Here’s listing the top 5, you just have to try while you are in Chitwan. Let your senses sink in these ultimate experiences.
1. Elephant Ride
Elephant Safari, travel through open grassland and dense forests on elephant back in search of rare animals. The elephant safari is one of the best ways to spot wildlife from up close. Because the elephants can come close to other animals without them noticing that there are people on the elephant’s back, you can come up to 1 meter from other animals. Be on the look out for the great one horned rhino, four species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, bison and the big one, The Royal Bengal Tiger. After the ride you can also visit the elephant breeding center where you can play with elephants babies.
2. Jungle Safari
Do you know how to save yourself if you are being chased by one-horned rhino while going for a jungle walk? The answer is- It is zig zag back back and forth every four meters. Chitwan National Park, the natural World Heritage Site, encompasses sight of crocodiles, great one-horned rhinos, deer, and tigers while you are out for a jungle safari. Nepal is one of the few places in the world where you can actually walk in jungle or rent a jeep for safari. There are special itineraries for jungle safari itself i.e. 3 days and 2 nights to 5 days and 4 nights especially for great one horned rhinos. If you are lucky enough Chitwan is one of the place for sighting Royal Bengal tiger on foot.
3. Canoe Ride
Canoeing, a traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view birds, crocodiles and the animals of the river bank. During the trip you are accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the animals. Off course you don’t have to peddle yourself as a boatman joins the ride. It is also a relaxing way to watch birds and wildlife species that frequently come to drink water and bath.
Cycling is the best eco-friendly way to Rome around the national park as well others places. Being in a cycle you would not scare away the animals around you as well. Cycling around the forest of Chitwan is the best way to spots one horned rhinos, gharial crocodile in the shore of river, and bird watching as well. Often tourist ride to twenty thousand lake in cycle since it the place to go for. Just be assured not to wear bright color since they would scare the animals off. Cycling is the best way for observing the typical tharu villages.
5. Bird Watching
For ornithologists and amature bird-watchers, the Chitwan National Park offers excellent possibilities with more than 564 species recorded. If you are a bird watcher then chitwan is the best place to fly from Kathmandu. An early morning walk along the Rapti river is the must for the birds lover in Chitwan. There are many species of parakeets. Other birds include Blue-Throat (thrush), Long-tailed Nightjar, Indian Peafowl, Great Barbet, red-billed blue magpie and Tickell’s red-breasted blue flycatcher. And if you miss some of these then a lot of ponds are present within the reserve and park. Around such ponds you can a lot of extraordinary species like the Crested Serpent-eagle and Grey-headed Fish-eagle.