There are surely many things to explore in Nepal as this beautiful country offers a different experience to every visitor but one of the most renowned and admired attractions of the beautiful country of Nepal is Chitwan Park.
The history of Chitwan Park
The very popular and beautiful Chitwan Park was once known as Royal National Chitwan Park and it is now filled with amazing and unique wildlife that is located in the mid-south Terrai area of Nepal. During the early days, this area was famous for hunting as royalty used this place for hunting games because it was full of wildlife. But in 1973, this place was brought under protection in order to keep the wildlife safe and away from extinction as there were many endangered animals discovered at this place. And finally, in the year 1984, this place became a UNESCO world heritage site.
If you love wildlife and want to explore the beauty of nature in the best possible way then you should definitely visit the beautiful Chitwan Park as it is one of the most beautiful national parks in all over Asia.
How to reach Chitwan Park?
If you are located anywhere in India then you can easily make a plan to visit this beautiful wildlife park as there are many cities connected directly with Nepal. You should know that you can just book cab service from places like Gorakhpur in order to directly reach to the border of Nepal and then enter Nepal to visit Kathmandu. Most of the people who plan to visit Chitwan Park visit the capital city of Kathmandu as this city acts as a center point for all the places to visit in Nepal and Chitwan Park is no exception to this. You should know that there are many tourist buses that leave from Kathmandu to Chitwan Park.
But if you don’t want to go through the hassle of public transport then you should simply go for an online cab booking and take the cab from a city in India to Kathmandu and from there, the cab will take you directly to the Chitwan Park. You should know that it will take you around 4 to 6 hours in order to reach the park from Kathmandu. Climate and other factors might contribute to the time taken for reaching the park from Kathmandu.
What is the best time to visit Chitwan Park?
Chitwan National Park is open for the whole year and you can see all the beautiful, unique and amazing wildlife throughout the year. But if you want to see tigers and some other special animals then visiting the national park during the dry season that starts from October and ends in December will be a better option. Even if you will contact a local guide, he will advise you to visit the national park during October and December. So, visit the national park during these seasons if you want to make the most of your Chitwan National Park visit.
You should know that during summers, the climate in Nepal becomes very hot and humid and that’s why you may not be able to enjoy your national park visit during this time. Even trekking during this season will become quite difficult for you because of the climatic conditions.
Things to do in Chitwan National Park
There are many things to do in the amazing Chitwan National Park and we are going to mention some of them here.
If you will visit the park then you will get options of half day, full day, and even three days jungle trekking packages. You will be given both the options of going alone for the trekking and you can also choose to go in a group. But you need to know that the package of jungle trekking may or may not include foods and that’s why you should be prepared for it.
Jeep jungle tours
If you are planning to go deep in the jungle as soon as possible then you should definitely go for the jeep jungle tour. You will be charged around $180 for a full jeep jungle tour but prices may vary according to the season. You should always try to book his package in person as online prices are very high.
If you love elephant rides and want to explore the jungle from above then you should opt for the amazing elephant ride in the Chitwan national park. The elephant tour lasts for around 1 hour but it will surely be a unique experience for you. The people offering this tour are actually the owner of the elephants or they rent elephants for such tours.