Chitwan National Park
Set against the backdrop of the Himalaya, the Chitwan National Park is home to an incredible variety of wildlife, including several endangered species. Of all the worlds remaining forests, one of the most enchanting if Chitwan National Park in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Here in side the park, you will discover a lost world of towering tees and twisting vine, of pre-historic rhino and lumbering elephants, of crocodile pythons and deer; of brilliantly colored birds and if you are fortunate- the superb Royal Bengal Tiger. Visit a wonderful world of lush riverine forest, tall elephant grass, lakes and rivers- home to some of the most endangered animal on earth, the elusive tiger and the prehistoric rhinoceros, including many species of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. Around 400 one horned rhinoceros make their home in the lush forest of chitwan, along with several others wild species.
In the waters of the two mighty river that drain the chitwan valley, the Narayani and the Rapti, you will find a diversity of riverine wildlife including the endangered fish eating gharial crocodile and marsh mugger crocodile. Chitwan is the bird watchers paradise, over 528 species of resident and migratory birds having been identified so far. The endangered Giant Hornbill, the Paradise Flycatchers, the Large-Pied Kingfisher and Racquet-Tailed, Dragon are among the more exotic resident birds in chitwan. For more serious birds watchers, Beeshazari lake (a Ramsar site ) provides a unique venue for watching migratory waterfowl, waders and shore birds that congregate from December to February every year .
Activities we offer
An early morning walk through the bush and along the Rapti river, is a must go to view many of the exotic birds, including the Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican and Paradies Flycatcher. This apart, enjoys the movement of the migratory birds in the Beehazari Tal. You will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist to this wonderful birders paradies.
Seated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grassland and core area of the park, you became a integral part of the life of the national park. The elephant safari through, not the most comfortable rides, is an amazing experience. And it doesnt take to long spot at least a rhino in the forest.
Just chill out beside the tranquility of the Rapti River and watch the appealing elephant taking a bath or if its too tempting, join them while taking a dip down the river.
Drive in to the heart of the park for a good chance to spot the rear species, the drive take you long time-worn trails with great opportunities of viewing a big animal. Dont forget to move on to Kasara the park headquarter wherein you will get to chance to Kasara Durbar and the Crocodile Breeding Center. the center is housed with a numbers of breeding and hatching pounds and rear the animal until they are ready for release in the wild.
A journey down the Rapti river in a traditional ‘dug out canoe offers you the chance to quietly observe the exotic species of birds and animal that come for sip at the waters edge.
Be claim and quite on the 22-feet high wooden tower built in the prime location of the park, which offers unique chances to see the movement the animals in the wilderness.
Wall out and stretch your leg into the forest accompanied by a professional as they share their extensive knowledge with your on your way to prime spots in quest of rear and endemic species. Be on the look out for the great one-horned rhinoceros, wild boar, sloth bear, bison, gangetic dolphins, gharial crocodile and Royal Bengal Tiger.
ELEPHAINT BREEDING CENTER
Of all the animals, elephant probably the most graceful. Our naturalist will take you the hattisar to demonstrate how elephants meals are prepared and how they eat in the elephant breeding center. they will explain the nature and habits of elephants . The unique center was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephant trapping for domestication.
THARU STICK DANCE
Savour the magnificent culture dance of the Tharu communities watching by the bone fire in the evening in any hotels of Sauraha.
BUFFER ZONES VILLAGE TOURS
Experience the uniquely placed culture of the Tharu people relish what their culture is like in the Tharu Village Museum in the heart of Sauraha Bachhauli. For centuries, the Tharu have lived very closed to this protected area and hence their tradition reflects their intimate relationship with the natural world. Visit the Tharu village and share their world with them as you reach out to touch another culture.
Enjoy the specialized tours which are packed with information about the Chitwan National Park, Its majestic wildlife, its successful buffer zone programs, they holy places around especially the Dev Ghat, and naturalists are here to share their knowledge of the park with you to enrich your stay in Sauraha.