Chitwan National Park

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Asia, Nepal

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  • Chitwan National Park in Nepal is a fantastic park renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tigers and Gharial Crocodiles. Other threatened animals residing within the park includes leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears and gaur. The above animals may be difficult (but not impossible) to spot, particularly the Royal Bengal Tiger which really would be a once in a life time moment, but there are still several other wildlife species that you have a very decent chance of seeing. Amongst these are monkeys, barking deer, striped hyenas and jungle cats as well as over 350 species of birds.

    To make your experience even more unforgettable consider taking an elephant safari; not only will you get the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, but it may also increase your likelihood of getting closer views of some of the other animals, including the endangered One Horned Rhino.

    Affordable accommodation is available in Sauraha, a tourist village on the edge of the park where you can also visit the Elephant Breeding Centre and learn about the elephants that are born there. Head also to the park headquarters, which is located in Kasara and spend some time in the museum there. Take a short walk from here to the Gharial Breeding Centre to learn about the endangered crocodiles and see also the Marsh mugger and many turtle species.

    Although the range of wildlife is huge, it is worth spending a few days here to really increase your chances of spotting a good variety of different species!

     

     

     

     

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General Information
Type of Activity: Nature
Activity: National parks
Area: Asia
Country: Nepal
City: Sauraha
 
 
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