Love wildlife as much as you love the mountains? If you are visiting Nepal for a trek, or if it is just to experience the culture, don’t overlook Chitwan. You’ll be surprised what awaits you in this secluded part of Nepal.
What’s So Unique About It?
Chitwan National Park is in the subtropical Inner Tarai Lowlands of the South-Central region of Nepal and is protected by the Rapti-Narayan river system. It is one of the most significant drawcards of Nepal. In fact, the park, which covers a whopping 932 sq km area full of dense forests, grasslands and marshy lands was selected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is home to a wide range of flora and fauna.
Believe it or not, Chitwan is one of the best National Parks of the world and is home to some of the most fascinating species like one-horned rhinos, monkeys and deer, and over 500 varieties of birds.
However, if you are fortunate enough; you can come across leopards, elephants, and even sloth bear. Let’s not forget to mention one of the most secretive inhabitants of Chitwan,The Royal Bengal Tiger!! One of the more elusive residents, the Bengal Tiger calls Chitwan home.
How To Get There?
Getting to Chitwan and stepping on the giant footsteps of the rhinos and wild elephants is easy, and really depends on your schedule and preference.
The other most feasible option is visiting the place by air. The closest airport to the Chitwan National Park is Bharatpur Airport. It is just 10 km from the park. Flights run regularly between Kathmandu and Bharatpur. Booking flights locally can be a task at times, as they are popular with locals, and often sell out. It is advisable to have any flights pre-booked if possible to avoid disappointment.
If you are feeling adventurous and time permits, then you can travelby local tourist buses, the conditions can be a bit average, ( but this can be part of the experience ). There are some tourist class buses, which offer a bit more comfort, but it should be known that going by road is generally slow and bumpy.
Why Travel Agents?
You might be asking yourself, but why should I use a travel agent? We at Forward Travel make sure that you do not have to think about all the obstacles that you might face if you were to try and arrange things on the ground.Nepal may be a beautiful country, but when to comes to organisation, things are a bit chaotic. Just let us know about your thoughts, and together with you, we will take care of the bring bits to make sure your trip runs smoothly.