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Crocodile Breeding Project

Chitwan National Park

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 both endangered species back into the wild.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Chitwan National Park attractions

1. Wildlife Display & Information Centre

9.95 MILES

Aimed more at school groups than tourists, this educational centre has displays on wildlife, including a rather macabre display of animals in formaldehyde…

2. Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Centre

10.57 MILES

The informative Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Centre in Bachhauli, the nearest Tharu village to Sauraha, has colourful murals and exhibits on artefacts…

3. Tharu Cultural Museum

11.17 MILES

For those with a serious interest in Tharu culture, there’s a tiny Tharu Cultural Museum in Harnari. It has displays of ornaments and a rakshi distillery…

4. Shashwat Dham

11.54 MILES

Burned out on ancient sites? Here's a contemporary take on the temple compound, and it's very impressive. The centrepiece is a Shiva temple that resembles…

5. Silkworm Farm

26.47 MILES

An offbeat choice, a visit to Silkworm Farm takes you through the fascinating process of how silk is produced. The farm comprises orchards of mulberry…

6. Thani Mai Temple Viewpoint

26.74 MILES

The main reason to climb up to Thani Mai is for the spectacular sunrise views from Gurungche Hill. A clear morning offers some of the most memorable 360…

7. Padma Library

26.79 MILES

There's a random collection of beaten-up books here, including a few English ones, but this small library is better known for its striking 18th-century…

8. Bindebasini Temple

26.8 MILES

At the northeast end of the bazaar (which is the main shopping strip) this ornate, two-tiered temple is dedicated to Durga. Its ancient walls are covered…