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Chitwan

The word Chitwan consists of two parts “Chit” meaning Heart and “Wan” meaning Jungle in Nepali. Thus Chitwan literally means “heart of jungle”. Chitwan is a bit hot in summer as it is located in inner terai but however, it is cool in the winter. In recent years Chitwan has topped the list of things to do in Asia. It is a truly wildlife adventure of a different kind–jungle safaris on elephant backs or jeeps, bird watching, canoe rides and jungle walks. 

Chitwan National Park is situated in south central Nepal in the sub tropical lowlands of the inner terai of Chitwan, Makawanpur, Parsa and Nawalparasi districts. It lies between 27°16.56’- 27°42.14’ Latitudes and 83°50.23’-84°46.25’ Longitudes. The altitude ranges from 110m to 850m above sea level. The park is bounded by the Rapti and Narayani River in the north, Parsa Wildlife Reserve in the east and Madi settlements and India border in the south. The physiography of the park consists of the Terai and Siwaliks. Three major rivers Narayani, Rapti and Reu, and their floodplains; and several lakes and pools are the major water sources of the park. The Chitwan National Park is Asia’s best preserved conservation area, where wildlife thrives and their habitats remain intact. Chitwan is only half-hour flight from Kathmandu. The park consists of Sal forests, tall elephant grasslands, hills, ox-box lakes. 

Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984, the park spreads over an area of 932 sq. km. The park offers interesting sites and activities. The display at the Visitor Center at Sauraha provides fascinating information on wildlife and conservation programs. 


Activities

Climate

  • Between October and February, the average temperature is 25ºC ensuring a pleasant climate
  • From March through June, temperatures can reach as high as 43ºC.
  • The hot and humid days give way to the monsoon season that typically lasts for four months from June through September.

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Trip Highlights

  • Elephant safari
  • Wildlife
  • Bird watching
  • Jungle safari
  • Devghat
  • Chepang hill
  • Ox-cart race
  • Tharu culture
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Endangered Species
  • Museum

Climate

  • Between October and February, the average temperature is 25ºC ensuring a pleasant climate
  • From March through June, temperatures can reach as high as 43ºC.
  • The hot and humid days give way to the monsoon season that typically lasts for four months from June through September.