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June 11, 2019

Exploring the Wilderness in Nepal’s First Park

Elephant safari in Chitwan National Park
Elephant safari in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park mainly lies in the southern low lands of Nepal; and is the first national park that came into existence in 1973, with an area of 952.63 Km (367.81 sq. mi).

The nature in its cruedest forms awaits to give you a punch with its natural breathtaking escapades that may take you to different world of flora and fauna with its vivid glimpses changing within fraction of seconds.

Around 100 Km away from Kathmandu, this is also the most well-preserved national park in Asia.

Chitwan National Park has more than three decades of experience in managing the park. This park today is vibrant with 544 species of birds, 68 species of mammals, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish.

One horn rhino in Chitwan Natinal Park
One horned rhino

The park has been successful in preserving the endangered wild species like one Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

How to get there?

Since this park is hardly 100 km far from Kathmandu, you can take a bus via the main road or take a cab or go by plane to Chitwan to rest at one of the comfortable hotels and lodges to start your jungle safari the next day.

But don’t worry. Plenty of travel agents associated with Chitwan Jungle safari are available in Kathmandu, who can manage your tour.

You can enjoy the most thrilling, exotic and fantastic jungle safari by watching the rare one-horned Rhino and Bengal tiger and can have a regal experience of watching the living flora and fauna by sitting on the back of elephants like Kings and emperors.

Chitwan National Park

Plenty of comfortable lodges can give you a feeling of home away from home. You can visit indigenous Tharu huts (homestays) at a stone’s throw and enjoy their traditional cultural dances and have a glimpse of ancient Nepal.

Tharu homestays will welcome you in ecstasy as they believe that guests are Gods in disguise. Tharus are the most trustworthy persons. You can also watch the exciting elephant race when it is organized at Sauraha.

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