So come to realise and accept that driving in Nepal in general is slightly crazy.
In order to get to Chitwan National Park we had to take a car journey of approximately 100 miles…not to bad we thought in order to reach the jungle….8 hours later we arrived at our destination!
Let’s just say their highway is different to ours! The road was a long and bumpy ride full of pot holes and landslides and extremely busy as this is the main trading route between Nepal and India and…it’s their national holiday… …but the scenery was AMAZING!
Once arriving we were taken for a short guided walk to a Tharu village and along the river bank where we saw a massive crocodile in the water. The same water we are going in tomorrow by dug-out canoe… “it’s safe they haven’t ate anyone in 2 years and if they swim at the canoe I have a few tricks up my sleeve”…so said our excellent guide Ganesh who is from the local Tharu tribe and is very knowledgeable of the area. Looking forward to that one then as well as our 6am wake up call!!
The Tharu people are an ethnic group indigenous to the southern foothills of the Himalayas who have their own language, cultural and traditional beliefs.