Nepal’s first National Park is situated 162 km south of Kathmandu in the lowlands or the inner Terai. It covers an area of 937sq.km The park includes hilly areas covered by deciduous sal forest. One-fifth of the Park is made up of the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti & the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with riverine forests of silk cotton, acacia, and Sisam trees. The ecologically diverse area is a heaven of a wide variety of flora &fauna. This is the last remaining home in Nepal for the Asian one-horned rhino, rare royal Bengal tiger and leopard, varieties of deer, sloth bear, rhesus & languor monkey, wild boar, blue cow, wild dogs, jackals, civets, mongoose cats, and snakes. The rivers and lakes are home to crocodiles(marsh Mugger & Gharial) and the extraordinary Gangetic dolphins. Chitwan is also a bird-watchers delight with more than four hundred migrants and local species birds recorded. There are cormorants, herons egrets, storks, cranes, ducks woodpeckers, hawks, osprey, falcons, kestrel parakeets, ibis, kites, cuckoos, kingfishers, swallows, orioles, Dragos, babblers, flycatchers, and many others.
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting on a well-trained elephant. The duration of the elephant back safari is about one and a half hours. Our trained naturalist will accompany you and can explain about the animals, flora, and fauna of the Park.
Tharus are the indigenous inhabitants of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization and in the evening, we will entertain you with Tharu folk dances performed by Tharu troupes and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display.
Jeep Safari is a fast and safer way to discover a wide range of the forest environment in the Chitwan National Park. A four-hour jeep drive covers about 50km inside the park including the crocodile breeding center.
Dugout Canoe Ride:
During the canoe trip on the Rapti River, you will be able to view an array of nature’s beautiful riverside scenery including different types of birds, two types of crocodile-Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank, and other aquatic creatures.
Visit Elephant Breeding Center:
This is the first elephant breeding center in Asia and is just 2km away from
the hotel. Our naturalist will take you to the elephant breeding center to
show the baby elephants socializing with their parents and show how
the elephant meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain
the nature and habits of the elephant. The center is government-owned
and its purpose is to raise the young elephant to secure a viable
On a sunny day, one of the main attractions in the Rapti River is swimming with the Elephants where you can have a lot of fun.
The Chitwan National Park is home to more than 530 species of birds. Our specialist will help you to view these and identify them. There are Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Ducks, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Osprey, Falcons, Kestrel, Parakeets, Ibis, Kites, Cuckoos, Kingfisher, Swallows, Orioles, Drongos, Babblers, and many others. Bird watching is always best on foot early in the morning.
Our experienced naturalist will accompany you to the more specialized habitats of wild animals. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. There is a number of watchtowers on the route in which you may climb to get a better view of the surroundings.