fortunate – the superb Royal Bengal Tiger. Sharing home with these are other animals like rhesus monkey, grey langur, deer, leopards and wild cats etc. Another most important factor adding to the chitwan experience is the colorful Tharu Culture, their way of living, culture and tradition and heart touching Tharu Dance. Here you will do many activities likes Jungle Safari on elephant back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive etc.
Activities while doing Jungle Safari
Village Tour – into the villages to learn about new culture and traditions.
Elephant Safari – thick jungles awaits you to explore wild animals.
Nature Walk (or also known as Jungle walk)
Cultural Program – watch programs consisting of traditional (folk) dance and songs.
Other Services – have a go for splendid boating and canoeing experience in the rivers and ponds.
Accommodation – stay where the action is. Get the lodges or resorts at the place where Safari begins and ends.
Observe the unique life style of local people.
Visit the local surrounding near your safari place.
Things needed to bring while doing Jungle Safari
A jacket or sweater from November through February
Lightest clothing with sunglasses and hats from April onwards
Pants should be worn during elephant rides
Bright colors such as red and white should be avoided since those colors have been known to upset the rhinos
Comfortable walking shoes are essential
Summer months require cool clothes
Good walking shoes
Make sure your clothes are in colors-like brown and green
If you are closer to the monsoon months, carry some waterproof jackets and an extra pair of shoes
During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended