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Introduction

Chitwan is one of the finest national Parks in Asia, renowned for its dense concentration of wildlife and top class tourist lodges, which provides the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat. Chitwan which means the heart of the jungle is among the last surviving examples of the continuous band of forests and grasslands which once extended from the Indus river in Pakistan to the Burmese border. Royal Chitwan National Park is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site (natural ) list. Visitors to Chitwan may enjoy elephant back excursions, nature walks, canoe trips and jungle treks. There are several authorized agencies to organised such safaris. Visitors may also take a river raft, first driving from Kathmandu to the river Trishuli or Seti Khola. The five-hour drive to Chitwan(165Km overland)from Kathmandu is filled with thrilling views of the hills, rivers and plains with jungles on either side.

Area 932 sq km
Altitude 350 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-43.0 C Winter-7.0 C-20.0C
Language Nepali, Tharu, English
STD Code 056
Rainfall 2150 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to May

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How to get there

  1. Air :- There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur.
  2. Raft:-You can raft down the Trisuli River (from Kathmandu) or Seti River (from Pokhara) ro reach the park.
  3. Road:-Chitwan is easily accessible from Kathmandu being well connected by national highway to Bharatpur and Saurana.

Places to Visit

Upardang Gadi Royal Chitwan National Park

Excursion

Bikram Baba Chitwan Hatisar Elephant Breeding Centre Lamital

Accommodation

Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge Gaida Wildlife Camp Machan Wildlife Resort Chitwan Jungle Lodge