Royal Chitwan National Park, is one of the best in Asia and holds a place of pride in the world Heritage List. This National Park preserves a unique ecosystem of significant value to the entire Nepal Subcontinent. It covers an area of 932 sq. km. This great jungle is situated in the Inner Terai Lowlands on the foot-hills of Great Himalayas. Here, even now, you can feel the spirit of the time of the great explorers of the gone-by days. This park conserves more than 50 species of the mammals and 525 out of total estimated 852 specifies of birds found in Nepal. More than 123 species of butterflies found in lowlands, out of some 645 species recorded in Nepal, are found in this National Park.
There may be many more species of butterflies in this National Park. It is for you to find-out. There are 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. But for the bird lovers the main attractions are endangered species of birds such as Bengal florican, darters, giant hornbills, black and white storks and great Nepal sarus. This park is especially renowned for the protection of endangered one horned rhinoceros and tigers.
At present the estimated population of the rhinos is 460 in this National Park, which may be slightly more than one-third of the total world population of the last remains of these pre-historic mammals. This Figer fluctuates slight as some rhinos are transfer to Bardiya and Sulklafat. In 1989 Census, 25 royal Bengal tigers and 40 tigresses were recorded in this park. There are many other species of rare wildlife in this park such as gaur-bisons, wild elephants, four horned antelopes, pangolins, dolphins, monitor lizards and pythons etc. Other species of wild animals found in the park are sambar deer, chitals, hog, deer, barking deer, sloth bears, common leopards, wild dogs, langur and rhesus monkeys, etc. This park has saved “Gharial” crocodiles from being extinct. The Gharial Breeding Center is now a major tourist attraction. But the main tourist attraction is the Elephant Breeding Center of Sauraha. It is said to be one of the only 3 in the world. Viewing of actual mating is an unique experience and playing with the baby elephants is great fun. There are two museums in the National Park (one in Sauraha and the other in Park H.Q., Kasara). Winter is a little bit cold at night in Chitwan, but very pleasantly warm during the day. Summer is slightly hot. The Monsoon usually begins from mid-June and continues until mid-September. Because of the heavy rain-fall during this time, the rivers are flooded. But the lush green of the scenery is something special, which you never see in any other seasons.
Pick-up by our jeep from Chitrasari and (on arrival) welcome drink will be served. After check-in and orientation, lunch or snacks will be served.
After visit to Sauraha Museum and village walk, you will be taken to the Elephant Breeding Centre on oxcart (if you arrive early before 2:00 pm).
Slide show on request.
For dinner Mugalie (Tandoori) or Nepali meal will be served.
You can relax after dinner listening to the sound of jungle and/or gazing stars.
After early breakfast you will start Canoeing for half an hour. Half-day Jungle Walk, lunch in the resort and Elephant Back Safari.
Back in camp, you can Swim in the river or Sun Bathe.
After hot shower or free Herbal Steam Bath, join Campfire and Bar-be-cue, Tribal cultural and Stick
On the third day morning Bird Watching in the very early hours, after breakfast fare well drinks and departure by jeep to bus stop.