Nepal: Chitwan National Park for tourists

After an amazing time during the Rafting-Tour, the tour moved on to the Chitwan National Park. The park is a preserved area in the Terai Lowlands. The park houses elephants, one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. During the two days in the park we saw a lot of birds and elephants. We had no luck with the Bengal tigers or rhinos. During a bush walk with a guide we did a stop at a picnic area with elephant. Sitting in front of the elephant we got the following questions:

Consider you have a rope. How often you can put the rope around the foot of the elephant, when you pull the rope up it gives the height of the elephant? (See the answer under the last picture)

On the second day, early in the morning we did an elephant riding tour. It was amazing to see that the animals stop for nothing. They go directly in the overgrown forest and things in the way will be removed with the proboscis.

Answer:  one and a half times.

For me the park was more an amusement for tourists, animals where treated like in a circus especially the elephants during the bathing in the river. There was no wild animal encounter.For me it was a complete different feeling then in other National Parks.

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