Narayani River, Chitwan National Park

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#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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    Our timing wasn't really right when we drove to the river when we were in Chitwan National Park so we didn't really see much wildlife other than a few birds, we were also in a very noisy jeep with ver...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Amazing. So peaceful and quiet. I got the chance to see many birds and rhinos along the river. Best activity I've done here! Great experience.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Canoeing India type where we set my family of 4 with two people in charge of the canoe, a naturist and a guide to the Park. The river is very nice, crocodiles that eat only fish, deer, birds, forest, turtle and if you're lucky to a Tiger (I didn't have it). After half an hour of pleasant walk in beautiful surroundings we went down and made a path through the Park, spectacular. Directly contracted at the Safari Park hotel.
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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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