Perched in the Terai region of Nepal, halfway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, Chitwan National park is one of the 10 UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. And getting to Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu is easy. Indeed you will have many options.
The following are the popular ways to travel to Chitwan National Park:
- Traveling by tourist buses.
- Hiring a private car or jeep
- Traveling by airplane
- Traveling by public vehicle (bus, mini-bus, jeep)
It is by far the best option to travel to Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu. Besides, it is cheaper, in comparison to flight service. The majority of travelers prefer to travel by bus.
You can take a local bus from Thamel along Sorhakhutte. It will take around 5 hours to reach Sauraha from Kathmandu. And the price is usually around Rs. 600-800.
You can travel to Chitwan National Park on a tourist bus as well, nearby Thamel. The bus leaves in the morning and takes around 5 hours to reach Sauraha. The tourist bus is more comfortable than a public vehicle and is air-conditioned. In contrast, public buses are uncomfortable and crowded.
Hiring a private car
Another way to get to Chitwan National Park is by hiring a private car, and it is easy. A travel agency in Kathmandu can do it for you. But it is a bit costlier and cozier. The cost is around Rs. 7000-8000, you can split between other passengers.
Bharatpur Airport is the nearest airport to Chitwan National Park. You can book a flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur, and it is the quickest way of traveling to Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu. The flight duration is 20 minutes. After landing at Bharatpur Airport, you should hire a taxi. You can easily grab a taxi at the airport.