Saurah is one of the most interesting places and a tourist destinations in Nepal. It is located in Chitwan, about 5 hours bus drive from Kathmandu. The trip is to Saurah would be one of the most amazing and memorable weekends for a small family gateaway.
The jungle safari on the elephant’s back is one of the most exciting things, you would be able to see deers, alligators, crocodile, fish, different species of birds and if you are lucky wild animals like leopard. The best part is to see rhinoceros who roam around in the jungle in pair. This trip is a round trip on the elephant’s back followed by lunch.
Things to do in Saurah
My trip was sponsored by Landmark forest Park, the hospitality of the staffs is commendable. The safari was followed by visiting at an elephant museums and the bredding centre, where the elephants are bred and taken care of by the experienced staffs. The day followed with this amazing trip and in the evening, the Tharu cultural program by the camp fire, took the experience to another level.
Each of these elephants have unique names from their masters. The tour guide also told us that, each year these elephants have the running competition. It seems like a good economy booster for the locals and elephant breeders in the area. It encourages locals and tourist visit the city and helps with the economy.
Another amazing things to do in Saurah is to the elephant bath. Elephant bathing is also an exciting entertainment activity available to the tourist in Sauraha. The tourist can play with the elephants and dive in the river from the back of elephant while it is bathing. The sight of elephant bathing playing with humans is equally entertaining. It is even enjoyable to only view the elephant baths.
The canoe ride also gives us a chance to explore the jungle. These canoe are made with a single trunk of a tree. In this ride about 10-12 people can take a trip and be lost in the calm and serene nature. This is also another best opportunity for bird watching. If you are lucky, you get to capture many different species and the rare Kingfisher during this ride.
The best family vacation and could be travelled with younger children, this trip would make you appreciate many things in life. Away from the chaotic city life, a peace and serene weekend.