Popular for jungle activities, pilgrimage and rest and leisure, Chitwan is an easy-breezy destination.
RINA KUMARI MANDAL
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Chitwan National park
The prime reason why you should visit Chitwan is the national park. Tagged as Asia's best national parks to view wildlife your visit will be full of thrilling and memorable experiences.
Home to 68 species of mammals, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish, Chitwan National Park is especially renowned for its protection of the one-horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger and Gharial crocodile.
It is the wildlife gem of the country.
Away from the noise and distractions of city life, there is unbelievable peace in the middle of the jungle listening to birds call and animal sounds.
Safaris gives you the best experience. Chitwan is famous for safari in the jungle and capturing wildlife on cameras. Many options are available and you can either choose to go on jeep safari or an elephant safari.
Mountain trekking is something that everyone knows. Did you know about the jungle walk? Trekking right inside the heart of the jungle with all these wild animals is a wonderful opportunity for adventure seekers. Chitwan National Parks offers 3 national park walking areas. You have to be accompanied by a guide inside the park and avoid wearing bright color clothes.
Shower with elephants
Going to Chitwan and missing the opportunity to enjoy an elephant shower is definitely something you should miss. Bathing with elephants is very popular among visitors to Chitwan National Park.
It takes place at the Rapti River where you can also go there to observe others taking showers with the elephant. You can also take part in assisting to bath the elephant and remember to follow the mahout’s instruction.
The Tharu museum offers an insight into the history and origins of the Tharus. Various paintings, sculptures, cultural dresses, daily household objects, house styles and traditions are on display.
Tharu Museum is near Sauraha a popular destination for domestic as well as international tourists. You can also watch the Tharu dance every day at Sauraha. Fire dance, stick dance, peacock dance are some popular dances among the Tharus. Also don’t miss the opportunity to taste the finger-licking delicious items prepared by the group.
Sashwat Dham is a place for learning and spiritual growth. Amidst the scenic foothills of Nawalparasi and spread over 12 verdant acres, the temple is a destination for explorers, spiritual seekers and nature lovers. Make time and visit this place and feel the serenity of the place. Not to miss is the evening light show.
Devghat is one of the famous cultural and religious centers in Central Nepal. It lies 7 kms from Narayangarh, 20 kms from Sauraha and 150 kms southwest of Kathmandu. Home to various temples and caves related to Hindu Gods and Goddess with the Krishna Gandaki flowing alongside, the place is well known for its ‘Saligram Sheela’, a sacred stone which the Hindu devotees worship as Lord Vishnu.