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Elephant Riding / Safari

Elephant Riding / Safari

Elephant ride or also called Elephant safari is a major attractions of Sauraha (Chitwan). Wild boar, red deer and other creatures of the jungle can be seen when you are at the back of the trained elephants and round the jungle.

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Bath with Elephant

Bath with Elephant

Elephant bathing is also an exciting entertainment activity available to the tourist in Sauraha. The tourist can play with the elephants and dive in the river from the back of elephant while it is bathing. The sight of elephant...

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Bish Hajar Taal Trip

Bish Hajar Taal Trip

This lake is listed in worlds list of swamps and is situated 6 km south east of Bharatpur. Being one of the famous tourist destination different migrating birds can be sighted here seasonally. Along with this, a number of...

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Jungle Walk in Chitwan National Park

Jungle Walk in National Park

Jungle walk is one the adventurous and entertaining activity of Sauraha. One can walk through dense forest around the natural habitat of the wild animals during the jungle walk. The tourist and the guides are not allowed to carry...

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Welcome to Chitwan Tourism Website

Chitwan District, one of the 75th district of Nepal, lies 150km south from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Chitwan is a bit hot in weather, reaches up to 40 Degree Celsius in Summer and up to 15 Degree Celsius in winter. Most of the area in Chitwan is plain and covered with dense forest, lakes and rivers. Chitwan District is suitable place for living with most of the facilities in reach to the people living in Chitwan.

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Activities in Chitwan

Elephant's Breeding Center

Elephant's Breeding Center

Of all the animals, elephant probably the most graceful. Our naturalist will take you the hattisar to demonstrate how elephants meals are prepared and how they eat in the elephant breeding center. they will explain the nature and habits...

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Tharu Village Tour

Tharu Village Tour

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. The Tharu community reside along the entire length...

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Pilgrimage Trip of Chitwan

Pilgrimage Trip of Chitwan

There are various Pilgrimages sites in Chitwan mainly for Hindu and Buddhist. Chitwan have very popular rivers and temples located in the bank of River. Devghat which lies in Chitwan and Tanahun is located in the...

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Chitwan National Park is also a magnet for avid bird watchers who can observe numerous species of resident and migrant birds here. Bird watching is also one of the attractions of Sauraha. Many tourists arrive at Chitwan and go...

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Jeep Drive / Safari

Jeep Drive / Safari

Jeep Safari is an exciting ride on an open top jeep into the dense forest of jungle. It is possible to closely observe the wild animals as well as take their snaps during jeep safari. Jeep Safari offers relative safety from wild animals...

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Tharu Cultural Program

Tharu Cultural Dance / Program

The Tharu Culture Program organized at Sauraha, Meghauli plays a significant role to entertain the tourist visiting Chitwan (Sauraha and Meghauli) and to introduce the Tharu Culture and tradition to the tourists. Majority of the tourist...

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Canoeing at Rapti River

Canoeing at Rapti River

Tourist can also embark on canoe ride along the Rapti River inside the Chitwan National Park and take a close view of crocodiles and other wild animals. Tourist are excited to look at the crocodiles taking sunbath on the river banks...

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Trekking Upper-Dang Gadi

Trekking Upper-Dang Gadi

The Chitwan Chepang Hill Trail, offers a rare combination of cultural and sightseeing experience. One of the most interesting aspects of the trek is getting a glimpse of the Chepangs and other local communities who live in this...

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About Chitwan District

The Chitwan District is one of 75 Districts of Nepal, and is located in the southwestern part of Narayani Zone with Bharatpur, the fifth largest city of Nepal, as its district headquarters. It covers an area of 2,218 km2 (856 sq mi), and in 2011 had a population of 579,984 (279,087 male and 300,897 female) people. Bharatpur is a commercial and service center of central south Nepal and merger destination for higher education, health care and transportation of the region.

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About Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park Chitwan National Park is located in the mid Terrai area of Nepal. It's famous for a jungle that has a population of tigers, elephants, Rhinoceros, crocodiles and a host of bird life.

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km2 and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills.

In the north and west of the protected area the Narayani-Rapti river system forms a natural boundary to human settlements. Adjacent to the east of Chitwan National Park is Parsa Wildlife Reserve, contiguous in the south is the Indian Tiger Reserve Valmiki National Park. The coherent protected area of 2,075 km2 (801 sq mi) represents the Tiger Conservation Unit (TCU) Chitwan-Parsa-Valmiki... Read More

About Sauraha

Sauraha Sauraha is a village in Chitwan District of Nepal situated close by the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park. It is the eastern gateway to Chitwan National Park and jungle safaris for budget, mid-priced and 3-4 star tourists. Beginning literally as small and very quaint Tharu village of mud and daub huts and houses, with a half dozen mud and daub hotels, it has grown into a small quiet town full of western style hotels and resorts, restaurants, internet cafes, and gift shops.

Jungle / wildlife safaris by foot, jeep and elephant. You are for sure to see the rhinoceros. Also many types of deer, monkeys, and Bengal tiger. Bird watching in and around the jungle. Especially Bish hajar Taal (20,000 lakes) wetlands area approximately 10 kilometers north west from Sauraha.

A quickly growing but still small village that caters to the needs of the visitors to Chitwan National Park, the best known safari park in Nepal. It is located 160 kms by road from Kathmandu, 155 kms by road from Pokhara and 160 kms by road from the Indian border at Sunauli. The Chitwan National Park... Read More

How To Reach?

How to reach Chitwan? There are various ways to reach Chitwan or Sauraha or Chitwan National Park. From Kathmandu we can catch early Tourist Bus or other regular buses to Chitwan. The short and comfortable way to be there is through Direct Flight to Bharatpur which takes around 20 min from Kathmandu.

Via Kathmandu: there are three types of buses available. Cheaper Birgunj bound buses which will drop you at Tadi Bazaar about 4 kilometers north of Sunauli where you can easily get local bus, taxi, rickshaws, tanga/pony carts. These second bit more expensive type is the direct tourist buses that are no more comfortable than normal intercity except they are full of tourists. A third type are more comfortable air condition buses (Greenline, etc.). All buses will travel via Mugling, Narayangarh/Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar, Sauraha; 4–5 hours.

Via Sunauli / Bhairahawa on an eastern bound (Birgunj/Biratnagar) buses traveling through Butwal, Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar. Change to local bus, jeep, pony cart, rickshaw to Sauraha: 3 – 4 hours... Read More

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Bharatpur (भरतपुर) is a city in the central-southern part of Nepal. Located in Chitwan Valley, Bharatpur is the district headquarters of the Chitwan District, as well as a separate Municipal authority, and is the fifth largest city of Nepal with the population of 199,867 (census 2011). Bharatpur is one of the fastest growing cities of Nepal. It lies on the banks of Narayani River and serves as a commercial centre of Chitwan district and central region of Nepal. It is located at the centre of Mahendra (east -west)... Read More
Bharatpur Airport (भरतपुर विमानस्थल) (IATA: BHR, ICAO: VNBP) is an airport serving Bharatpur,[2] a city in the Chitwan district in Narayani zone in Nepal. The airport is located 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Bharatpur. It is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and is served by Nepal Airlines, the national airline which earns most of its revenue from this airport. Bharatpur Airport is the country's 4th busiest. It is the main tourist gateway to Chitwan National Park, and is growing fast in terms of aircraft... Read More
Do understand the difference between Chitwan National Park and Sauraha. Chitwan National Park is all jungle, grassland, rivers and swamp filled with wildlife. There are a few high-end jungle lodges within it. Sauraha is the small town outside the park where most of the accommodation is found. Sauraha also is the transport hub to the rest of Nepal and locally to the elephant breeding center, elephant safari and ticket offices. Most people either arrive into Sauraha on a package tour or independently.
Chitwan is very popular for tasty Taas (Nepali: तास) a spicy fried goat-meat lunch dish served with Bhuja or Cheura available in many restaurants. Momo, Sukuti Khaja Set and other Newa Cuisine also available. Dal bhat is the staple food of the area, and meat and dairy products are also widely consumed. For centuries, traditional fermented foods and beverages have constituted about 20 per cent of the local diet. Depending on altitudinal variation, finger millet, wheat, buckwheat, barley, vegetable... Read More
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Landmarks

Fort Palace and landmark buildings

Chitwan District have few Fort Palaces, Landmarks and buildings but they were used by Former Royal Family and still not opened for Publics. Read More

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Tourism in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations. In 1989 more than 31,000 people visited the park, and ten years later... Read More

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Chitwan District and Tourism

After increment of hotels and lodges in Chitwan slowly tourism industry started to get heads up. Actually tourism means visit to a special place... Read More

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Currency and Money Exchange

Tourist can change their currency to Nepalese Currency from various Money Exchange Service provider from Kathmandu especially... Read More

Elephant

Events, Activities and Programs

The major events and activities celebrated or enjoyed in Chitwan are Chitwan Mahotsav, Elephant Race at Sauraha and Elephant Polo at Meghauli... Read More

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Chitwan National Park Travel Guide

Chitwan National Park Travel Guide

Featuring a luxurious woodlands and spectacular fauna including this unusual horned rhino, this Royal Bengal tiger woods, crocodiles, elephants, deer and over four-hundred varieties of chickens, this Royal Chitwan National Park offers...

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An entertaining, but ethical jungle safari

Chitwan national park, An entertaining but ethical jungle safari

Chitwan will forever change the term “National Park” from a place your parents made you go as a 12-year-old when you would have preferred to play pirates (just me?), to an experience that you’ll never forget. But during the brutally hair-raising...

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Eco Tourism

A Prime Destination of Eco-Tourism

The Chitwan Park is located in the Churia Hills at the south-central part of Chitwan District. It has an area of 932 square kilometers, with an altitude of 100 meters. The park is located in an ecologically diverse area which is home to the great...

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