Nepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment. The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Nepal has 16 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16 percent of its total geographical area.
Chitwan literally means "heart of the jungle". 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. The park is home to 56 species of mammals, 49 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 525 species of birds. Wildlife found here include endangered species like the one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger, gaur, wild elephant, four-horned antelope, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, rhesus monkey, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, and many other smaller animals. Also found here are cobras, kraits and pythons. The swampy areas and numerous oxbow lakes of Chitwan provide a home for the marsh mugger crocodiles. In a stretch of the Narayani River are found one of the few remaining populations of the rare and endangered fish-only eating gharial, or Gangetic crocodile. Also found here is one of the world's four species of freshwater dolphins.
Most jungle safari consists of canoe rides on the jungle Rivers, nature walks, birds watching excursions and quick tours around the villages to discover unique culture and traditions of the local village people. There are also scheduled cultural-musical programs performed by the villagers.
Tharu Village Tour
The Tharu are an ethnic group indigenous to the Terrai region of Nepal which includes Chitwan. The village tour is famous for close and personal observation of the Tharu culture. Tourists like to take village tour to witness the daily lifestyle and activities of the Tharu community.
Canoeing At Rapti River
On canoe ride along the Rapti River inside the Chitwan National Park and take a close view of crocodiles and other wild animals and birds. Tourist are excited to look at the crocodiles taking sunbath on the river banks and take their photographs.
Elephant's Breeding Center
The wild adventures in the national park, Chitwan National Park has a second major attraction; the elephant breeding center. This was installed because the elephant population is becoming endangered in Nepal. The elephant breeding center is unique as it is one of the only 2 in the world.
Jungle Walk / Safari
If experiencing the wild plains of Nepal and bird watching interests you, we suggested that you take a Jungle walk. This walk provides you with the ideal situation of viewing the wild animals very close. Bird Watching is always best on foot. We will help you spot identify the different varieties of birds, both local and migratory, that are found in Nepal.
Elephant Riding / Safari
The elephant safari is one of the best ways to spot wildlife from up close. Because the elephants can come close to other animals without them noticing that there are people on the elephants back, you can come up to 1 meter from other animals. On the back of an elephant you can get very close to the wildlife like tigers, rhino, deer and other animals. During the trip, you are never alone.
Tharu Cultural Dance / Program
The Tharu people of Chitwan welcome guests by performing dance and singing in the evening, famous Tharu stick dances, The fire dance and the other dance are highlights which reflects their life styles.