Chitwan is famous as one of the best wildlife viewing national parks in Asia and was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1984. The park is world renowned for Rhino sightings in great numbers. With mixed vegetation of savannah, riverine and sal forest, Chitwan is Nepal’s most visited national park and a haven for wild life aficionados.
Four of the 'Big Five' can be seen (rhinos, tigers, leopards and Asiatic elephants) along with a rich population of deer, wild boar, marsh muggar and ghariyal. Due to its close proximity to the Himalayan circuit, the park also shelters winter and summer migrants along with more than 500 native bird species. Chitwan is a birdwatcher’s paradise, replete with species such as the Great Hornbill, Ruddy Shelduck, Pied Kingfisher and Red Headed Trogon can also be found. Strict conservation policies and military patrolling have reduced poaching incidents and the park's rhino population is on the increase.
SAFARI EXPERIENCE AT CHITWAN
Early morning and evening nature walks into Chitwan National Park, naturalists proactively interpret the forest and spot rhino and on the rare occasion, tiger.
There is no better experience than conoeing down the Narayani River in the early evening. Watch the sunset and listen to the birds as they gently make their way home at the end of the day. Listen to the sounds of the forest, catch a glimpse of a ghariyal and see flocks of pelicans in flight.
Your naturalist will drive you into the core area of Chitwan National Park. Crossing the savannah and entering into the dense forest, spot various birds and animals in their natural habitat.