Chitwan National Park


Chitwan National Park is the most popular destination for tourists wanting to have a good experience of the region's wildlife. It was declared a National Park-in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated Royal Chitwan National Park a Natural World Heritage Site. The best time to visit Chitwan is from October through February, 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 rivers swell and parts of the park are inaccessible.  

Major Feature

  • Area of 932 sq. km
  • The oldest national park situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal.
  • A pristine and a  unique ecosystem
  • Comprises of hills, lakes, forests, grasslands and flood plains.
  • Renowned for endangered one-horned rhinoceros, elusive Bengali tiger & gharial crocodile.
  • Over 50 species of mammals and  450 species of birds 
  • Rare and endangered birds, Bengal florican, giant hombill, lesser florican, black stork & white stork
  • More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles.
  • A complete venue for scientific studies of the  flora and fauna.

Access and Accommodation

  • Daily flight from Kathmandu which is for half an hour
  • Daily tourist bus from Kathmandu and Pokhara which takes 5-6 hour drive
  • Various choice of Hotels & Jungle lodges  in Suraha, Meghauli,  Narayanghat or Bharatpur
  •  1- 3 day rafting trip on Trishuli River from Kathmandu to Nayayanghat 15 km from Park

Jungle Activities

  • A thrilling tour in a four wheel drive into the heart of the park will enable you to view some of the rarest species of animals and birds e. You can also visit the observation Tower for viewing the enchant movements of the animals in the wilderness. The jeep can be diverted to visit the crocodile breeding farm as well.
  • Jungle walk is another way of experience the wilderness. Our trained naturalist will take you across the flowing water of the Rapti River and the prime areas of the park to view nature's gifts like wild species of animal and birds blended with the surrounding flora and fauna. Early morning and late afternoon walk is the best to avoid mid day heat.
  • The parks are well known as a paradise for the birds. You may encounter many of them, while making this tour.
  • Village tours allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village. This gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese cultural tradition from the closer quarter and intermingle with locals.
  • The cultural program is the way to enjoy and make meaningful contrast of visit. The drumbeat and the agile breathtaking stick dance performed by the Tharus people. Their rhythmic movements and the exciting drumbeat may urge you to join them in their performance.
  • A typical handmade Canoe will take you along the famous Rapti River where you will encounter the Harmless Gharial and the mud drenched crocodile, basking in the sun at the River banks. Moreover, many aquatic birds can be seen on the way.
  • Ox- cart and Elephant ride will give you an experience of the unique mode of transport, while riding on the old dirt roads of the nearby Tharu village. You also have chances to see various animals during elephant back safari.