I am inspired to continue my entry for Nepal this time, after watching a late night Bollywood film with hub last night, Kathmandu came suddenly into the scene. How memorable it was until Hub even mentioned his desire to visit the country! sebab dia plak terlebih excited. LOL
One of our must-visit places during that 2012 trip was Chitwan National Park, located in the southern region of Nepal, 30 km from India-Nepal border. I wished that we too had Indian visa to border cross but of course it was not doable due to the time limit.
|The Road leading to Chitwan National Park. Every countries visited, the signage of passing animals must be a taken for a shot, for remembrance. LOL|
My driver took us into this village area of Sauraha. As we descended from the highland to the flatland, things were getting pretty exciting when we see paddy field, cows or buffalos and some farming activities. It reminds us a lot to our kampung too, like Kedah and other northern region. The journey from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park took almost the entire day with some stop to have nature calls and lunch.
I can say Sauraha was the best thing happened during the entire trip. We met cool people who were not reluctant to be open and fun with the visitors, in many good ways. My tour guide brought us to this place for stay - Hotel Rainforest.
The friendship established between the visitors and the staff are amazing, still a facebook buddy to my guide, Mr. Arpan Guni and Mr. Buddha too, the chief among them all. Somehow it reminds me to my Outward Bound School (OBS) Experience in Lumut Perak. Very Cool!
You can google to find review of this place.
|People of Sauraha.|
Well, I am not going to dwelve on the details. You can google the hotel mentioned since they come with activities for you to choose and do during the entire stay. Basically two or three days will be packed with activities, another point to come and again reminds me to that OBS experience, in more relaxed ways. What we have in Sauraha were :
1. Jungle trekking Activity
2. Visit to Chitwan National Park - elephant riding, Rhino watching, river cruising
3. Local Tharu Dance Show (at night)
4. Sunset watching in Chitwan's River
5. BBQ (final night before departure)
6. Free n easy roaming in the town
|Elephant Bathing Time. A must try!|
I will leave readers with photos and no more explanation. Just to leave some surprise and room for imagination, especially for anyone who have intention to visit this place.
|Some active crocodiles found during river cruise. Cool, they will not bite.|
|Elephants in the sanctuary visit. A bench mark to future Kuala Gandah's trip?|
|A rhino caught sleeping in the park.|
|Couple of Chitwan, resting near Chitwan National Park.|
|Local girls met during our sunset watching in the river.|
|Kids of Chitwan.|