FOOT AND SHADOWS WALKING HOLIDAY TOURS

Chitwan Jungle Safari

One of the oldest and most popular National Parks in Nepal is situated within the inner subtropical Terai lowlands of Southern-Central Nepal. The park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984.

The Park covers a pristine area with a unique eco-system of significant value to the world. It contains the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of the rivers Rapti, Reu and Narayani.

There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The Park is famous for the Endangered and elusive “Royal Bengal Tiger”. The park is home to the one horned Indian Rhinoceros, fresh water Gharial crocodile along with many other common species such as gaur (Asian bison) wild elephants, four horned antelopes, striped hyenas, pangolins, Gangetic dolphins, monitor lizards and pythons.

Other animals found in the park include sambars, chital (spotted deer) barking deer,  sloth bear, palm civets, languor’s and rhesus monkeys. The park is also famous for over 450 species of birds.
Among the endangered birds are the Bengal florican, the Giant Hornbill,
the Lesser Florican, the Black Stork and White Stork. Common birds seen in the park including Peafowl, Red Jungle fowl, and different species of Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Flycatchers and Woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is around March and December. The park can be reached via a 190 km road, a drive of approximately 5-6 hours and by air about a 20 minute flight to Megauli or to Bharatpur including a short ride by elephant or by a four wheel drive. It may also be reached by the ultimate way with a surge of adrenaline and scenic floats Rafting on the Trisuli River.