Sightseeing in Chitwan is one of the best outdoor activities in Nepal. It is also known as Jungle safari in Chitwan National park. Chitwan National Park is expanded across an area of 932 sq. kilometers and lies in the inner Terai belt of Chitwan district. It is probably Asia’s best one for wildlife safari tour destination and is established in 1973 A. D. as well country's first national park belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Due to easy accessibility both from Kathmandu and Pokhara and well managed eco-resorts facilities made most visited tourist spot of the country. The park offers wide variety of wildlife in nature as well some rarest species of animals found on planet. Travelers can enjoy real fun filled adventure encounter with one horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephant, black beer together canoe ride on Rapti River can see crocodiles and many colorful birds.
The park enjoys three main seasons: hot and dry summer, a hot and humid rainy season and a warm winter. Between October and February, the average temperature is 25º C ensuring a pleasant climate. From March through June, temperature may raise up to 43º C. The hot and humid monsoon lasts for four months from June through September. The best time to visit the park is from October through March.
Flora and Fauna
It is Renowned for its abundance varieties of wide life and vegetation that offers its uniqueness to the area. The Park is the home for 58 species of mammals like one horned rhinoceroses, Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, wild elephants, a verities of deer, bears, four horned antelopes, monkey, langur, pythons, gigantic dolphins, two species of crocodiles, the vegetarian gharials and flesh eating marsh muggers including about 539 species of exotic birds, 56 types of reptiles and amphibians, and 124 species of fish. Moreover, the park contains a unique ecosystem covering hills, plain, lands and lake. The park’s vegetation is subjugated by Sal (Shorea Robosta) forests along with the 50 species of grasses including the elephant grass, renowned for its immense height reaching up to 8m.
Major Activities to do in Chitwan National park
- Elephant back safari
- Elephant bathing
- Jungle Drive
- Jungle walk
- Bird watching
- Canoe ride
- Tharu village tour
- Elephant breeding center visit etc.
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