Top things to do in Chitwan National Park

Top Choice Multicuisine in Chitwan National Park

KC’s Restaurant

A Sauraha classic, KC’s is set in a cool, thatch-roofed bungalow with an open terrace overlooking a manicured garden, with a fire pit for winter dinners. The chefs here look the part and the well-executed menu runs …
Top Choice Italian in Chitwan National Park

Friends Café

This rooftop restaurant is easy to miss, but don't! It's the best place to hang out in downtown Sauraha, at any time of day, with a cool vibe and tunes to match. The handmade menus on beer-carton cardboard reflect t…
International in Chitwan National Park

Jungle View Restaurant

A pleasant rooftop restaurant overlooking Gaida Chowk, Jungle View has good curries and barbecue, plus all your cheesy traveller favourites including pizzas and enchiladas. Happy hour (5pm to 10pm) brings popcorn wi…
Nepali in Chitwan National Park

Sweet Memory Restaurant

An expanding family-run shack restaurant with plenty of flowers and pot plants, Sweet Memory prides itself on its home-style cooking. The momos and the chicken curry are recommended, and it also serves up good filte…
Arts & Crafts in Chitwan National Park

Happy House

With a good selection of souvenirs, this small, family-run business produces its own honey in various delectable flavours and sells batik art and colourful Mithila paintings on handmade paper produced by women’s cra…
Zoo in Chitwan National Park

Crocodile Breeding Project

A few hundred metres past the park headquarters in Kasara is a crocodile breeding project, where you can see both gharials and marsh muggers up close. The decade-long program has been a great success in releasing bo…
Live Music in Chitwan National Park


This funky restaurant is defined by its live music, complemented by veggie, chicken or buffalo burgers. They also set up elephant walks similar to those pioneered by Tiger Tops.
Live Music in Chitwan National Park

Gig House

Follow the early-evening sound of live music in downtown Sauraha and you're likely to end up at Gig House. It's definitely not the club scene you are used to, but it beats another night at the hotel. There's also a …
Bar in Chitwan National Park

Sunset View Restaurant & Bar

This riverside tiki hut at Sunset Point was one of the first establishments to be rebuilt after monsoonal flooding in the area in 2017. As the name suggests, it's the perfect spot for an early coffee or sunset beer.
Live Performance in Chitwan National Park

Sauraha Tharu Culture House

Nightly shows of traditional Tharu songs and dances for guests, including the popular stick dance, where a great circle of running men whack sticks together in time. It’s very much a tourist experience, but fun.