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“Fabulous kayaking”
Review of Narayani River

Narayani River
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3-Night Chitwan National Park Safari from Kathmandu
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Nepal Special Tour - Kathmandu Chitwan and Pokhara
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10-Night Trekking Tour Including Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous kayaking”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Early morning on the river spotting the wildlife. So quite and peaceful, had a great time. Many a photo opportunity! Perfect.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Helen P
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“More adventure than bargained for”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

I went up the river in a reasonably stable canoe with my guide and another couple and their guide and the pole man at the rear. We saw abundant birds and deer and all was lovely and relaxing until a marsh mugger crocodile sidled up to our canoe. He was clunked hard on the head with the pole and he opened his mouth wide and barrel rolled and fortunately moved a little away. With our eyes finally off the crocodile we realized a rhino was on the riverbank in front of us. My guide whispered to keep very still and that he was frightened witless and to make for the bank if he charged, zig zagging as much as possible. The rhino entered the water in front of us and sauntered slowly across the river and clambered up the opposite bank. My advice to all----there are NO safety precautions on these tours and certainly no medical facilities to handle mishaps. If you are fleet-footed and have the presence of mind to dart and weave in the path of a charging rhino ( and these things look huger when not viewed through a zoo safety fence), you will be fine.

2 Thank KrisPeter2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the last places in Asia to see Rhinos”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Chitwan National park is one of the very last places to see the magnificent Asian Rhino. We were so lucky to see one large male at the very last minute! The park has many other animals on offer - like abundance of deer, Asian elephants, gharial and the rare Tiger (if you can spot them). It's a different type of forest to your "typical" Asian jungle as it much cooler than a tropical rain forest. Get a good guide who knows what he is doing (we had one) and you should have an unforgettable day trip..There are good picturesque resorts outside of the park which makes it easy to visit. Canoe trip across the river is not for the faint hearted though but as it turns out the river is not that deep.

Visited June 2013
3 Thank Sune S
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Toronto, Canada
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1,150 reviews
406 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
“Park and river worth the trip”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Canoes good stability, very peaceful and quiet, great birds. Chitwan worth a stop, we travelled via elephant and saw indian rhinos.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank OntarioCanuck1
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing / beautiful / mystical”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Chitwan national park was amazingly beautiful. The rhino walks / sightings and elephant rides are worth visiting the national park to see. Wandering around the village at night and talking to the children was magical. Love the experience.

Visited September 2013
Thank Christine H
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