Sauraha; the heart of the jungle [Visit Nepal 2020]

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  • February 15, 2020
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Chitwan National Park is a Preserved area in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, known for its Biodiversity. Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos and Bengal Tigers. Sauraha is only 25KM far from Narayanghat which is one of the biggest towns in Nepal. Sauraha is the popular town which lies in the edge of Chitwan National Park. Sauraha is also a tourist destination among foreigners and domestic tourist.

From the dugout canoe ride to the Jungle walk & elephant ride, it will be an amazing experience, If you like to surf over the Greeneries of Sauraha, Chitwan will be your dream place.

Sauraha lies in the southern part of Nepal. Sauraha is the entry point of Chitwan National Park which is renowned for Jungle Safari Tour in Nepal. . The adventurous jungle walk, elephant ride, jeep safari, canoe ride, tonka ride, Tharu cultural program, elephant bath, observation of wild life trophy exhibition, views of sunrise and sunset are the major tourist activities available in Sauraha.

Beginning literally as small and very quaint Tharu village of mud and daub huts and houses, with a half dozen mud and daub hotels, it has grown into a small quiet town full of western style hotels and resorts, restaurants, Internet cafes, and gift shops. The traditional culture of Tharu community is also the specialty of the area. Sauraha is famous for the study and observation of the indigenous tradition and cultural heritage of Sauraha.

Sauraha is the most Incredible place to see wildlife. Enjoy the jungle trekking and canoe rides, it will be your greatest adventure of your life.


An elephant ride will be plus point to add up the adventures on the mystic forests of Chitwan, traverse a river via canoe, and an exciting jeep ride searching for forest creatures like rhinos, deers etc. There are a host of option to explore the park, accompanied by resident naturalists and guides: elephant back safari, canoe rides, jungle walks bird-watching tours, and jeep drives.




Sauraha is a relatively small town. So it’s easy to walk around. There are several roads running through it but there’s only one main road that run through it to the Rapti river. Getting around Sauraha is normally done on foot. Hotels often run mini van and jeep services between popular areas such as the elephant breeding center or sunset by the river.

During the dry season one can wander the sand dunes of the shrunken river. It is possible to walk for miles along the mud roads west, north and east of the village to other, rural Tharu villages. A quickly growing but still small village that caters to the needs of the visitors to Chitwan National Park, the best known safari park in Nepal. It is located 160 kms by road from Kathmandu, 155 kms by road from Pokhara and 160 kms by road from the Indian border at Sunauli. The Chitwan National Park is home to Bengal tigers, rhinoceroses, bears, leopards, crocodiles and monkeys amongst others, and hundreds of species of birds and butterflies. The village of Sauraha is separated from the national park by the Rapti River. In the waters of the two mighty river that drain the Chitwan valley, the Narayani and the Rapti, you will find a diversity of riverine wildlife including the endangered fish eating gharial crocodile and marsh mugger crocodile. Chitwan is the bird watchers paradise, over 528 species of resident and migratory birds having been identified so far. The endangered Giant Hornbill, the Paradise Flycatchers, the Large-Pied Kingfisher and Racquet-Tailed, Dragon are among the more exotic resident birds in Chitwan.

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