Why Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour?
The 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour need no introduction as it’s Nepal’s best wildlife safari tour. It is easy to access, family-friendly, luxurious, culturally enriched, and full of wildlife.
Abundant wildlife with several endangered species makes the Chitwan Wildlife Tour wholesome. Spotting two endangered species, the one-horned Rhino and the Bengal tiger is what most tourists hope for. Also, the migratory birds, leopards, elephants, alligators, butterflies, antelopes, and countless other animal species make it a true hub for jungle safari in Nepal.
Wildlife in Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is full of wildlife. It’s home to 700 plus fauna species. Among these, there are sixty-eight mammal species. Among mammals, the Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhino, and Indian Leopards are the focal animals.
The Bengal Tiger is the highlight of the Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour. It’s another preserved, revered, and particular animal in Chitwan National Park, of which tourists die to get a glimpse. It has the most Bengal Tigers in Nepal, 128, as of July 2022. In the past decade, the population of tigers has doubled. Hence, there’s a high chance that you’ll spot one or more tigers during the Chitwan Tour.
Over 250 sloth beers, Honey Badgers, Bengal Foxes, Hyenas, Wild Dogs, Crab-eating Mongoose, Martens, and countless other animals live inside the national park. Wild boar, flying squirrel, Hares, four-horned antelopes, multiple deer species, jungle cats, Indian Civets, and other species are also widespread in Chitwan National Park, making it the best destination for wildlife tours in Nepal.
Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is an ideal junket to witness the one-horned rhino. Even in the alleys of Sauraha, you may encounter some rhinos strolling around the city. In the jungle, while on the Chitwan Wildlife Tour, while riding on an elephant, you’ll witness one-horned rhinos the most.
Chitwan National Park is also home to more than 540 bird species, including migratory and exotic birds. Hence, besides spotting mammals, birdwatching is also another popular day activity.
Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour- Ideal for bird watching
Apart from wild animals, Chitwan National Park is home to many migratory, exotic, and regional birds. Precisely, there are more than 550 species of birds inside the national park. Moreover, two-thirds of all are endangered bird species in Nepal. Hence, the Chitwan Wildlife Tour is also an ideal junket for avid bird watchers, surveyors, bird researchers, and conservationists.
The Chitwan National Park is full of alluvial grassland with plenty of food for birds, thanks to the all-year-round warm temperature. Hence, it is the best habitat for endangered Bengal Floricans, Grey-crowned Prinia, Swamp Francolin, grass wobblers, and more.
The lakes and ponds inside the national park are the best places to spot endangered birds. The most endangered Oriental Darter resides and breeds around lakes inside the national park. Other endangered bird species like Spotted Eagle, Jungle Fowl, Peafowl, Bitterns, and Storks live and breed in the national park.
For food, warmth, and breeding, birds from the Northern Hemisphere migrate here during Winter. Species of eagles, including the spotted eagle, imperial eagle, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Goosanders, Brahminy Ducks, and Bar-headed geese, stop here in February before flying back to the northern hemisphere. Moreover, the birds like Pitta, Sunbird, Flycatcher, and Cuckoos fly here from the Southern hemisphere during the Spring.
To experience the ethnic tribe of Chitwan
Tharu people are the ethnic group of Chitwan National Park. This tribe has its language, mores, traditions, customs, cultures, and way of life. And for tourists, every Tharu cultural element offers an exquisite experience.
From the early days, these tribes practiced fishing and cattle rearing for livelihood. Still, Tharu people practice these. On your Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour, you’ll visit Tharu village. You’ll spot the fishing nets and rods in every house. Also, you’ll see these people working in the field, raising and harvesting crops like paddy, corn, and potatoes.
Tharu Cultural Experience- The Elements
Mithila Paintings are a true identity and a great asset of Tharu culture. Mostly, these paintings are on the walls of houses. Tharu people paint Mithila art during special occasions like birth, marriage, and festivals like Holi and Durga Pooja. In particular, these art forms show the relationship between humans and nature, scenes, and deities. On your tour, you can buy or take photos of these paintings.
Tharu cultural dance in Sauraha is also a popular cultural show to experience. It includes peacock dance, fire dance, stick dance, and other plays. These elements show how pious and preserved their enriched cultures and traditions are.
Every year, around mid-January, Tharu people celebrate their largest festival, Maghi. If you’re on the Chitwan Wildlife Tour in mid-January, don’t forget to experience this festival.