Elephant Back Safari
Canoeing Boat Ride
Elephant Bathing
Tharu Village Tour
Visit Elephant Breeding
Bird Watching Program
Wild Animal Safari
Tharu Culture Program
Sunset View Suaraha
Jungle Walk Program
Jeep Safari Program

 

 

Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan Map

Jungle Safari in Chitwan - After Kathmandu and Pokhara, Sauraha is the most important tourist destination in Nepal. Sauraha is located at Bacchyauli village in the eastern part of Chitwan district and is famous for obervation of various wild animals and birds. The Chitwan National Park, rich in natural beauty and biodiversity has become one of the most popular destination for tourist. Sauraha offers a multitude of activities suited for the entertainment of the tourist. It is possible to observe different wild anials and birds in the natural forest of the Chitwan National Park by riding an elephant or vehicle. The adventurous jungle walk, elephant ride, jeep safari, canoe ride, tonka ride, Tharu cultural program, camel ride, elephant bath, observation of wild life trophy exhibition, views of sunrise and sunset are the major tourist activities abailable in Sauraha.

Chitwan National Park is the most popular destination for tourist wanting to have a good experience of the region's wildlife. Therefore, your visit to Nepal won't be completed without a visit to Chitwan. Chitwan is not just the name of a National Park but also of the surrounding Dun valley and administrative district. The name means "Heart of the Jungle" and provides over 70 species of animals including some of the world's endangered species such as Royal Bengal Tiger, Great one horned Rhinoceros, Gaur, Gharial, Crocodile and over 450 species of colorful birds.

CANOE RIDE: During the canoe trip on the Rapti river, you will be able to view the full array of nature's beauty including plenty of birds, crocodiles and other animals. There is a chance you may see the two types of crododiles -Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

VILLAGE TOURS: Experience the uniquely placed culture of the Tharu people. Relish what their culture is like in the Tharu village Museum in the heart of Sauraha in Bachhyauli. For centuries, the Tharus have lived very close to this protected area and hence their tradition reflects their intimate relationship with the natural world. Visit the Tharu village and share their world with them as you reach out touch another culture.

ELEPHANT SAFARI: Seated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grasslands and core area of the park, you become an integral part of the life of the national park. The elephant safaris, though not the most comfortable ridges, is an amazing experience. And it doesn't take long to spot at least a rhino in these forest.

JUNGLE DRIVE: Bishajari Lake (20 THOUSAND LAKES): The popular Bishahari Lake of Chitwan is an attractive destination for tourist from home and abroad especially Jungle Drive (Jeep Safari). The lake has been listed in the watershed regions in 2003 and has an area of 3200 hectares. The lake considered rich in biodiversity and natural beauty is also a major tourist attraction. Tourists flock at the lake to ovserve the astounding natural beauty surrounding it. The environment around the lake is also serene and peaceful. The surrounding lush gree dense forest add to the beatry of the lake. The seet sound of chirping birds seem to cast spell in the visitors who are oblivious to passage of time. The lake is extremely suited for observation wildlife and to lose onself amidst the nature. The dense forest around the lake also offers natural habitat for different wild animals. Aid of guide is advised during the visit to lake. The Bishajari Lake is at a distance of 8 km from Bharatpur along Hakimchowk, Gauriganj and Tharuchowk or 6 km along Gitanagar.

ELEPHANT BREEDING CENTRE: Of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful. Our naturalists will take you to the Hattisar to demonstrate. how elephant's meals are prepared and how they eat in the Elephant Breeding Centre. They will explain the nature and habits of elephants. The unique centre was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephants trapping for domestication.

JUNGLE WALK: Walk out and stretch your legs deep into the forest accompanied by professional naturalists as they share their extensive knowledge with you on your way to prime spots in quest of rare and endemic species, Be on the look out for the great one-horned rhinoceros, wild boar, sloth bear, bison, gangetic dolphins, gharial crocodile and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

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

THARU STICK DANCE: Savour the magnificent culture dance of the Tharu communities watching by the bon fire in the evening in any of the hotels of Sauraha.

TENTATIVE - Package program for 1 Night / 2 Nights & 3 Nights           

Day 01: KATHMANDU - CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK - DRIVE OR FLY:
1300 hrs Arrival: A reception will be hosted by the Naturalist, refreshment, briefing about the program and Camp.
1400 hrs Lunch at Central Dinning Hall.
1600 hrs Visiting elephant stable and Tharu Village.
1930 hrs Dinner and briefing the program for next day.

Day 02: CHITWAN Jungle Safari FULL DAY PACKAGE:
0600 hrs Wake up call for morning activities
0700 hrs Breakfast at Central Dinning Hall
0730 hrs Canoe ride for 30 minutes along the government authorities. River and Jungle walk. Chances to
see many kinds of birds, Rhinoceros, Deer, Tiger, and many more.
1300 hrs Lunch at Hall
1500 hrs Elephant Back Safari through open grassland & forest on back and lookout for Rhino &
other wild animal closely but safely.
1700 hrs Culture Program
1930 hrs Dinner and Overnight

Day 03. FINAL DEPARTUE:
0600 hrs Wake up call & forward to Bird watching
0800 hrs Breakfast
0930 hrs Departure (Kathmandu / Pokhara / Sunauli Border) OR EXTENSION TRIP JEEP SAFARI ACTIVITIES FULL DAY.

EXTENSION TRIP:

Day 04. JEEP SAFARI:
09.30 hrs. Breakfast
10.00 hrs. Full Day Jeep Safari at 20 thousand lake (Pack Lunch)
08.00 hrs Dinner & Overnight

EXTRA COST: If clients wish to travel by Flight / Private Tranportation or going via Day Rafting OR Bharatpur Airport Shuttle those clients take the flight services. The Cost will be extra cost applicable.

What to Bring
Although the Terai can be cool during the winter, It can be stiflingly hot during the summer months. If you are headed there in winter, bring along a sweater or jacket. Summer months require cool clothes, good walking shoes, shady hat and sunscreen, Make sure your clothes are in colors-like brown and green-that help you blend into the backgroundCarry along some mosquito repellant, anti-diarrhea tablets and anti-histamines. Meanwhile, along with photo equipment, a pair of binoculars will prove invaluable. If you are closer to the monsoon months, carry some water proof jackets and an extra pair of shoes. Just in case.

The Terai jungles are also famous for leeches that appear in the monsoon and are around for a few months after, Salt or a lighted cigarette will make them fall off, do not pull them off as the wound may get infected. Try an insect repellant to keep them away.

What your package cost include:
All Jungle Safari Activities such as Jungle walk, Elephant ride, Canoe trip, Jeep Safari, Bird watch, Tharu Village, Culture Dance All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Twin sharing resort accommodation, Entrance Fee, Ground surface transportation by tourist bus facilities.
Flight Cost / Private Transportation will be extra.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Flight from Kathmandu to the Bharatpur airport, 11 km away from Sauraha., takes 15 minutes. Regular tourist buses depart to Sauraha at 7 AM from Kathmandu - Kantipath (6 Hrs). By Private Car (5 Hrs) & By Rafting - 1 & Half Hrs from Rafting End Point.

TERMS AND CONDITIONShe Management Team, HolidayNepal.com and respected hotels will take every possible care for each of its guest. However, you travel at your own risk and the both management will not be responsible for anything happening beyond it controls. More Info