Early morning bird watching tour at Temple Tiger
Chitwan National Park covers 932 sq. km. and supports some 650 species of birds. Flocks of Common and Demoiselle Cranes occur on passage between March and May and October/November. Along the marshes and small lakes there are Cormorants, Darter, Cinnamon
Bittern, Black-crowned Night and Purple Herons, Asian Open bill, Woolly-necked and Lesser Adjutant Storks, Lesser Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Balloons Ruddy-breasted and Brown Crakes, Purple Gallinule, Bronze-winged Jacana, Painted Snipe and Stork-billed Kingfisher, Chestnut-crowned and Spotted Bush Warblers, Yellow bellied Prinia, Clamorous Reed, dusky and Smoky Warblers, and Red-capped Babbler.
After having breakfast, drive to bandipur and transfer to hotel.
Bandipur is a beautiful town situated on a high ridge above Dumre. With its glorious eighteenth century Newari architecture, the whole town is like a living open-air museum of Newari culture. Before the construction of the Pokhara to Kathmandu Highway, this town was a major stop on the trade route between India and Tibet. Though not busy trades stop any more, the city is still frequently visited by a lot of people.
Tundikhel, Baralthok, Rani Ban, Bindebasini Mandir, Mahalaxmi Mandir, Khadga Devi Mandir, Tin Dhara and Bandipur silk farm are some interesting sites in Bandipur. You can also explore the hills around Bandipur and take a walk to the Siddha Gufa (the largest cave in Nepal), Patal Dwar & hike to a nearby hill known as Gadhi.
Walking tour in Bandipur to visit temples and see the Newari Architecture and interact with the locals to understand their lifestyle.
Lecture by the accompanying guide on the Newari culture
Overnight at hotel in Bandipur (B)