Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park ('Chitwan' means "in the heart of the jungle”) covers 932 sq kms in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the Indian subcontinent with populations of the endangered Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor Lizard, Gharial Crocodile and many more. The Chitwan region has had a long history of conservation. For many years it was the hunting grounds for the Kings and dignitaries of Nepal and therefore was not hunted by the general public. It did however become a favorite spot for big game safari hunters in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries.
The long-term effect was a drastic decrease in jungle habitat and animal populations in the Chitwan valley as jungles were converted to farmland and big game were hunted and poached to dangerously low numbers. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared a Rhino sanctuary. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal's first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.
Safari Package Includes
Accommodation in lodge or tented camp, all sightseeing, park entrance fees, safari, elephant ride, canoe ride, particpate in elephant bathing and all meals for the duration of the package tour and transport.
We will also take you to see the Tharu Stick Dance which is a melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with drums and the clashing of sticks. The dance embodies and projects how to keep the rhino and other wild animals away from the human habitat and their farming land.