Narayani River, Chitwan National Park

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Take a dugout canoe trip along Narayani River and observe awe-inspiring wildlife with mugger crocodiles, one-horned rhinos, elephants, deer, and various rare birds. As part of the Chitwan National Park, nearby attractions also include a baby elephant nursery and a crocodile breeding center, where you can stop along the way. Snap plenty of pictures as you float down one of the largest rivers in Nepal, near the Indian border. Villages within the park organize boat trips, most notably Sauraha. Bring a zoom lens with you and some small change to tip informed drivers. Narayani River is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Chitwan National Park Edition.
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Where to stay in Chitwan National Park

Most visitors to Chitwan National Park opt to stay in Sauraha, a tourist town and gateway to the park. Accommodations here range from luxury lodges to backpacker-friendly hostels, and the whole town is filled with international tourists, bars, and restaurants. For something a little quieter, have a look at the private lodges located along the river as it runs west out of town. Alternatively, take a peek at what's on offer in Meghauli village further west, with the small settlement offering simple homestays, and good access to the park.
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  • Wonderful river, with crocodiles, fish , beautiful birds and above all a great guide with a lot of love for his work, very knowledgable and extremely polite. Thank you!!  more »
  • On the river you see crocodiles and many birds. It was nice, not that spectaculair. Go as soon as early, to avoid the crowds  more »
  • We have tried this experience during our departure from chitwan. It was early morning, sun was rising and there was mist everywhere. I was only hearing water sounds and see some lazy crocodile was lay...  more »