Bath with Elephant at Rapti River

Elephant Bath - Chitwan

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 bathing playing with humans is equally entertaining. It is even enjoyable to only view the elephant baths.

There is a virtual xomperition between the tourists to take photographs of the bathing elephant. The elephants at times throw off the riders into water as per the instruction is exciting to the limit. Elephant bath is one of the major attraction of Sauraha.

Just chill out beside the tranquility of the Rapti River and watch the appealing elephant taking a bath or if its too tempting, join them while taking a dip down the river.

You can buy a ticket to wash an elephant in the Rapti river from many guest houses or travel agencies. Tickets can cost between 200 and 500 rupees.

For a cheaper option head down to the river in the evening where the Mahout (Elephant riders) come to bathe their elephants after a long day's work. They'll often do some showing off and accept tips. Then sit back and enjoy the sunset over the river!


The Elephant Bath 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 Elephant Bath Service, please be sure about the location of service provider.

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To experience Elephant Bath, 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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