Sauraha is a village in Chitwan District close to the bank of Rapti River and Chitwan National Park (23 km east of Narayangarh city). It is a divine experience for every nature loving person who seek to experience a tour through jungle in an elephant ride or Jungle Safari.The highlight of this area is the sight of Royal Bengal Tiger we get to see deep in the jungle.The other highlights of this area is One Horned Rhino,many types of birds, any many lakes in the midst of the jungle. The view of sunset in the bank of Rapti river is often loved by tourists.Adding to its beauty, there is an Elephant breeding center in Sauraha and Crocodile breeding centre in Kasara.


Day 01 and Day 02:

As in 'Close Up Chitwan' (2 nights-3 days)

Day 03:

After tea or coffee you will go for a bird watching tour. B/F. Leisure till noon. Lunch. Jungle Safari excursion by jeep or bicycle to the 'Twenty Thousand Lakes' or Wildlife Walk in the dense jungle of the Chitwan National Park. Dinner.

Day 04:

After an easy morning and B/F you will be transferred to the bus station or to the Bharatpur Airport to continue your journey. Given itineraries are tentative and subject to change depending on time factor, weather conditions and park's policy. The total quality of program remains unchanged even in the case of alteration. Our Manager will brief you every evening about the following day's activities.

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Sunsets at Rapti River

Sauraha is that town beside the huge tourist attraction Chitwan National Park. As such it caters accommodation and tourist services to everyone from 3-4 star guests down to the humble backpacker. And that’s about it. Welcome to my last night in Chitwan.

In the evenings there’s not that much to do. Indeed once it gets dark the town basically shuts up shop. Because Sauraha hasn’t really tried to expand beyond being “that town beside Chitwan”.

A walk down to the Rapti river that separates Sauraha and Chitwan National Park to watch the sunset is about the only thing one can do in the evenings. More than a tourist attraction it’s a great way to watch the sometimes bizarre world of Nepal go by.

Elephant Riding

The national park area of Sauraha is most suitable for elephant ride. Elephant ride is also the safest way to enter the jungle while one can observe wild animals and birds from up close. One can enter the dense forest of Sauraha and view the wildlife from close proximity during the elephant ride. It feels very exciting and novel to move along through the quiet forest listening to the sound of wild birds singing from on top of the elephant back. There is also a slogan "Visit Chitwan, Ride Elephant" popularized for promotion of tourism in Sauraha. Four persons can ride an elephant at one time.

Seated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grassland and core area of the park, you became a integral part of the life of the national park. The elephant safari through, not the most comfortable rides, is an amazing experience. And it doesn't take to long spot at least a rhino in the forest.

Elephant treks in Chitwan are offered by all lodges and tour agencies. They generally last between 1 and 1.5 hours. Elephant jungle tours usually have three times. Early morning, mid morning and late afternoon. Elephant tours cost between 800 and 1000+ rupees. These tours are run by people who either own or hire out their elephants.