Chitwan is well known by Chitwan National Park which is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. However, there is much more to explore in Chitwan besides the national park. Here are the top five interesting places to visit in Chitwan.
Lamo Jharana, Jalbire
Lamo Jharana as the name suggests is a nearly 60 meters tall waterfall situated on Muglin-Narayangarh Highway in Chandi Vanjyang. It is a just 20-minute walk from the Jalbire temple. It is one of the most interesting places in Chitwan if you really do enjoy the waterfall. A naturally made small pond alongside the waterfall is the best place to recreate with the water. Since the water comes from such a height, the force and pressure of the water are such that it creates a strong wind. Besides, there is Gurung village where you can explore their cultures and traditions.
Chitwan main city
Bharatpur is the headquarter of Chitwan which is the 5th largest city in Nepal. It is a commercial city in central south Nepal. Bharatpur is situated on the bank of the Narayani river apart from Nawalparasi District. The bridge in the Narayani river is best to visit in the evening where you can get a stunning view of the sunset. You can have a pleasant moment on the bank of the Narayani river.
Upper Dang Gaddi trek
If you are very much interested in trek then, the Chitwan Chepang hill trail is one of the best treks in the Chitwan district since it offers a combination of cultural and sightseeing experiences. On the way to the trek, you can see the community of Chepang who live on the mid-hill of Nepal. You can also enjoy the homestay services in the Chepang community that helps to explore their cultures. Generally, it will be 5 days trek.
If you are Hindu, then Devghat Dham is one of the holy pilgrimages to visit in Chitwan. It is located at the junction of Seti Gandaki and Krishna Gandaki, just 7 km from the Narayangarh. In Devghat, there are various gods and goddess idols, caves likeSita’ss cave, Bashistha cave, and temples like Radha Krishna temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, and Bishwo Shanti Dharmashala. There are various ashrams like Mahesh Sanyas, Hari Hara, Sharana Gati, Galeshwor, and Radha Sarbeshwor Bhajan where different religious activities are performed.
Tharu village tour
Exploring new cultures and traditions can be the best thing you can do on your tour. In Chitwan, you can go for Tharu village tour where closely observe the community of Tharu and their culture, lifestyles, their activities, and their traditions. Chitwan is especially famous for Tharu culture. Even in the Chitwan National Park, Tharu cultural and dance programs are being organized.
These are the top five places to visit in Chitwan. You may be wondering why Chitwan national park is not listed. This is because Chitwan national park is the most visited place in Chitwan. In fact, most people visit Chitwan for this national park. Besides it, they don’t know other places. So, in order to promote the rest of the places, we have included the places beside the Chitwan National Park.