Island Jungle Resort - INTRODUCTION
As the crow flies ninety kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, is the Royal Chitwan National Park. Widely acknowledged as one of the best national parks in Asia, covering a pristine area of 932 sq. km. This is the first national park in Nepal, established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem of significant value to the entire world. The park is situated in the sub-tropical inner 'Terai' lowlands of south-central Nepal.
In the northwest section of the park is an island known as the Bandarjhola, surrounded by the Narayani River. This unique island consists of riverine forest, tall grassland, marshland, numerous inlets and oxbow lakes. Such a diverse combination of nature is found only here on this island providing a perfect habitat for wildlife. It is here that you will also find Island Jungle Resort offering you the opportunities in experiencing the exciting life of the jungle.
By air : Just a thirty minute flight will bring you from Kathmandu to Bharatpur (outside Chitwan National Park.) Daily morning flights are available from Royal Nepal (RNAC.) At Bharatpur airport you will be met by our staff and be driven to our Island Jungle Resort.
By Raft : One of the most exciting ways to travel to the park is by raft down the Trishuli river – a day float – which brings you to Narayanghat where you may be driven to our Island Jungle Resort. The number of days floating can be extended as per your schedule.
By Surface : A pleasant five hour drive by Car or Tourist bus on the Kathmandu-Narayanghat highway follows the Trisuli river and offers you a continually changing landscape from the mountains of the Himalayan to the plains of the Terai.