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Sauraha (Chitwan National Park)

Destination: Sauraha (Chitwan National Park) 
Highlights:
Rare one horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park ( and many more wild animals )Elephant Breeding CentreTharu Cultural MuseumSeraichuli the chepang Hill TrekDevghat - a hindu religious destinationChitwan national park and the 20,000 lakes (many more natural lakes inside)International Elephant Race (During December)Elephant poloJungle and wildlife safaris by foot, jeep and elephantBird watching in and around the jungleOne of the most enjoyable experiences is having a bath with elephantsTry a local family homestay, staying in a mud and straw hut in a small picturesque village between the elephant breeding center and the tharu cultural village. Plenty of fruit trees and a genuine experience is guaranteed! You will stay with a local family and eat local food, just a short walk from two of the main sights of Sauraha.

Best time:

The dry season would be best (November-April) and March would be the ideal time. The daytime temperature is not too hot and the elephant grass in the national park has been cut, allowing for better animal spotting.
Accommodation:
Find a better place for your stay in Sauraha, near by Chitwan National Park. In Chitwan Tourism website, we have listed lots of best hotel and resorts from Sauraha on the basis of review from travllers, which helps other tourist to find a better place. Sauraha is a small village / a tourist hub situated near by Chitwan National Park, in the bank of Rapti river. There are more than 70 hotels and resorts in Sauraha. Some of the hotels are:Baghmara Wildlife ResortJungle Nepal ResortSafari ClubHamro Hotel & LodgeWild Horizons Guest HouseWood Rock VillaAnnapurna View LodgeTransportation:Chitwan, situated at South Central part of Nepal is a big city, about 168 Km away from the capital Kathmandu. Chitwan is Easily accessible by land or by flight. Daily local buses or tourist buses leave for Chitwan from Kathmandu from Kantipath. The ticket rates ranging between 450-600 depending upon choices. Or else daily flight are available to Bharatpur from Kathmandu, Sauraha is about 15 km from the Airport.

Description:
Sauraha is a village in Chitwan District of Nepal situated close by the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park. It is the eastern gateway to Chitwan National Park and jungle safaris for budget, mid-priced and 3-4 star tourists. 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. 
Jungle / wildlife safaris by foot, jeep and elephant. You are for sure to see the rhinoceros. Also many types of deer, monkeys, and Bengal tiger. Bird watching in and around the jungle. Especially Bish hajar Taal (20,000 lakes) wetlands area approximately 10 kilometers north west from Sauraha. 
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 (R500 entrance fee) 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, which is safe to swim in. 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.