Chitwan National Park is a world heritage site and also the first national park in Nepal which is located in the mid-south Terai of Nepal. It is a huge block of alluvial grasslands and subtropical moist deciduous forests. It was established in 1973 in order to protect the endangered animals which was found there. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in this park. It is really popular forone horned rhino, tigers and gharials.
Chitwan National Park is also considered as the heart of the jungle found along the foot of the Himalayas. Several activities that can be done in Chitwan are;
Village tour/Cultural programme:
Elephant breeding center:
Crocodile breeding center:
There are three ways of transportation from Kathmandu to Chitwan; bus, car or flight. The road distance is 154.1 km. The cheapest way of transportation is by bus which costs $5 – $7 and takes 5/6 hours approximately. There is a direct bus departing from Kathmandu and arriving at Chitwan Sauraha. The quickest way of transportation is to fly which costs approximately $110 and takes 30 mins. It takes approximately 5/6 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Sauraha by car. There are 138+ hotels available in Sauraha. Prices start at $100 per night.
Tiger Tops in partnership with a renowned expert for elephant welfare Carol Buckley from Elephant Aid International will be introducing a new way of experiencing adventure with the giant animal Elephant in Nepal. With an attempt towards sustainable and responsible tourism, Tiger Tops will now be offering elephant adventure that highlights the natural behavior of an elephant through a natural observant perspective instead of elephant safaris.
Now the guests will be allowed to witness the natural lifestyle of a chain free elephant from dawn to dusk in their surroundings. From the morning excursion to the Narayani River till the last meal of the night, the guests will be able to witness the daily life of an elephant along with their daily activities.
This will be an example for other on how to do an elephant friendly tourism by offering the experience to witness the most natural existence possible in captivity of elephants; says the owner and chairman of Tiger Tops, Kristjan Edwards as stated in the press release by the lodge.
Tiger Tops Elephant Camp lies nearby the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge and is located in NawalParasi, Kawasoti municipality.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.