Sauraha is a village in Chitwan District of Nepal situated close by the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park. It is the eastern gateway to Chitwan National Park and jungle safaris for the budget, mid-priced and 3-4 star tourists. Beginning literally as small and very quaint Tharu village of mud and daub huts and houses, with a half dozen mud and daub hotels, it has grown into a small quiet town full of western style hotels and resorts, restaurants, internet cafes, and gift shops.
Jungle/wildlife safaris by foot, jeep, and elephant. You are for sure to see the rhinoceros. Also many types of deer, monkeys, and Bengal tiger. Bird watching in and around the jungle. Especially Bish Hajar Taal (20,000 lakes) wetlands area approximately 10 kilometers north-west from Sauraha.
A quickly growing but still small village that caters to the needs of the visitors to Chitwan National Park, the best-known safari park in Nepal. It is located 160 KM by road from Kathmandu, 155 km by road from Pokhara and 160 km by road from the Indian border at Sunauli. The Chitwan National Park ( Rs 500 entrance fee) is home to Bengal tigers, rhinoceroses, bears, leopards, crocodiles. And is also home for monkeys among others, and hundreds of species of birds and butterflies. The Rapti river separates the village of Sauraha from the national park. This river is safe to swim in. During the dry season, one can wander the sand dunes of the shrunken river. It is possible to walk for miles along the mud roads west, north and east of the village to other, rural Tharu villages. Thus, Sauraha Jungle Safari is really a fun thing to do.