Chitwan Or Heart of the jungle is famous as one of the famous wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia and was declared a UNESCO world heritage Site in 1984. Located in the terai lo land of Nepal; it a 20-minute flight from Kathmandu international airport. The park is famous for its success in the conservation of rare endangered Greater one-horned rhinoceros. 605 Spices of animals are found in Chitwan. Affording excellent photographic opportunities to visitors. Meet the magnificent animal and all of the bird spices. a host of many animals like royal Bengal tiger, sloth bears, leopard and the unusual Gharial Crocodile which is endemic to the Indian subcontinent.
The excitement Continues With A bird Count Of 543 making Chitwan national park A nature lovers delight. Meghauli Meghauli is one of the best tourist destinations of Bharatpur metropolitan city. It is located in Chitwan District in the Narayani Zone of southern Nepal. Meghauli village touches over 25 km of the borders of the park and is situated on the banks of the Rapti and Narayani river. Situated at 172 km from Kathmandu, Meghauli is in the western part of Chitwan district. Meghauli is one of the richest villages in Chitwan in terms of wildlife, different cultures and sports is located in the adjacent of Chitwan National Park. Meghauli is the western entrance of the Chitwan National Park that attracts thousands of visitors every year to explore its rich flora and fauna.
The huge 25 km long community forest is another eye-catching object of Meghauli. The new concept had been materialized for the tourism development in Meghauli. National park entrance gate, elephant stable, view tower, eco-park. National crocodile breeding pond and medicinal herbal farming in the buffer zone are the main attractions in the Meghauli. It is also a very interesting place to learn about the local indigenous Tharu people as the village is a very well preserved an example of a traditional settlement. After a boat trip ends at the Golaghat, the confluence of Narayani and Rapti River can see the sunset and a view of the Himalayas. Meghauli has a good balance between human settlement and wildlife. A national park consists of tropical & subtropical forests with sal forest covering about 80 percent of areas. Grassland covers about 12 percent of the park. There are more than 68 types of grasses, more than 68species of mammals,55 species of amphibians & reptiles,546 species of birds &120 species of fish. The endangered fauna found in the park includes the one-horned Rhinoceros, Gaur Bison, Royal Bengal Tiger, wild Elephant, Four-horned Antelope, python, Bengal florican, lesser florican, Gaint Hornbills, Gharial etc…
A Destination of Wildlife Adventure in Nepal
Chital lodge is the pioneered old resort at Meghauli. It is situated in the lab of Chitwan national park & lies at the and Narayani river. A famous destination for wildlife adventure & Ecotourism. One of Asia’s richest and spectacular wildlife sanctuaries. In this panoramic community operate a small resort by the management of jib since 1988 & now run by his sons. Chital lodge Ian at an elevation of 450 feet above sea level at the lap of the heart of Chitwan national park. A small river passes away in front of the lodge which connects with a buffer zone of the community forest. There are three rustic cottages with seven rooms for accommodation with peaceful simple local Tharu culture rustic huts & free wi-fi
The lodge provides the Nepali local traditional foods are served to guest. With a small bar Activities at lodge # jungle walk at Chitwan national park # Bird watching # Elephant safari # Jeep safari # Boating # Ox cart riding # local cultural program # Night camping # Tharu museum visit # Crocodile breeding centre visit # Sunset view from Golaghat # Cycling village tour # campfire with live BBQ
Things to do in Megauli? why we have to be here?
Some special activities can enjoy at Meghauli
#jungle walk at Chitwan national park :
Adventure walk inside a core jungle of Chitwan national park experience the thrill of sighting one-horned Rhinoceros, birds and another animal from very close Quarters on jungle walk Accompanied by our local Naturalists.
A great bird watching Excitement continues with a bird count of more than 543 make your nature bird lover more delight in the Chitwan national park which are rare birds like Gaint hornbill, Bengal florican, many migratory birds from a different place.
Elephant back safaris:
Get chance to see the Rhinos and hog deers and many animals close up with your elephant strip passing elephant grass.
Float down the picturesque Rapti river enjoying beautiful views of the Himalayas foothills and spot rhinos and gharials and birdlife and special sunset view of at evening at Golaghat.
Enjoy the jeep safari inside the core jungle of Chitwan national park in jeep passing grassland riverine forest, sal forest sighting different types of flora and fauna and animals with our local trained naturalist.
The park is the last surviving example of the natural eco-systems of terai regions and covers subtropical low land, wedged between two river valleys at the base of the Siwalik range outer Himalayas. The Core areas lie Between the Narayani and Rapti river to the north and Reu River and Churia hills in the southern borders. The spectacular landscape, covered with lush vegetation and the Himalayas as the backdrop make the park and exceptional natural beauty.
Elephant back safari $30 per person
Cultural dance $ 30
Visit elephant and crocodiles breeding centre $40
Buffalo cart riding through Tharu village$10
Chitwan, Meghauli is easily assessed from Kathmandu, both by road(146 km) or by flight
By Road: The drive from Kathmandu to Meghauli (approximately 5 hours) takes you through the middle hills of Nepal and along with Trisuli river with raft community of Nepal. By Air: A short 20 min flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur Airport, followed by 24 kms\45 min of Drive to the lodge. Or Direct flight to Meghauli Airport of 25 min and 5 min drive to lodge.
Chitwan National park Glance
Weather: Winters are from November to March, Summers is from April to June, Monsoon is from July to October.
Temperatures: Summers are hot and humid with a maximum temperature of 40 c Minimum of 25 c Winters are pleasant with an average maximum and minimum temperatures of 20 c to 10 c
Best time of Travel: November to March when game viewing is at its best April / June is warmer, however wildlife slighting is good.