Canoeing at Rapti River (Sauraha and Meghauli)

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 and take their photographs. The crocodiles basking motionlessly under the sun with their snouts wide.

The chance to flow along with the river taking close look at the crocodiles and jungle on the river bank attract the tourist to canoe ride. It is also possible to reach Jagatpur, another tourist spot of Chitwan by canoe some 18 km down streams from Sauraha.

A journey down the Rapti river in a traditional ‘dug out canoe offers you the chance to quietly observe the exotic species of birds and animal that come for sip at the waters edge.

In Canoeing ride on the Rapt River you see the popular Marsha Mugger and Ghariyal Crocodiles in theirs' natural habitation. You can see close proximity to them from your canoe boat and the naturalist guide you on their proper way. During the Canoeing you can see the rare species of birds, reptiles and more on wetland.


The Canoe Ride is carried out at two places in Chitwan. The First One is Sauraha (the oldest Tourist Hub) and the Second One is Meghauli (Meghauli is the newly established Tourist Hub in Chitwan). Before choosing the Canoe Ride Service, please be sure about the location of the Service Provider.

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How to get this service?

To experience Canoeing Ride, first you need to be at Chitwan. Find out here how to reach Chitwan or click here to find tourist buses to Chitwan. Tourist buses take you directly to the Sauraha. For Meghauli, after you reach Narayangarh you need to find other regular local buses or hire jeep or car. After you reach the tourist hub, you can contact your hotel or find any service provider from the below list.

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