Beneath the Himalayas and nestled in the basin of a river valley, Chitwan National Park is an area of extraordinary beauty. Characterised by the dense verdant vegetation with the Himalayas as the backdrop and the ever-changing river landscapes, Chitwan has to be one of the most spectacular and attractive parts of Nepal’s lowlands. The flora and fauna is rich, diverse and exciting and the park is home to one of the last remaining populations of the one horned rhinoceros as well as the magnificent Bengal Tiger.
Explore the jungle how you wish, whether it is by jeep, on foot or on elephant back; each will provide you with something totally different. Whilst at Meghauli Serai on my most recent trip to Nepal, I spent an evening boating down the serene Rapti River with my talented guide to scan the riverbanks for various creatures whilst listening to the hum of the insects within the thick jungle – not another tourist in sight.