Discover luxury and boutique hotels in Chitwan National Park
When to go
Avoid the park in monsoon season (June to October), when rivers flood and safaris are off the cards.
PlanesRegular 20-minute flights from Kathmandu touch down in Bharatpur. From there, it’s a 20-kilometre taxi ride to Sauraha, the main town and gateway to the park.
BoatsFeeling adventurous? Take a day or two to raft to the park from Mugling, midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, along the Trisuli and Narayani rivers. You’ll be treated to jaw-dropping views and secret sandy beaches that road users will never even know about.
AutomobilesRegular tourist buses from Kathmandu make the roughly six-hour journey to Sauraha a doddle; buses also run from Pokhara and take about the same time. Alternatively, hire a car in Kathmandu and take on the drive yourself.