Sep 22, 2010
May 17, 2011
Chitwan National Park lies along the border with India and has an array of wildlife to see, including endangered tigers and rhinos, elephants, deer, birds, and crocodiles. We toured the jungle on the back of an elephant, and were lucky to see a rare one-horned rhino with its baby, as well as some crocs on the riverside. We also had the opportunity to walk through traditional Tharu villages on the way to the elephant breeding center, where elephants are raised to work in the park, e.g., providing a way to tour the park as well as patrolling for poachers. Unfortunately, we left just before the annual elephant polo matches, where countries from around the world (Iceland!) compete.