Chitwan - worth gonig for only one day? - mid May
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 1, 2012 2:22 AM Last Post By: into-thin-air
May 1, 2012 12:17 AM
Chitwan - worth gonig for only one day? - mid MayHi,
I could only fit in Chitwan if I would stay one day - i.e. two nights, coming from Bandipur and moving on to Kathmandu. I don't want to book a package as i would only like to do the elephant walk and jeep tour, maybe the canoe but not all the rest (done some of these things in other places). I would stay outside the park and presume there is no real need to book accommodation upfront?
If you have been recently, would you consider it worth the long transport just to be there for one day?
Also, I would be going mid May, any advise about that timing (I already heard it's not good for jungle walks because of high vegetation)?
May 1, 2012 12:41 AM
1Hi, I went Chitwan last june. I stayed there for 2 nights. The vegetation was higher than in other months, but the tourist is fewer. I felt good because the whole jungle is like kingdom. ha ha.... if you have more time, I think you can stay there longer. I went for elephant riding for 3 times and see the riho in the sunset. The vision was very impressed. I couldn't forget it till now.
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May 1, 2012 1:11 AM
2The tour packages includes 2 nights so there is not much of different in days with your program . You will still have half day when you arrive and can organize when you get there.
But if you book an organized one you will save time to do something more such as visit to cultural program,elephant breeding center,jungle walk which is interesting and elephant bathing.
Some time small things does matter and you might enjoy them more and you won't have to think where and when to look for. Relax when you are there:P!
It won't be difficult to get accommodation so no need to book upfront.
enjoy the jungle safari
May 1, 2012 2:22 AM
3As long as you aren’t pushing your luck and then returning to Kathmandu with less than 24 hours before your international flight home I would say that Chitwan is worthwhile visiting – I have been there in Late April and although it was getting a bit hot and sticky I still enjoyed my time there.
But I would opt for the package as you can still pick up the transport (Included in the price) from Bandipur road end and then also be transported back to Kathmandu on your last day – Your package will also Include accommodation with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as All your activities (National Park Entrance fee, Elephant Ride, Dug Out Canoe Trip, Jungle Walk, Cultural Show, Bird watching / Village Walk etc) start at $30 per person per day. So the activities included are more or less what you are asking for
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