Within the National Park, Bishajari Tal is a network of
connected lakes, man-made waterways and wetlands which can be
followed by road and is excellent to explore by bicycle. Wildlife
visible along Bishajari Tal's route includes monkeys, crocodiles,
deer and innumerable species of birds.
Tharu Culture Museum
Located in the Chitwan village of Bachhauli, the Tharu Culture
Museum invites vistors to explore the rich culture and history of
the indigenous Tharu prople who have inhabited Chitwan for at least
seven hundred years. Exhibits include traditional paintings,
artefacts, instruments, handicrafts and natural medicines.
The administrative Headquarters of the Chitwan National Park is
housed in a former royal hunting lodge on the south bank of the
Rapti River where there is also a small but informative natural
history museum and visitor centre. Elephants at the park's nearby
elephant breeding centre bathe in the river here at lunchtime each
The small village of Kurintar on the banks of Trisuli River in
Chitwan is the site of Nepal's only cable car; an unmissable
experience. Imported from Austria and boasting a 100% safety record
since its inauguration in 1998, the Kurintar Cable Car transports
visitors 2.8 kilometres to the sacred Manakamana temple which sits
on a high ridge overlooking the river.