Chitwan Facts – Know before confirming your Jungle Safari in Nepal
Chitwan Jungle Safari is a popular activity in the Chitwan National park of southern Nepal. It falls within the tropical forest of lower plains bordering with India. There are several queries as Chitwan Facts in the list. The general queries try to address the common question of travelers to know before visiting the park. Most of the travelers visiting Nepal choose the Chitwan as an extended tour with other Nepal Trips. Generally, it is a part of the Nepal Cultural tour and Nepal Heritage tour. Besides that it is a relaxing destination after long or short trek in Nepal Himalayas.
How long does it take to get to Chitwan National Park?
The easiest way to reach Chitwan National Park is by tourist bus/AC bus from Kathmandu with a drive of approximately 6-7 hours. Buses leave the Nayabazar, near Thamel in Kathmandu at around 7 am. From Pokhara, tourist buses will take 7 hours and depart from the tourist bus stand at 6.30 am.
How far is Chitwan from Pokhara?
The approximate distance between Pokhara and Chitwan is 147 km and can be reached in a 5 to 6-hour drive. You can either join the Chitwan Jungle Safari after or before your trekking trip in Annapurna Region. It will be a good decision to relax with wildlife Safari either with a short trek like Ghorepani Poon Hill or a long trek like Annapurna Circuit hiking.
Is there any discount for a Child?
You will have a child discount offer. The child below four years are freely allowed to enter whereas below 10, need to pay 70% of the Adult Price. The child above 10 years has to pay the full fee.
How long will it take the bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan? Is it the same time from Chitwan to Pokhara?
The exact time for a drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan is just 5 hours but due to highway traffic it will take approximately 6-7 hours. In normal condition, the Tourist Bus from Pokhara will take you to Chitwan in around 5-6 hours.
Is there an internet facility with free WI-FI in the Lodge?
Most of the lodges/resort/hotel we use, have internet facility with FREE Wi-Fi.
Is it safe to travel by Road?
Traveling by road in Nepal is safe, especially by tourist coach is completely safe. However, we suggest that you take a Private Vehicle for a more reliable and convenient journey.
Do you provide a pick-up from Bus Station?
We do have a pickup service for the traveler traveling by bus. One of a representative from Oriental Journeys comes to pick-up at Sauraha Bus Station for FREE. The same way, we have dropped off the facility up to the Bus station at Sauraha.
How far are the Chitwan and Sauraha?
Chitwan National Park is located in the Chitwan district. Sauraha is a small village and tourist hub near the national Park where most of the hotels/resorts are located. The Bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu drop travelers in the Sauraha bus stand.
Chitwan Facts: Activities
Can everyone enjoy Elephant Bath?
Especially, the travelers visiting Chitwan National Park during the months of Summer can see and enjoy Elephant Bath. However, during monsoon and winter, you can not participate due to cold water and a high level of water in the river.
Are all safari activities carried inside the National Park?
The activities other than the Elephant back Safari, are carried inside the Chitwan National Park. Elephant Back Safari is done in Community Forest near Sauraha.
Is it possible to enjoy the Jeep Safari throughout the year?
The best way of enjoying the wildlife of Chitwan National Park is through Jeep Safari. The Jeep Safaris in Chitwan National Park are conducted from the 1st week of October till the end of June. However, Jeep Safari in Bishajari Taal (20,000 Lake) is possible throughout a year.
What about Chitwan Facts regarding accommodation? What standards of hotels can I expect during Wildlife Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park?
Depending upon your budget, the different standards of Hotels and resorts are available in Sauraha area of Chitwan National Park. However, Oriental Journeys provides its travelers with a Tourist standard accommodation. The accommodations have A/C and will provide you all the meals in a packaged trip.
What are the foods that I can expect during Chitwan Jungle Safari?
Normally, the lodge provides meals in a buffet with a variety. If there are minimum guests they have to serve then you can choose from the menu also. The menu has always a choice of American, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Nepali food.
Chitwan Facts: Facilities
What is the best season to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari?
People visit Chitwan throughout the year. However, February to Mid June and September to December are the best time to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari. Compared to Kathmandu and Pokhara, Chitwan lies at a lower altitude with a warm temperature during the wintertime.
Is it hot in Chitwan? What temperature can we expect in Chitwan National Park?
Since the national park lies at a lower elevation, it is a bit warmer than Kathmandu and Pokhara. But, the region is colder during the winter months (December – February). It is generally misty with much humid air.
What about the electricity? Can I charge my phone, iPod, digital camera, or batteries?
The lodges in Sauraha and Chitwan area are equipped with electricity facilities. You can easily get them recharged. We advise to bring a charger and adapter with. You can easily buy one in local shops to fit your gadgets.
Can I buy a Local Sim card? How about the telephone Calls?
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can get Nepali Sim card or you can easily get from shops near your hotel at Thamel and Sauraha, Chitwan. Two telecommunication companies distributing sim cards for tourists are Nepal Telecom and NCell. You need to present a copy of your passport and a passport size photo to get a shim card. You can use a volume-based internet with a sim card and make calls. It will charge normal call charges. Additionally, you can use telephones from your hotel you will be staying in.
How much money should I carry as an additional?
Regarding Chitwan Wildlife Jungle Safari trip three accommodation and meals in a day are included during your stay in Chitwan. However, you may need extra money for your expenses and the drinks depending upon your drinking and spending habits. Generally, USD 10 to 15 will be sufficient for a day.
How will we get the drinking water during Chitwan Jungle Safari? Is it safe to drink tap water? Shall I have to bring water purifying tablets/filter?
The tap water is not recommended to drink freely. The bus on the way to Chitwan and Kathmandu will serve you with a bottle of sealed drinking water. The hotel will serve you with bottled water per day per person. Additionally, you can buy a bottle of water You can buy a bottle of water with a cost of NPR 30 per bottle.
What about the extra night stay in Chitwan? Can I add an extra day to the packaged trip on your website?
Yes, you can stay an extra day by paying additional costs on top of the package cost. The extra cost should cover the salary for guides, accommodation, and food. Besides the set activities, we can add extra activities of the additional day.