elephant safari ride in chitwan
All four of us took a 6 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Chitwan to see Chitwan National Park. Many species of birds, mammals and insects live in Chitwan. Over 250 different kinds of birds live in Chitwan alone. There are 350 species of birds in Nepal, which is a significant amount of birds in one area. Overall, there are 700 species of animals in the area and 43 species of mammals. There's no surprise that Chitwan is a popular tourist destination.
All four of us split two rooms at the Green Park Hotel. It was $25 for a beautiful room with a balcony, gourmet breakfast and a fantastic swimming pool. The day we went, the temperature soared up to 41 Celsius.
We booked our elephant safari ride for 6am the next morning. Supposedly, there are more rhinos and tigers in the area during the morning. Seeing a Bengal Tiger in the wild is rare. So, of course, we didn't see one. However, we did see two lazy rhinos escaping the heat in the swamp.
We rode Poonam the entire 1.5 hours. She was a great sport the entire way.
We walked right past two rhinos
Kingfisher bird perching in the trees
A beautiful peacock in Chitwan National Park
Long horned dear