Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park Safari
This park is the most popular destination for tourist wanting to experience of the wildlife of the region. It was declared a national park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated it as Natural World Heritage Site. The park offers protection to 56 species of mammals including the one horned rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Gangetic dolphin and wild bison. There are an estimated species of birds, 126 species of fish, 590 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park.
The park is spread over an area of 932 sq.km and located in the lowlands of the kingdom. The forest cover is predominantly sal, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.
There are two ways to experience the park - staying in luxurious jungle lodges inside the park, or just outside the park entrance in less expensive, but good quality accommodation. Please contact us for more information
When to visit?
The best time to visit Royal Chitwan National Park from October through March, when the temperature averages 25 degrees Celsius.
The months of March, April and June can be extremely hot, while July - September is the monsoon season when the rivers swell and parts of them become inaccessible.
How to get there?
By surface - A pleasant five hour drive by car or bus on the Kathmandu - Narayanghat highway follows the Trishuli River offering you a continually changing landscape from the mountains of the Himalayas to the plains of the Terai.
By raft - One of the most exciting way to travel to the park is to raft down the Trishuli River. For two or more days you can float down the river experiencing its numerous rapids and seeing a variety of village life, flora and fauna along its banks.
By air - 20 min. flight will bring you from Kathmandu to Bharatpur where you will be met by our staff and transfer to the resort.
What to bring?
Binoculars, Flashlight, Insect repellent. 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. Please carry only the bare necessities but not jewellery and valuable items. During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended.