Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in Nepal and also the most famous park for jungle safari situated in the plains of Nepal. It offers an exciting jungle safari on a elephant or a jeep ride in search of rare wild animals, birds and plants. The national park covers an area of 932 sq km and is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal.
Located in the mid-south of Nepal at a distance of around 150 km (5 hours drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara), Chitwan National Park Safari offers a great way to spend your time close to nature. The region is home to an indigenous tribe, Tharus. The park is often regarded as Asia’s best park. It offers 450 different species of wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhino, four different species of deer, wild boars, leopards, king cobra, python, mongoose, wild elephants and Arna (wild buffalo). Bird life in the park includes 450 species of birds some of which are Bengal Floricans, Giant Hornbills and Kingfishers.
Chitwan Jungle Safari Itinerary
- Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan and transfer to hotel in Sauraha – 05 hrs.
- Day 02: Full-day jungle and wild-life Safari with elephant and jeep rides.
- Day 03: Nature tour around Chitwan National Park and drive to Kathmandu.
After a 5/6 hrs drive from Kathmandu, we will reach our hotel/resort, situated in the buffer zone of the park. Then, our Chitwan jungle safari crew will take you for exciting rides in the jungle. You’ll also explore the Rapti river which offers chances to witness bird life and crocodiles in their natural surrounding. The tour also includes a visit to the Tharu village, the indigenous tribes of the Terai belt in the early days were famous for hunting and they hunted for Kings and monarchs. At present, the park is protected by the park administration as it stands as the first national park in Nepal.
Best Time to Visit Chitwan National Park
Nearly all months of the year except June to mid-September with heavy monsoon rains is regarded as the best time to explore the Chitwan National Park in Nepal. March to May is when wildflowers are in season and the jungle life will also be active. October to January is another best time as the days are clear for wild animals and bird-life sightings. However, morning and nighttime are cold during the season.