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Top 5 Things to Do in Chitwan

Published 28th Apr, 2019

Top 5 Things to Do in Chitwan

With the first conservation area of Nepal, Chitwan National Park is one of the most popular conservation areas in Asia. Chitwan is located in the Terai with tropical climate is 145 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal. Chitwan national park is the most famous destination of South Asia is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Chitwan National Park is blessed with diverse and exotic flora and fauna along with developing as a wildlife adventure spot. The climate here is hot, humid in summers and mild in winter. It is a tourist destination throughout the year. Apart from this, there are various places and attractions in Chitwan that offers people to experience its nature and diverse closure in the most interesting ways. Some of the most famous activities attractions of the Chitwan are as follows:

1) Wildlife Experience in Chitwan

With the most non- native and endangered species inhabiting this area, one gets to witness a diverse wildlife population. Within a limited area in a very short period. There are about 50 species of animals, 49 species of amphibians and reptiles and 525 birds. The most endangered animals including one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, and leopard, sloth bear, rhesus monkey and many more. The other attractions of this place are cobras, pythons, crocodiles, Gharials and dolphins. The visit to the crocodile breeding centre is another fun thing to do during the stay here in Chitwan.

2) Jungle Safaris in Chitwan

Jungles safaris are one of the popular activities of Chitwan National Park. The hotels and lodges in Chitwan are situated in the midst of the forests to provide the more possible natural experience. But to add more interesting favour, Jungle safari plays an important role. When you climb on the back of an elephant and enjoy forest tour with beautiful natural views of the jungle.

You here, get opportunities to encounter rhinos and tigers, just a very few meters away. Here, you can also visit the elephant breeding centre and enjoy the elephant bathing in the rivers.

3) Canoe Rides in Chitwan

A slow and long canoe rides on the rivers of the lower plains of Nepal is an interesting experience during the sunny days of Chitwan. The Canoe ride is the best ride for the sighting of crocodile and other aquatic creatures.

Birds Watching in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is considered to be one of the best destinations for watching birds with some of the species like Woodpecker, hornbill, florican, waterfowls, geese, parakeet and many other adorning the lakes and rivers. Bird watching in Chitwan is a very fun activity for every sort of a nature lover.

4) Religious and Tharu Cultural dance 

Apart from being in the lab of nature. Chitwan also offers some religious and cultural experience, where one can witness and experience the lifestyles of various ethnic groups. Here you can experience the lifestyles of various ethnic groups. Here you can experience Tharu village nearby the guided tour in the Terai region, and Chepang village in the other mid-hills of the region. You can witness the tradition and their unique lifestyle of ethnic Chepang people. The trek offers the very beautiful views of the mountains hills and plains with a variety of birds in this area. This trek ends up at Hudgi in the Kathmandu – Chitwan highway.

Another religious tour can be done to Devghat, a Hindus pilgrim site, which is also regarded as the famous temple during the month of December of Makar Shakranti. There are a number of Shrines, temples, old age homes and ashrams in the Devghat, the area is considered to be very important along with Balmiki ashrams, where Lord Sita was believed to have stayed here, with her sons.

All these activities can be performed within a few days during the stay in Chitwan so, that the trip to Chitwan can be enjoyed in any tour packages. If you reached Chitwan in the autumn or Spring, you can relish all the fun experiences in the mild climate, and making this trip one of the best natural experiences of your life.

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