Chitwan National Park safari brings you the most exciting and adventerous travel package in Chitwan,Nepal . Chitwan National park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. This park lies in southern central Nepal. It covers 932 sq.km with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers. The park headquarters is at Kasara which is a 21 km drive from Bharatpur. It is 20 minutes by air and 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 a 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 Royal Bengal tigers. They 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.
The park consists of a diversity of ecosystems-including the Churia hills, Ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani Rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the east from 150 m. to more than 800 m. The park shares its eastern boundary with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.
The park has a range of climatic seasons each offering a unique experience. October through February with average temperatures of 25 degrees offers an enjoyable climate. From March to June temperatures can reach as high as 43 degrees. The hot humid days give way to the monsoon season that typically lasts from late June until September. Rivers become flooded and roads are impossible.
In late January, local villagers are allowed to cut thatch grasses to meet their needs, which offers a better viewing of wildlife to visitors. September, November, February and April, migratory birds join the residential birds and create spectacular bird watching opportunities. While the monsoon rains bring lush vegetation, most trees flower in late winter. The Palash tree, known as the “flame of the forest’ and silk cotton tree have spectacular crimson flowers.
Flora & Fauna
The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park.Grasslands cover 20 percent of the park. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass (Saccharum spp ), renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8m in height.
The park is home to more than 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the park is One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur, Royal Bengal tiger. Wild elephant, Four-horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, etc. Bengal florican. Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork, While stork, etc.
We have great facilities in Chitwan National park safari package.The display at the visitor center at Sauraha provides fascinating information on wildlife and conservation program. The women’s user groups’ souvenir shop offers a variety of handicrafts and other local products for gifts and souvenirs.
Elephant safari provides the opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. One may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. The Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor, Sauraha gives you information on the captive elephant and the calves born there.
The museum at Kasara, the park headquarters, has informative displays- Near the HQ visitors can see Bikram Baba, a Hindu religious site of archival value. A short walk (1km) from the Park HQ will take you to the Gharial Breeding Center, which is also home to the Marsh mugger and number of turtles.
Inside the park, there are 7 resorts run by park concessionaires that can provide lodging and access to wildlife activities. Various resorts and lodges situated outside the park also offer a variety of services.