Sunday, November 28, 2010

10 November 2010 - Chitwan National Park, Nepal - nature tour

Our friend, Tilak, had planned our whole trip.  Our first stop as Chitwan National Park.  I was so thrilled to be returning to Chitwan.  Here's Wikipedia's description of Chitwan:

We arrived the evening of 9 November, had dinner and went to bed.  Early the next morning, we were scheduled for a boat ride on the river with a nature interpreter.

Narayan was the guide in our boat.

Large Egret

Stork-billed Kingfisher (I had to magnify it so yu could see it, so the resolution isn't very good)

Same with these Ruddy Shelducks

Same with this Pied Kingfisher

These are swallow nests in the mud wall along the river

This is an endangered Black Stork

We landed down the river where our guide took on a land tour
An elephant print in the mud


This may not look terribly exciting to you, but this pile of rhinoceros dung is about 3 feet in diameter, and was very fresh!

As our tour approached the elephant breeding center, we came across  a man-made pool for the rhinos.  We had seen spotted deer, which I didn't get a picture of.


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ganesh iyer said...
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ganesh iyer said...

Which hotel did you stay in? It looks amazing.
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