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.