CHITWAN JUNGLE SAFARI ( 2 nights 3 days )

CHITWAN JUNGLE SAFARI

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This Chitwan Jungle Safari takes you to the lush forests and river flood plains of Chitwan National Park. Located in the Terai, in Southern Nepal bordering India, this quiet bush retreat offers a host of activities like elephant safaris at dawn. The lush jungle of Royal Chitwan National Park is one of the last remaining examples of the primeval forest that once covered the Indian subcontinent.  Chitwan is ranked among Asia’s finest wildlife reserves home to vast species of birds and wildlife like the rare one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and many more can be listed here. The lodges we use in Chitwan National Park are very comfortable and in  great locations within the park. The food is excellent-a combination of western and traditional Nepali and the friendliness and knowledge of the staff will be the highlight of your stay.

CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Situated in the Rapti Valley, the Chitwan National Park is approximately 100 miles and 5 to 6 hours by road Southwest of Kathmandu.The region is known as the Terai, a flat and highly  cultivated plain which constitutes the entire southern quarter of the country. Hot in the summer while mild and cool in winter, this long flat plain produces most of the country’s food.

HISTORY


Early in the 20th Century the Terai was a lonely, uninhabited  jungle; the only visitors were the Royal family and members of the Nepalese upper class on hunting trips. Malaria was eradicated in the 1950’s,  and the population began to grow rapidly. The jungle was slowly cleared for logging and cultivation. Conservationists soon realised that if action was not taken, all the animals of the region would become extinct.  Thus in 1962 King Mahendra  designated Chitwan a rhinoceros preserve and in 1973,  it was finally gazetted in parliament as the first National Park in Nepal.

THE ANIMALS


Of the thousand or so one-horned rhinos left in the world, over 300 are in the Chitwan National Park. Of the less than 2000 tigers remaining in the sub-continent, over 40 live in Chitwan. There are many other animals, like the gharial - the fish-eating crocodile, wild buffaloes, sloth bear, hog deer and wild peacocks. Remember that although there are many animals, Chitwan is not a zoo, nor  is it like the vast,  open southern African  plains. It is a  small compact jungle where you must go out and find the animals. Bear in mind that it is even possible that you may not see anything at all. Yet if you rise early in the morning and go on a jungle walks or elephant ride with the park guides, you are very likely to spot at least some wildlife.

CLIMATE


The climate in Chitwan is tropical and weather in between June and mid September is generally very hot and wet, with monsoon rains occurring over this period. From September to May, conditions are much more comfortable, although evenings and mornings become quite cool between November and January. Rain is unlikely between November and March.




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