Chitwan National Park, Sauraha

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Explore Nepal's first national park at Chitwan National Park, a sprawling, World Heritage-listed wildlife conservancy. The area served as hunting grounds for Nepal's ruling class in the 19th century and for many years in the mid-20th century saw egregious poaching. The park now covers 932 sq km (360 sq mi), is home to over 700 species of wildlife, and contains several conservation projects within its boundaries, including for Bengal tigers, rhinoceroses, and gharial crocodiles. Look into the various lodging and guided tour opportunities on the premises, as well as the museum and Hindu religious site near its headquarters. Use our Sauraha trip maker app to add Chitwan National Park and other attractions to your Sauraha vacation plans.
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  • Very little of animals in this great Park... You'll spend your time to have hurt the buttocks for 4 hours to only see I really very little pets.. .the real tourist thing
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  • We spent 2 nights at the Maruni Sanctuary lodge located a bit out of the village on a quiet, treed site across from the community forest and close to a canoe launch site. The hotel was fine, especiall...  more »
  • Great jungle park, avoid the jeeps and elephants, go on foot at dawn or dusk to really see animals up close and in peace  more »
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  • The national park is a great experience, however the company that we hired, I think call tiger trail, cheated us. The guide told us to go in the afternoon. Instead of in the morning. So we end up didn't see anything at all. So be careful with which travel guide you book your tour with. We actually ran into many groups they all started early in the morning.
  • I had a great day out on the Jeep safari. Although I thought the price for a permit to visit the national park at 1800 ruppees was very steep! Especially as that's not including the price for any activity you wish to do. That said the jungle was good fun.
  • Beautiful nature reserve. Best if you can go for a full day walk with canoeing to appreciate the true beauty of the place. Take good local guides with you as they will be able to show you around the trail. The other option is to do a jeep safari for 4 hours where you can go deeper into the forest. If you are the explorer type and are happy to walk approx 35kms, definitely take the walking tour!
  • A perfect place to spend your weekend. You will have a chance to get to close with wild life and local culture of the THARU community. One top of that, You can see a rarest of the rarest ONE HORN RHINO as well.
  • A wonderful and natural place. A national park, protected place by government. You can observe different wildlives here. You can walk around the jungle, take elephant ride, jeep safari and many more. Excellent hotels available with good food and services. A must visit place of Nepal. Dont miss to visit Chitwan National Park.

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