Why Chitwan District Tour?
The district takes its name from the Chitwan Valley, one of Nepal's Inner Terai valleys between the Mahabharat and Siwalik ranges, both considered foothills of the Himalayas. Chitwan is the perfect and famous place for nature lovers. It is located 150 km west of Kathmandu and has been ranked as the third most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Blessed with a diverse and exotic flora and fauna, Chitwan is developing as a wildlife adventure spot. With the first conservation area of Nepal, Chitwan National Park, it is proving to be one of the most conserved areas in Asia with thriving wildlife in their intact habitats. There are 56 species of animals, 49 species of amphibians and reptiles and 525 species of birds making it a paradise for the nature lovers and biodiversity enthusiasts. Chitwan is very popular for tasty Taas (Nepali: तास), a spicy fried goat meat dish served with bhuja or cheura available in many restaurants.
Most Popular Tourist Destination in Chitwan are as follows:
1. Chitwan National Park: If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then Chitwan National Park is the place we should not miss to visit in Nepal. Chitwan National Park is very famous for Wildlife Safari, Bird Watching, and Tiger Tracking in Nepal. It is one of the largest playgrounds of wild animals in Nepal. Elephant Safari inside Chitwan National Park is one of the attractions of this park where tourist come from different countries every year. You'll have an excellent chance of spotting one-horned rhinos, deer, monkeys and some of the more than 500 species of birds.
2. Jalbire Waterfall: this waterfall is a popular destination for those in the Bharatpur area and gaining popularity, while tourists often enjoy swimming there as well. For those looking to canyoning or participate in homestays with the Gurung, the local people, this is also a popular spot around the Chitwan. This place is truly a heaven for the Chitwan people who are burning by heat in the summertime can experience the nature’s gift in their doorstep.
3. Ranipokhari: This is one of the newest destinations in Chitwan and is spread along four Bigaha situated at Bharatpur-19, Kirangunj. It has been developed into an open-air sculpture museum and is famous for a picnic. There are also opportunities for boating as well.
4. Devghat Dham Devghat: Devghat Dham Devghat is home to various temples and caves of Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints including Goddess Sita's cave, Bashistha Cave, Radha Krishna Temple, Galeshwor Temple, Sita Ram Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shankaracharya Temple, Bageshori Temple, Laxmi Narayan Divya Dham, Maula Kalika Temple, and Bishwa Shanti Dharmashala among others. Devghat also marks the end of the hills and the beginning of the terai (plains) belt, and the views thus add to the aura of this popular religious town. You will find less foreign visitors here than some other popular tourist cities in Nepal but the local people are equally welcoming. Respect the local culture and have a good time here.
5. Bish Hajar Taal: Bish Hajar Taal, Chitwan National Park The lake is very attractive for the bird lovers and serves as an important bird watching center. The Lake Lies nearby Chitwan National Park. Some wild animals especially crocodiles and rhinos are found often near Bish Hajari Taal.
6. Chiraichuli Hill: Chiraichuli Hill A new tourist destination, Chiraichuli, is above 946 meters in height, making it an especially popular place to watch the sunrise. One of the highest hills in the Mahabharat range 1945m, the trek from Hattibang to Siraichuli is exciting with challenging steep boulders, streams, ridges and intact vegetation.
7. Maulakalika Mandir: The temple is highly-acclaimed from the point of view of religious tourism and ecology. the natural location of temple has enhanced touristy and spiritual attraction. The beautiful statues and idols of Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswori, female deities as well as Tulsimath and Shivalinga have been set up in the temple premises. You can give a visit to the temple as the temple is a quintessence of human efforts and endeavors, showing what people cannot do with their strong commitment and unwavering will.