5 Things to do in Chitwan
Chitwan is one of the famous and beautiful district of Nepal lying roughly 150 kms away from Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal. It is one of the best place for internal and interational tourists to spend their holiday with qualities. Here, below, the 5 things to do in Chitwan are described:
1) Elephant ride
In Chitwan Elephant ride is widely popular activity. One can easily get an opportunity to spend time while riding the back of an elephant . But if you want to explore with your feet you are welcome, you can do that too. Safari/walk-in Chitwan National Park is very mesmerizing with birds chirping and green environment surrounding you. Be on the look out for the great one horned rhino, four species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, bison and the big one, The Royal Bengal Tiger. After the ride you can also visit the elephant breeding centre where you can play with elephants babies.
2) Canoe ride
Canoeing, a traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view birds, crocodiles and the animals of the river bank. During the trip you are accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the animals. Off course you don’t have to peddle yourself as a boatman joins the ride. This will be the perfect opportunity to get glimpse of rare birds and animals in their natural habitats.
3) Bird Watching
For ornithologists and amature bird-watchers, the Chitwan National Park offers excellent possibilities with more than 564 species recorded. If you are a bird watcher then chitwan is the best place to fly from kathmandu.An early morning walk along the Rapti river is the most for the birds lover in Chitwan. You must not forget to take some decent binoculars and good naturalist guide to guide you to the perfect place to watch birds. Giant Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, and Lesser Florican are some of the exotic birds you will get glimpses of.
Cycling outside of Sauraha can give you the glimpses of the Nepali living style which can be compared to the status of Sauraha nearly 30 years ago. You can take photographs of typical Nepali lifestyle and view some crop fields, farmers and fishermen. Just be assured not to wear bright color since they would scare the animals off. Cycling is the best way for observing the typical tharu villages.
5) Tharu Cultural show
Tharu are the tribes of Chitwan region with their own culture and unique dance that attracts quite a large crowd. You must see their dance if it’s even for once because it is different than any other dances that you may have seen in the past. Namely, Peacock dance and stick dance are the most performed ones and it’s pretty popular in their community and almost every Tharu knows the dancing style. This can be the sweet treat for your roaming eyes. Don’t miss the show.