Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park
4.5
National ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Duration: More than 3 hours
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Miroslav K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I wanted to stay in Chitwan for one week but I have spent there only 2 days. Because me and my wife saw one of the worse thing in our life. Man who ride on elephant hit a elephant with sharp steel stick. He hit him maybe 10 times. It was crazy. My wife cried. After that we checked skin of others elephants. All of them had so many old and new injuries and scars. I have some pictures of it. They have around 15 elephants chained for almost whole day. They ride on them from 10-16 every day (do elephant safary for example)and during riding they hit them. It was in city Saurahu. Who really like animals, please do not support people with this behavior. Choose diferent location.
Written January 2, 2020
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Sohini
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Extremely crowded atmospherr with noises... Many cars are allowed at a time line by line... How can I expect animals to come nearby?
People number and noises should be regulated..
Otherwise very beautiful..
Deers, Rhino, Monkeys, Birds ,Crocodile are visible often.
Cars should be run a little bit slower that one can observe carefully...
Written October 16, 2022
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debbiek55555
Chicago, IL1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We went on an early morning jeep safari for 3 - 4 hours. The landscape of the park is beautiful, but the vegetation is incredibly dense right after monsoon season, making it nearly impossible to see anything. We saw some spotted deer, a few, distant monkeys, and a rhino. We were told that elephants are used to help with anti-poaching patrols, and then, to our dismay, saw two of these elephants with their front legs chained together at a patrol station. I would not recommend the park based on this alone (and what others have mentioned about the elephant treatment), but also be careful about the time of year and how your expectations are managed in terms of wildlife viewing.
Written October 21, 2023
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Sophie
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I went on the jeep tour as well as a short walking tour outside the main park and saw many animals like the greater one-horned rhinos, elephants, spotted deer, macaque and langur monkeys, crocodiles, gharials, and many different types of birds like the Asian openbills and Alexandrine parakeets. It was like NatGeo live! The jeep tour was well-organised. I’ll also suggest actively looking around for the animals as the guide can only see in one direction at any one time, so having more people looking out meant spotting more animals.

Skip the elephant rides and elephant breeding centre.

For wildlife, I’ll also recommend 20,000 Lakes nearby for a slightly different experience!
Written August 14, 2023
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Kelli G
Melbourne, Australia120 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
I chose not to ride the elephants as I did not want to promote the mis treatment of them (chained up etc). I stayed behind to witness one poor elephant to be repeatedly hit with a large stick, so hard that I could still hear it again and again at a great distance down the road. I understand now that by simply visiting (and feeding) the elephants, I am promoting their mistreatment through chaining them up and training by hitting them.
Never again!
Written September 18, 2022
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CKF
CT2,203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We visited Chitwan National Park for two nights as part of our trip to Nepal. Overall, we were quite disappointed. We saw minimal animal life during our almost 6-hour jeep safari. Maybe just an off day? If you've been on African safaris, this will not excite you.

Best part was definitely the peace and serenity of the river "safari" on a motorless boat at sunset.
Written May 9, 2022
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Bedrock Resort
Ratnanagar, Nepal65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Chitwan National Park is a preserved area in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, known for its biodiversity. Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. The park shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Dugout canoes traverse the northern Rapti River, home to crocodiles. Inside the park is Balmiki Ashram, a Hindu pilgrimage site
Written October 25, 2021
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Bhavana
Mumbai, India2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
There are no animals at least in the visible range. The guys fool you by offering a 4 hour safari which can easily pass off as a 1 hour 'go in and out of the park' tour. You can barely spot a couple of deer, some birds and monkeys and maybe a Rhino. Surely not what you want to spend so much money and time on.
They would add alligator breeding to this which is a group of alligators you get to see - the only real animals on this tour from close but not much to explain here.
We didn't go with very high expectations but this was still highly disappointing.
Dirty, unkempt, no animals and the only safari where I have seen people dozing off on the jeep
Written December 15, 2022
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Asia Experiences
Kathmandu, Nepal140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Chitwan is an incredible destination worth exploring, showcasing breathtaking natural wonders. However, it's disheartening to witness the treatment of elephants there. To have a positive experience while respecting animal welfare, I recommend engaging in activities such as jeep safaris and jungle walks while opting out of elephant rides and visiting the elephant breeding center.
Written May 26, 2023
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Anirban
Kolkata (Calcutta), India270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Chitwan National Park is the home for rhino, tiger, bear, elephants and other mammals.
It was lucky that we witnessed wild elephant, peacock, rhino, crocodile and many exotic birds on our half day safari.
But the best was our canoe ride for 1hr in the evening. It's dangerously beautiful. When u have all crocodiles and rhinos drinking water in a foots length.
Written March 25, 2024
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