Chitwan Sightseeing Site, Nepal
Sauraha, a town in Chitwan District, lies just across the Rapti River from the Chitwan National Park. It is the eastern gateway to the Park. The town provides tourism services including jungle safaris and primarily caters to budget, mid-priced and 3-4 star tourists. Beginning literally as small and very quaint Tharu village of mud and daub huts and houses, with a half dozen mud and daub hotels, it has grown, for good or bad, into a small quiet town full of western style hotels/resorts, restaurants, internet cafes, and gift shops. It’s famous for a jungle that has a population of tigers, elephants, Rhinoceros, crocodiles and a host of bird life.
Things to do in Chitwan
The national park area of Sauraha is most suitable for elephant ride. Elephant ride is also the safest way to enter the jungle while one can observe wild animals and birds from up close. One can enter the dense forest of Sauraha and view the wildlife from close proximity during the elephant ride. It feels very exciting and novel to move along through the quiet forest listening to the sound of wild birds singing from on top of the elephant back. There is also a slogan “Visit Chitwan, Ride Elephant” popularized for promotion of tourism in Sauraha. Four persons can ride an elephant at one time.
Bath with Elephant
Elephant bathing is also an exciting entertainment activity available to the tourist in Sauraha. The tourist can play with the elephants and dive in the river from the back of elephant while it is bathing. The sight of elephant bathing playing with humans is equally entertaining. It is even enjoyable to only view the elephant baths.
There is a virtual xomperition between the tourists to take photographs of the bathing elephant. The elephants at times throw off the riders into water as per the instruction is exciting to the limit. Elephant bath is one of the major attraction of Sauraha.
Bish Hajar Taal, Chitwan National Park
Bish Hazari (20 Thousand) lake is in the southern corner of Bharatpur. The lake is very attractive for the bird lovers and serves as an important bird watching center. The lake area houses lots of crocodiles and thus is equally attractive for the reptile lovers. The Lake Lies nearby Chitwan National Park. Bish hazari lake lies just 5 km south from the city center (Chaubishkothi) of Bharatpur.
Chitwan National Park is also a magnet for avid bird watchers who can observe numerous species of resident and migrant birds here. Bird watching is also one of the attractions of Sauraha.
Many tourists arrive at Chitwan and go around Sauraha with the sole intent of watching birds. The Chitwan National Park area is one of the best places in the world to observe and study various rare bird species. Apart from resident species, may migrating birds arrive at Sauraha in the winter from as far as Siberia as well as other places thousands of miles away.
Of all the animals, elephant is probably the most graceful one. Our naturalist will take you to hattisar to demonstrate how elephants meals are prepared and how they eat in the elephant breeding center. they will explain the nature and habits of elephants . The unique center was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephant trapping for domestication.
Jeep Drive Safari
Jeep Safari is an exciting ride on an open top jeep into the dense forest of jungle. It is possible to closely observe the wild animals as well as take their snaps during jeep safari. Jeep Safari offers relative safety from wild animals.
As Jeep Safari are operated with regularly inside the jungle of Sauraha the wildlife are used to the right of jeeps carrying tourists, and generally do not run away when the jeep gets near. The safari operators also stop the vehicle of any wild animal is encountered or seen from a distance. Thus the jeep safari is an excellent way to observe the wild animals and travel through the jungles in Sauraha.
Tourist can also embark on canoe ride along the Rapti River inside the Chitwan National Park and take a close view of crocodiles and other wild animals. Tourist are excited to look at the crocodiles taking sunbath on the river banks and take their photographs. The crocodiles basking motionlessly under the sun with their snouts wide.
The chance to flow along with the river taking close look at the crocodiles and jungle on the river bank attract the tourist to canoe ride. It is also possible to reach Jagatpur, another tourist spot of Chitwan by canoe some 18 km down streams from Sauraha.
The Tharu Culture Program organized at Sauraha, Meghauli plays a significant role to entertain the tourist visiting Chitwan (Sauraha and Meghauli) and to introduce the Tharu Culture and tradition to the tourists. Majority of the tourist arriving at Chitwan have experienced the Tharu culture program.
Spectators get full entertainment by the Tharu dances. Dances like Danda Nach (Stick Dance) and Ago Nach (Fire Dance) Mayur Nach (Peacock Dance) are some the popular highlights of the culture show. The program start at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm every evening or on Demand and lasts for 45 minutes. The cultural program has helped spread awareness about the Tharu culture through out the world.
Jungle walk is one of the adventurous and entertaining activity of Sauraha. One can walk through dense forest around the natural habitat of the wild animals during the jungle walk. The tourist and the guides are not allowed to carry any weapon during the walks but the guides offer tips for safety at the start of the walk. The danger of sudden encounter with wild animals is always present during the jungle walk.
The majority of these encounters involve wild elephants and rhinos. Thus maximum caution should be exercised during the walk that provide opportunity to observe the wild life from up close. It is always a wise decision to take the aid of experienced guide during jungle walk. The guides take the tourist for 5 to 10 km walk at one time offering a chance to observe the wild animals and birds. One should not make the slight noise during the walk. Sauraha is a considered as the best destination in Nepal for Jungle Walk.
We also organize package tour as per your request.