Nepal's first National Park is situated 162 km south of Kathmandu, is known as Chitwan National park. It is in the lowlands of the inner Terai. Chitwan National Park covers an area of 932 sq. km. Chitwan national park includes hilly areas covered by deciduous Sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti, it's covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with reverie forests of silk cotton trees. This ecologically diverse area is a haven for some animal species and exotic birds. Chitwan National park is one of the Natural World Heritage Sites. Sauraha is known as a natural way to Chitwan National park. Chitwan is also known for the cultural diversity of ethnic Tharu people.
The Chitwan Park consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for making plates for festivals and religious offerings. Grasslands cover 20 percent of the park. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass (Saccharum spp), renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8 m in height. Chitwan Park is home to more than 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the park are: One-horned rhinoceros, Gaul. Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, four-horned antelope, and pangolin among the mammals; golden monitor lizard, crocodiles, and python among the amphibians; and Bengal Florian. Lesser Florian, giant horn bill, black stork, white stork among the birds.
Elephant safari provides an opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. One may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor, Sauraha gives you information on captive elephants and the calves born there. The museum at Kasara, the park headquarters, has informative displays. Near the HQ, visitors can see Bikram Baba, a Hindu religious site of archival value. A short walk (1 km) from the park HQ will take you to the Gharial Breeding Center, which is also home to the Marsh mugger and a number of turtles.
Asian Hiking Team makes Chitwan Jungle safari a package trip for you as a desired time frame that includes everything from your sleeping arrangements to meals to days’ full of activity, as well as we display up to your awareness. Jungle safari activities include Elephant back safari, Jeep driving, Elephant bathe, Elephant bedding central visit, crocodile bedding central visit, bird watching, Jungle walking, Village tour, culture programs, sunrise: sunset tour etc.