Nepal is home to hundreds of exciting places to visit. The capital city Kathmandu holds the only international airport in Nepal. This reason is why Kathmandu is the gateway to all tours and adventures in Nepal. Cities like Chitwan, Pokhara, and Gorkha are very close to Kathmandu. Every city is famous for different things. The 1 Night 2 Days Chitwan Package lets you enjoy a short but sweet trip to Chitwan.
Chitwan is famous for its rich culture, dense forest, and wildlife. Chitwan national park is the first national park of Nepal. Chitwan lies at the subtropical southern parts of Nepal (Terai). The Chitwan national park was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO. This is another reason why this place gets many tourists each year.
Tourism is the primary income source for Nepal. Each year this country gets thousands of tourists from all over the world. The Chitwan National Park expands to an area of over 950 sq. Km. This place is rich in wildlife and other species. Chitwan is home to more than 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 126 species of fish, and 56 species of amphibians and reptiles.
The Chitwan National park is more renowned for the protection of rare and endangered one-horned Rhinoceros.
1 Night 2 Days Chitwan Package
Day 1: Departure From Kathmandu And Arrive At Chitwan
- Delicious fish at Malekhu
- Ride alongside the Trishuli River
- Welcome drink at the Hotel
- Jungle Safari
- Traditional Tharu Cultural Dance
I assume you explored Kathmandu thoroughly for the past few days. There sure are lots of places to visit in Kathmandu. For now, let us head towards our next destination. Chitwan is located at about 150 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu. The primary modes of traveling from Kathmandu to Chitwan is by road. Tourists buses are very comfortable with hydraulic seats and enough leg space.
The journey takes about 5 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. The bus will stop at nice tea houses during this trip. You will rest and eat lunch there. The initial phase of this journey might not be as pleasant as you want it to be. You might face a lot of traffic. But after you cross Nagdhunga( a checkpoint and the entrance to Kathmandu valley), our fun travel will officially start.
During this drive, you will be riding beside the mighty Trishuli River. You can see small houses in the hills, and some will give you chills.
You will reach Muglin (an intersection which divides the highway towards Pokhara and Chitwan) in about 4 hours. You can have a taste of the delicious Local Fish at Malekhu before you reach Muglin.
You will finally reach Chitwan after an hour or so. Do not be alarmed if you find the weather of Chitwan warmer than that of Kathmandu. Once you arrive at Chitwan, our representatives will guide you to the Hotel. You will get a warm welcome with a complimentary drink at the Hotel.
Note: You can take a flight or a private car from Kathmandu to Chitwan. This itinerary will cost you more as the flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur airport costs about a 100$.
After you get your room, get fresh and get ready for the Jungle Safari. You will have lunch at the Hotel and head off to Safari. Double-check your backpack, and check if you packed the camera. Elephant Safari is an incredible experience. “Maute,” a title given to the person who guides the elephant will take you to different places.
You will observe the forest, and its natural habituates. You can see different animals like leopards, deers, elephants, monkeys, and bores getting out at dawn. The one-horned Rhinoceros is one of a kind. The government of Nepal has a strict law against hunting in these areas. Still, these Rhinoceros are killed and their skins, as well as the horns, are smuggled to different countries.
If you are lucky, you can even see the mighty Royal Bengal Tiger.
Upon arriving back at the Hotel, preparations for the Tharu Cultural Dance is nearly over. Tharu is an ancient civilization of Nepal. They live in different parts of Terai. Enjoy this spectacular presentation with a drink. You can be a part of this presentation as well. It is the best way to end your first day at Chitwan.
Day 2: Sightseeing and departure back to Kathmandu
- Tour to the nearby villages
- Lamo Jharana (Jalbire waterfall)
Wake up, have some breakfast, and get ready to explore the area. There are many small villages around Chitwan National Park. These villages reflect the traditional and cultural way of living. These Tharu villages are small and mostly populated. You can learn more about their culture and living standards. Feel free to exchange a few words with the locals, as they are very friendly and lively.
After a pleasant stay at Chitwan, it’s time to say goodbye to this vibrant city. With all the memories, you will now head off to Kathmandu. But there are still lots of fun places to visit while you are on your way to Kathmandu.
One of the most famous places (still underrated) to visit is Jalbire Waterfalls. Also known as Lamo Jharana (Long Waterfall), Jalbire Waterfall is about 100 meters high. This waterfall is refreshing and beautiful.
Our long journey will end after you arrive at Kathmandu.
“If you are not satisfied with this itinerary, this package can be modified or expanded upon your requests. The costs will be optimized relatively.”
Related: 3 days 4 night Chitwan tour
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- All Transportation
- Welcome drink upon arrival
- Government and local taxes
- All jungle activities
- National park entrance fees
- Tour guide
- Any personal expenses
- Drinks and bar sales
- Extra accommodation
- Extra activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary
About Tharu culture And The Tharu Cultural Dance
Tharu are one of the most ancient tribes of Nepal. They are primarily populated and have habituated in the Terai region of Nepal for a long time. They have a rich culture and tradition.
Chitwan has a vast population of Tharu people. The Tharu people lived in the dense forests of Nepal. They have their own way of living and cultural values.
Tharu people have their own language as well. Tharu are divided into different subgroups as well. They might share a common religion, but over time, these subgroups have practiced different customs.
Tharu people are loving and friendly. They have colorful festivals and ceremonies. The clothes they wear are unique. The vibrant customs of Tharu have made them one of the most essential and exciting groups of Nepal.
What Is Tharu Cultural Dance?
As we have mentioned earlier, Tharu are indigenous clans of Nepal, who are very rich in culture and tradition. Their cultural dance is one of the most famous cultural dances of Nepal. People who visit Chitwan are intrigued by this form of dance. It is a beautiful way of presenting such rich and preserved ancient culture.
These cultural programs are organized at Sauraha and Meghauli. Such programs are very prestigious and play a significant role in tourism. There are different forms of dances performed by the native Tharu people. Ago Nach (Fire Dance), where the dancers play with fire while fulfilling the traditional moves of Tharu dance. Mayur Nach (Peacock Dance) is another form of Tharu dance. The Danda Nach (Stick Dance), is an exciting form of Tharu Dance. A group of dancers moves their legs in a certain rhythm with the sticks. Other members of the presentation control the sticks and move them in a certain pattern.
These dances are performed by the native Tharu people wearing their traditional costumes.
The tourists visiting Chitwan National Park get to experience this ancient culture. These dances have a significant role in recognizing Tharu culture around the world.
Things you can do when you visit Chitwan
As I have mentioned earlier, you can always custom your travel. Our primary goal is to provide our guests with as much facility as we can. It might cost you a few bucks more, but we try to make this as cost-effective as possible.
Some possible add ons to this trip:
Lamo Jharana (Jalbire Waterfalls)
The Jalbire Waterfalls lies in the way from Chitwan to Muglin. Jalbire Waterfall has a height of about 100 meters. Some people hike to Jalbire from the highway, which is one way to do it. The hike takes about 20 minutes, but because of the weather and humidity, it feels like an hour. The best way to visit Jalbire is to take your ride to the top and climb a few stairs. The reward is astounding.
The waterfall falls straight from the top of a hill to a small pond. This place is refreshing, as you can take a bath in the cold water. There is nothing better than taking a bath in a freshwater waterfall.
There are lots of other activities to do while you are still in Jalbire. The most exciting ones are Canyoning, Natural Rock slides and sometimes Rock climbing.
Bandipur tour and night stay
Bandipur is an old traditional village that sits on top of a hill. At an altitude of 1030 meters from the sea level, this ancient place reflects the traditional Newari culture. There are tons of activities you can do while you are in Bandipur.
The evening walk is refreshing, as you can see the locals in between their chores. The kids would come out and play. You can even hear some traditional Newari bhajans (religious songs for prayers) at a distance. Newari culture is unique and interesting. You will be amazed to see such culture apart from Kathmandu.
There are seven primary points you can visit in Bandipur. There is a map beside a small path that indexes these places. Tudikhel is one of my favorite places to visit in Bandipur. There will be children playing, and you can join them as well.
The mornings in Bandipur are something else. You can hike to the nearest hills or climb even further. You can see the mountains from afar and the terrains. I am sure you will enjoy every bit of this trip.
Siddha Gufa (Siddha cave)
This place is beyond my explanation. An hour of a tough uphill hike from the highway will take you to Siddha Gufa. The path contains hundreds of stone steps with safety bars for you to rest upon. Believe me; you will sweat a lot. But, as soon as you reach the top and stand in front of the entrance of the cave, you will feel a cold breeze against you. The cold air is coming from the cave and hits right at you.
You will find many people sitting in front and waiting for their turn to go inside. A guide will then take you inside the cave. The Siddha Cave is magical. Inside you will find a pond, and its depth is a mystery. The height of the cave is incredible. You could almost fit a 20 storied building inside and still have some room.
You will be climbing down some man-made bamboo stairs, in a pitch-black surrounding. And there is a secret place which is terrifying and at the same time amusing. The area is dark and silent. You can hear your own ( Trust me, I have been there).
All in all, this will be a magical experience for you, and I highly recommend visiting this place at least once.