Jungle Safari in Nepal Among the 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in the Kingdom, the Royal Chitwan Nationals Park (932 Sq Km) is the most popular safari destination. More than 43 species of animals are found in Chitwan.
The endangered one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, Gharial crocodile, four-horned antelope, striped hyena and the Gangetic dolphin are the main attractions here. The best part is that it is close to Kathmandu and easily; accessible (only 165 Km overland) and Bharatpur airport adjoining the park is mere 25 minute flight away (there are daily flights from Kathmandu). Many adventures also choose to go down by raft. In whatever way you go, a jungle safari is an experience you will remember for a long time. Chitwan National Park For a country known for its beautiful mountains, the Gangetic flat lands of the Terai that stretches through out the southern part of Nepal provide a wholly different experience. A visit to Nepal remains incomplete without seeing the beauty of the Terai. And Chitwan is the best place to do so. The Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna . The wildlife and the landscape are not as breathtaking as those found in Africa but still, the experience will stand out. Chitwan is only 150m above the sea level. The place gets steamy from March-June, with peak temperatures reaching 43Â°C in the shade. Short grass makes Feb-May the best game-viewing season, but the autumn months are gorgeous, with Himalayan views, and in winter (December-January), Chitwan is pleasantly warmed compared to Kathmandu. The monsoon season (July-August) is intense, with pounding rain, swollen rivers, and luxuriant vegetation. While the rain isn't constant, the humidity is all pervasive. Places Of Interest Though one can visit neighboring Tharu villages in Chitwan, the major interesting focus of Chitwan is still the exploration of the Chitwan National Park.1