Narayani River, Chitwan National Park

4.5
#1 of 10 in Nature in Central Region
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. By using our Chitwan National Park day trip tool , you can arrange your visit to Narayani River and other attractions in Chitwan National Park.
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  • Wonderful excursion by the river early morning. Quiet, silence only breaked by the birds chirping. Loved it. Took the ride 2 times and then a birwatching tour nearby.  more »
  • An experience that is what worried me a little at first ... alligators not be my passione...ma when we drifted from the shore, on these boats, the slow flow of water, the stillness all around it was a wonderful feeling. We saw birds, deer, alligators, crocodiles and hippos. We in silence (perhaps for fear that the animals innervosissero. It seems to be in another world.
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  • Peaceful trip, beautiful kingfishers and a few other birds. The dugout canoes were charming and gives were skilled. Be careful if you have a bad knee.  more »

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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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