CHITWAN JUNGLE SAFARI

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  • DURATION3 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELEasy
  • GROUP SIZE1-12

Highlights

  • Canoe Ride in Chitwan
  • Walking in the Jungle
  • Bird Watching tour
  • Jungle drive in Chitwan
  • Tharu stick dance program

Trip Overview

Chitwan Jungle Safari is the most accessible natural Jungle wildlife tour in Nepal. The Chitwan national park is one of the best jungle parks in Nepal for the Jungle safari, which was established in 1973 AD. You get to see various species of birds, plants, and animals that include wildlife, floras, and faunas while on the Chitwan jungle safari.

Nepal is best known for its beautiful mountains & trekking into the Himalayas is the best tourism activity in Nepal. However, there are the Genetic flat lands of Terai that stretched throughout the southern part of Nepal, which offers an entirely different experience. A visit to Nepal is incomplete without seeing the beauty of this Terai belt, and no doubt, The Chitwan is the best place to do so.

The Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is also known as a paradise for nature lovers, and a utopia for those who love watching animals in their natural habitat. The Chitwan national park is well renowned for being rich in biodiversity.

Chitwan National Park has some dense and grassy plains, which are home to various rare animals. This national park is the first national park in Nepal established in 1973 and made its place in the world heritage site in 1984 AD. Chitwan National Park covers a total area of nearly 952.63 square kilometers, which covers the total area of the Nawalpur, Parsa, Chitwan, and Makwanpur districts of Nepal.

The Chitwan National Park is located in between the Terai and Hilly region of Nepal, more accurately, this park is located in South Central Nepal in the subtropical lowlands of the Inner Terai. The park ranges from 110 to 850 meters above sea level. Likewise, Chitwan National Park is bordered by Parsa Wildlife Reserve in the east and India in the south. This park is home to numerous wildlife including several endangered animals like one-horned rhinoceros, gharial crocodile, and royal Bengal tiger along with birds like giant hornbills.

Chitwan national park is not only famous for its wilderness experience and gorgeous sceneries, but also a great place to immerse yourself into rich the culture and tradition of Terai regions. You get to visit nearby villages where you are welcomed by cultural dance and traditional assortments. This allows you to have insight into the daily life of locals.

You can go shopping and buy some authentic handicrafts and superb art pieces made by locals. You can buy vintage jewelry, batik clothes, elephant-dung paper, t-shirts, antiques made from clays, and paintings if you have extra time during the Chitwan Jungle Safari.

Some Facts about Chitwan National Park

  • The word ‘Chitwan ‘means ‘Heart of the jungle’.
  • Chitwan national park is regarded as one of Asia’s best national parks for wildlife observation.
  • Chitwan national park exists within a high humidity region that experiences a tropical monsoon climate. The monsoon runs from the middle of June until the end of September.
  • Nearly about two-thirds of the globally threatened species of birds are found in Chitwan national park. Altogether are 543 species of birds are recorded to be found here. Birds found in Chitwan national park include Grey-crowned Prinia, swamp francolin, Bengal florican, spotted eagles, grass warblers, oriental darter, storks, egrets, and many others.
  • Chitwan national park is the major tourist destination of the Terai region of Nepal.
  • From 1989 to 1999, the number of visitors has rapidly increased in Chitwan national park from 31,000 to 77,000 and still counting.

Things to do in Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

Jungle Walking on Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

You go on Jungle walking or hiking when you go on Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour, and you will get to see many animals like one-horned rhinos, deer, tigers, crocodiles, etc. You will also get to witness various species of flora and birds. Moreover, if you are lucky enough, you might also get to see the Royal Bengal tiger closely.

Canoe Ride in Chitwan Jungle Safari

Canoe Ride is one of the major activities that you do on the Chitwan Jungle Tour, as this is one of the thrilling outdoor activities that Chitwan National Park is famous for. Flowing down the calm Rapti River, you will get to see gorgeous sceneries along with birds, crocodiles, and other animals on the bank of the river.

You don't have to peddle yourself as a guide will join you during the canoe ride. Miles away from your hectic life, enjoying peaceful moments while capturing some of the best views.

Bird Watching in Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

For ornithologists and botanists, bird watching is the best way to see various rare birds as well as plants in Chitwan National park. Chitwan national park is known for its diverse vegetation, which has become the main reason that different types of birds can be found here. So, bird watching is another must-do thing in Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour.

Jeep Safari in Chitwan Jungle Safari

Drive-by Jeep into the Chitwan National park is another popular jungle activity in the park and it is the best way to explore the jungle in Chitwan Park. You go further deep into the Jungle by jeep and you will have more chances to see wild animals so, the Jeep Safari is the major attraction of the Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour.

Elephant Ride in Chitwan Jungle Safari

Elephant ride or Elephant Safari is one of the most popular Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. Traversing through open grassland on the back of an elephant in search of other wild animals will increase the thrill and adventure of your stay in Chitwan. Elephant Safari is the best way to see rare animals closely.

Note: We have offered Jeep Safari instead of Elephant Safari in our 2 night 3 days Chitwan Tour. We found that many travelers do not want to ride an elephant (animal). So, we arrange Elephant Safari only when travelers want to do the Elephant Safari.

So, let us know which activities you want to take either Jeep Safari or Elephant Safari. As one of these is included in our package or if prefer to do both, there will be an extra cost.

Tharu Cultural Show Program on Chitwan Jungle Safari

The Tharu is an indigenous community of Chitwan and the people around the Chitwan national are mostly Tharu. The Chitwan Jungle Safari offers a cultural program with a cultural dance program. The Tharu cultural program is a popular tourism product in Nepal. The Danda Nach (Stick Dance), Ago Nach (Fire Dance) Mayur Nach (Peacock Dance) are the most popular cultural shows of the Tharu cultural program.

    We at Escape Nepal Holidays have 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle safari tour. However, if you need to shorter or longer tour in Chitwan, that is surely possible. We also have 1 night 2 days & 3 nights 4 days Chitwan Jungle Safari. Contact us for the price and booking for those packages.

    Itinerary

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    Our driver will come to your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara to pick you up to drive to Chitwan national park. The drive is wonderfully scenic along the banks of the Trisuli River valley, and you can view the beautiful landscapes, valleys, mountains, lush green hamlets set amidst color rural landscapes, and so much.

    Reach Chitwan and check in to the lodge, and you are given a brief about the program and go for a Tharu village tour in the evening.

    • Lodge
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    • Chitwan National Park

    After breakfast at the lodge with the sweet chirping of birds, you go for a full day of jungle activities that include Jungle walking, Canoe ride, Jungle Safari across streams & into the jungles.

    You also enjoy a scintillating Tharu cultural stick dance that’s exciting to watch in the evening.

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    • Chitwan National Park

    After breakfast at the lodge, you go for a short walk to watch the birds. You then drive to Kathmandu, the drive is scenic, and you can have beautiful views.

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    What's Included

    • Both ways of transport by private tourist vehicles
    • 2-night accommodation
    • Meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners)
    • All the jungle activities as per the itinerary
    • National park entrance fees

    What's Excluded

    • Bar Bills and all the drinks
    • Tips
    • Anything not mentioned in the included section

    Check Available Dates

    Departures: We offer a Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour every day from Kathmandu So, select your date and book the tour.

    Group Size & Price: We have listed the price for up to 12 people only on this page, if you are more than 12 people, please contact us for the group price and process to book.

    Booking Confirmation: We need the booking confirmation 48 hours before the tour date and if your tour date is less than 48 hours then please Contact us before you make a booking and pay.

    Departure from Pokhara or other Cities: The given departure dates are from Kathmandu. If you are in Pokhara or other cities, we can also transfer to Chitwan from your city and the cost may be different. So, let us know from which city do you want to travel to Chitwan. We then offer you the cost of the tour.

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    Start Date22 Jan, 2022End Date24 Jan, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$200
    Start Date24 Jan, 2022End Date26 Jan, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$200
    Start Date26 Jan, 2022End Date28 Jan, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$200
    Start Date28 Jan, 2022End Date30 Jan, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$200
    Start Date30 Jan, 2022End Date01 Feb, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$200

    Useful Information

    Optional Tour on Chitwan Jungle Safari

    There is optional 3-hour rafting on the way to Chitwan from Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to add the Trisuli River Rafting Adventure to your Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour.

    Tour Extension after Chitwan Jungle Safari

    If you are planning to visit some other places in Nepal. Such as, we have Lumbini Tour, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour, We can make a combo tour package with a visit to all these places. Let us know.

    Hotels provided on Chitwan Jungle Safari

    3-star hotel/Resort/Lodge accommodation is provided in Chitwan at the offered price. However, there are Luxury 4 or 5 stars hotels also available in Chitwan. So, let us know if you want to upgrade your hotel accommodation in Chitwan.

    The climate of Chitwan national park

    Chitwan National Park has a tropical monsoon climate, which is highly hot, humid, and sticky throughout the year. As this area is located in the central climatic zone of the Himalayas, the monsoon starts from mid-June and lasts till late September.

    Chitwan National Park has three major climates summer (March to June), monsoon (July to September), and the temperature cools down & winter arrives from October to February.

    Vegetation in Chitwan national park

    Chitwan National Park can be characterized by tropical and subtropical forests. In this national park, most of the areas have been covered by the moist deciduous vegetation type of the Terai region. Besides forests, there is a huge area, which is covered by grasslands, and more than 50 species of grasses can be found in this region including the world's tallest grasses.

    Wildlife in Chitwan national park

    Chitwan National Park has a wide variety of faunal diversity. Nearly 700 species of wildlife can be observed in this park. Nearly 17 species of snakes, monitor lizards, and starred tortoise also reside in this park.

    Chitwan National Park also has nearly 113 species of fish, and there were nearly 235 gharials in the 1950s, which dropped and reached 38 gharials in 2003. Every year this place attracts a lot of bird watchers as there are nearly 543 recorded species of birds out of which most of them are globally endangered.

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