Chitwan Jungle National Park:
Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s best preserved tropical jungles with wide variety of wildlife in southern Nepal, a distance of four-hour drive from the capital city of Kathmandu. The variety of animals found in Chitwan Jungle includes the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers, one horned-rhinoceros, four-horned antelope, spotted deer, striped hyena, bison, Gangetic dolphin, gharial crocodile, reptiles, rhesus and Langur monkeys, sloth bears and numerous other wildlife that make their home here. There are over four hundred different species of birds including marsh mugger peckers and other migrating birds that make Chitwan their home. The five to six feet tall Elephant grass provides an excellent habitat for wildlife to thrive here. In addition, the Narayani and Rapti River system has created many islands which are covered with old growth forest and thick jungle of under growth as well as open savannahs making it a perfect safe haven for wildlife of all species to inhabit.
Highlights of the Chitwan Jungle Park activities are elephant rides to see the one-horned rhinos, Tigers (the Royal Bengal Tigers are rarely seen as they live deep inside the jungle) and other animals, dugout canoe trips to see Gangetic dolphins, gharial crocodiles, bird watching and to enjoy the scenic beauty; a tour of the Tharu village to see their way of life (the Tharus also come to the resorts to present their traditional folk song and stick-dance). We also do a short jungle walk to see wildlife and scenery.