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Things To Do In Chitwan National Park

Updated at Jun 3, 2022by Jyoti Aryal

Are you in the mood for a wildlife adventure in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park? If so, you have landed at the right page. Grabbing the background knowledge regarding the particular place you are planning to explore is always beneficial to your journey. Putting this thought in mind, below I’ve mentioned fruitful information directing things to do in Chitwan National Park.

In this article, I have enlisted major adventurous activities to do here in Nepal’s wildlife zone, Sauraha. From here, know about Chitwan before you start your journey and cherish the wonderful moments amidst the wilderness of Chitwan National Park.

About Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park holds the tag of first National Park of Nepal. It was established in 1973 and was granted in the list of world heritage in 1984. The park is located in the inner-terai of south-central Nepal in the districts of  Nawalpur, Parasi, Chitwan, and Makwanpur.

Talking about the variety and diversity of natural resources in Nepal, this reservation area is the best part of it all. It is also home to many different species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The second-largest population of the greater one-horned rhinoceroses can be found in this national park. Chitwan Jungle Safari will lead you to the best moment of your travel during the journey.

One Horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park
One Horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan is also affluent in religious and cultural aspects. We can witness the cultural practice of Tharu ethnicity which is still ongoing for the preservation of their culture. Indulging in these traditional activities is one of the most rejuvenating things to do in Chitwan National Park.

10 Best things to do in Chitwan National Park

10. Jeep safari - Scenic ride to Probe Wild Beauty

Jeep Safari In Chitwan National Park
Jeep Safari In Chitwan National Park

The forest area is dense and populated with wildlife species. Chitwan jungle safari is the best route for wildlife viewing. Here the habitat of different wildlife like animals, birds, and reptiles is found. If you love adventure and safari to the wildlife reserve over everything, you can also visit the Bardia jungle safari.

The wildlife diversity of the park can be spotted very close through the jeep safari. Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino, gharial crocodile, etc are the endemic and popular wildlife of this national park. You can view it by jeep safari in a safe way. Besides this there you can also take an elephant safari or the safari walk to visit the park.

9. Elephant safari - Fabled activity in Chitwan

Elephant safari in Chitwan is one of the highlighted practices for the entertainment and encouragement of domestic as well as international tourists. The cost price of the elephant safari is affordable for domestic tourists also.

The fair may vary for an individual from domestic to international visitors but the ride is worth your cost. It is also the safest ride to jungle safari. Elephants carry only four people at once so it is also a pleasure to travel with friends during the jungle safari.

8. Canoe ride during Chitwan Jungle Safari

Canoe Ride in Chitwan National Park
Canoe Ride in Chitwan National Park

The Rapti river of Chitwan National Park is always mesmerizing for everyone for a relaxing and exciting adventure. The source of energy after the safari to the jungle is just filled with this adventure ride. It is an exciting ride while floating on the river watching the crocodile taking a bath at the riverside.

7. Bird watching at the river bank of Rapti and Narayani

Deer and Birds at Chitwan National park
Deer and Birds at Chitwan National park

With the presence of bountiful bird species, the National Park of Chitwan is always a bird paradise place. Here more than 600 species of birds are found which is also the highest concentration of birds in the world.

The chirping sound of the birds makes the environment very pleasant and peaceful. The eyesight of travelers can never get off seeing the environment with the pleasant sounds and the sights of birds. Ultimately, it is the best place for birdwatching in Nepal.

6. Sunrise and Sunset Views from Rapti River Bank

Apart from canyoning and birdwatching, the Rapti riverbank of Chitwan National Park is ideal for sunrise and sunset tints.

5. Cycle through Chitwan 

Cycling is one of the extra and highly preferred activities of all the domestic and international tourists coming to Chitwan. The cycle is the most preferred vehicle in Chitwan by the local people also. Travelers enjoy the cycle ride to visit the village.

The road and the area are also suitable for cycling. You can visit the area of the local village and also the park from the side area through the real experience. You can feel the pure and real photo of Nepal's life and their lifestyle.

4. Probe Elephant and Crocodile Breeding Center

Crocodile breeding Center in Chitwan
Crocodile breeding Center in Chitwan

Witnessing a life growing from its origin is blissful more than anything. Here at the Chitwan National park, your stroll around the breeding center of elephants and crocodiles gives you the best sight of it. Inside the breeding center, the activity of children, as well as the mature crocodiles or elephants, is a scene you must not miss during Chitwan Jungle Safari.

3. Enjoy a cultural program with a villager

Tharu Cultural Program in Chitwan Safari
Tharu Cultural Program in Chitwan Safari

Every visitor, not only enjoys the ride, travel, and adventure but also gets adored and favored by the local villagers with their culture. Even though the Tharu ethnicity is present in the whole of Terai Nepal, it is particularly dense in Chitwan.

The Mithila paintings are renowned for their skill in arts. You can see Mithila paintings on many walls around the area, giving you a glimpse into the rich culture of the area.

The beauty of Chitwan National Park does not only end at traveling, riding, and rafting. The night view is also the most discussed and entertaining part of the trip. You can enjoy your nights with alluring dances such as Peacock dance, Stick dance, Fire dance, and so on.

2. Meditation in the serene ambiance of Chitwan National Park

Fresh air from the jungle, the cheering of birds, and the sounds of a regularly flowing river are the wholesome package for the inner peace of mind in Chitwan National Park.

People practice different techniques and tricks to get relief from distress. Focusing your mind on a particular object, thought, or activity helps to get rid of mental instability.

If you insanely admire meditation, then the trekking regions of Nepal are no less perfect than any alternatives. To relish the sheer level of peace opt for Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Ruby Valley Trekking, and likewise.

1. Jungle Tower Night Stay

There is a high possibility of spotting a plethora of wild animals in the Chitwan National Park at night. Thus to catch the sight of abundant wild species a jungle tower night stay in the middle of the National Park is a highly recommended activity.

Overall Thoughts

Chitwan National Park is always the best destination to grasp the incredible wildlife scenery. Not only to explore the natural resources, wildlife reserve, and adventures but the place is simultaneously perfect for Tharu culture and lifestyle observation. It is also a highly recommended place to visit by the Tourism Board of Nepal. Have fun on your excursion by taking some insights from here about things to do in Chitwan National Park.

Lots of things are awaiting you to give you the grand welcome in Nepal. If you appreciate thrill and wilderness most, don’t stop yourself here. Preempt your steps for Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, and so on.

If you simply wish for a short tour in Nepal then, the Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Day tour, Patan and Bhaktapur tour, or short hikes around Kathmandu do favor you the best.

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