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Chitwan National Park (932 sq km): Nepal Jungle Safari

Owing to its rich adornment of nature, Chitwan National Park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1984. The park includes in its area a part of the Shivalik hills, is covered with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers and offering a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of several kinds. There are around 600 plant species, 56 mammals, 539 birds and 49 amphibians reptiles found in the park. The highlights, of course, are the 408 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 65 Royal Bengal tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. Sharing home with these are other animals like rhesus monkey, langur, deer, leopards, gaur, wild boar, wild dogs and wild cats.

Chitwan National Park is located in southern Nepal. It is one of the best planned and most intelligently developed tourist areas in Nepal. Chitwan National Park is a famous area for jungle activities because of near from Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) and easy to reach by road or by air. Regular flights are scheduled by Nepal Airlines and other airlines to Bharatpur then drive to your resort. Regular Tourist Bus leaves from Kathmandu (7 am) to Chitwan Tourist Bus Park where your collector come to pick you up. Chitwan National Park is perhaps the best park in Nepal for seeing animals in the jungle in the day or night time. We can enjoy by elephant riding, seeing breeding centre, canoe on the Rafti river in the morning, seeing sunset and sunrise from seashore of Rafti river.

On a village tour, you can observe the culture of the Tharu people. Tharu dance and song performances are included in most resort and lodge entertainment. A visit to Chitwan is a visit filled to the brim with activities, whether you stay two days or a week.

Bardia National Park (968 sq km): Nepal Jungle Safari
The Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal’s famous one-horned rhinoceros. The national park located in the far western district of Bardiya, is bordered by River Karnali in the west, the Churia range in the north, while the River Babai flows right through the park. The varied geographical factors together with the thick cover of Sal, savannah forests and grasslands render this region ideal as wild animal habitat. The park hosts 53 different mammals, more than 400 species of birds, and several varieties of reptiles and water animals. Some of the other animals found here are elephant, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial crocodile and marsh mugger crocodile. The fresh water Gangetic Dolphin is also commonly seen in River Karnali. Birds include endangered varieties of Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and sarus crane. The park offers the rare opportunity of fishing at River Karnali and River Babai.

Access: Three hours by jeep (95km) from Nepalgunj which is 1 hour 10 minutes by air or 531 kn by road from Kathmandu
Best Season: Oct – Mar, Apr – Jun (hot, up to 45 degree Celsius), Jul – Sep (rainy)

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (1,325 sq km)

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed. The reserve adjoins Myagdi district and Baglung district, just below the Dhaulagiri range in West Nepal. The reserve begins at 3,000 meters reaches as high as 7000 meters. Trees like fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are available in the reserve. One of the prime attractions for hunters is the blue sheep, which is abundant in the area. Hunters also get pheasants and partridges in viable populations for hunting. Other animals found here are leopard. Ghoral, serow, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black bear, barking deer, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur and mouse hare. Endangered animals in the reserve are musk deer, wolf, red panda, cheer pheasant and Danphe.

Access: Four days’ walk from Baglung which is 72 km from Pokhara by road
Best Season: Mar – Apr, Oct – Nov, Jul – Sep (monsoon), Dec – Feb (cold, windy, snow)

There are a total of 9 National parks, 3 Wildlife Reserves, 3 Conservation Areas, 1 Hunting Reserve including 11 Buffer Zones in and around protected areas, covering a total of 28,99.67 sq km (19.70%) of the country’s total land. Nepal’s rich bio-diversity renders it ideal as an eco-tourism destination.

Chitwan National Park is located in southern Nepal. It is one of the best planned and most intelligently developed tourist areas in Nepal. Chitwan National Park is a famous area for jungle activities because of near from Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) and easy to reach by road or by air. Regular flights are scheduled by Nepal Airlines and other airlines to Bharatpur then drive to your resort. Regular Tourist Bus leaves from Kathmandu (7 am) to Chitwan Tourist Bus Park where your collector come to pick you up. Chitwan National Park is perhaps the best park in Nepal for seeing animals in the jungle in the day or night time. We can enjoy by elephant riding, seeing breeding centre, canoe on the Rafti river in the morning, see sunset and sunrise from seashore of Rafti river.
On a village tour, you can observe the culture of the Tharu people. Tharu dance and song performances are included in most resort and lodge entertainment. A visit to Chitwan is a visit filled to the brim with activities, whether you stay two days or a week.