Chitwan Highlight

Safari tours to Chitwan National Park

About Chitwan National Park

Established in 1973, Chitwan National Park, Nepal's first ever national park, is one of the most exciting destinations in the country. The park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 and is considered to be one of the final vestiges of undisturbed natural beauty in the Terai region. This region is part of the subtropical area that makes up some of southern Nepal. Originally, the valley was used exculsively by the Rana Prime ministers and their guests as a hunting ground. However, over time the area developed into a rhino sanctuary before becoming a national park.

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Brimming with a range of exciting flora and fauna, the Chitwan National Park is, without doubt, most well-known for being the home of the majestic single-horned Asiatic rhino. This incredible creature is striking in appearance as it looks like it is wearing armour. Other animals that call this place home include elephants, Bengal tigers, deer, monkeys, leopards and sloth bears. Over head, over 500 different species of birds fly freely. The chance to observe and photograph this prolific wildlife is what brings travellers in from across the globe.

Most visitors to the Chitwan National Park explore the area by trekking through it in a group with a guide. This gives people the chance to view the surroundings at a leisurely pace, allowing them to fully appreciate the beauty in which they are enveloped. Other options include venturing through the wilderness in a jeep. This method gets visitors in the deeper parts of the jungle much quicker and increases the chance of seeing one of the jungle's rarer animals.

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Chitwan National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Chitwan National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Chitwan Paradise Chitwan National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Just a short walk from the centre of Sauraha, Chitwan Paradise is set in some of the most beautiful gardens in Chitwan. Guest rooms are rustic yet comfortable with modern conveniences including TVs and en suite facilities. The onsite terrace restaurant serves up a delicious array of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. On clear days it is possible to see the distant Himalayas from the comfort of the resort garden. This accommodation is perfectly situated as a base for those exploring the nearby national park.

Machan Country Villa Chitwan National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Machan Country Villa is designed in the style of a traditional Tharu village. Guests are accommodated in the 6 thatched cottages and 10 rooms in the Long House, which are all comfortably furnished, with modern amenities including air conditioning. The hotel has a lovely bar and restaurant serving up a whole host of Nepali, Pan Asian and Continental cuisine. All food is sourced locally ensuring that every meal is perfectly fresh and of the highest quality whilst supporting the local community. The property is ideally located near the Chitwan National Park.

Chitwan National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Chitwan National Park.

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