Chitwan National Park flood damage

0 Comments 21 Aug 2017 ADV

Due to monsoon last week Chitwan National Park was greatly affected by flood where Sauraha which is main tourist hub in Chitwan was under the water for long time. Now, after a week tourist activities is returning back in normal condition.

Elephant safari activities, lodges and hotels are reopened. Officials of Chitwan National Park and resort owners say the tourist number is very low at the moment. On last Sunday Rapti River and Budhi Rapti River’s massive flood had inundated this buzzing tourist town. Along with help elephants over 600 locals and tourist were rescued from hotels and resorts.

After the flood tourist arrivals fell down to zero for few days and it has started once the National park started to resell national park tickets.

On last Wednesday only five tourists obtained Chitwan National Park ticket and it’s increased to 48 on following day. Hotels and resorts are operating elephant and jeep safari in community forests instead of regular National Park forests.

300 to 400 foreigner tourists were obtaining National Park ticket to enjoy safari and cultural tour in Chitwan. There were around 100 tourists on Sunday who entered the National Park. After Kathmandu and Pokhara Chitwan National Pak is third best destination for tourists.

110 hotels and lodges are greatly affected by flood this year where entire hotels and lodges are expecting to start its regular operation after a week or so.

150 millions worth damaged due to the flood. Land road to Chitwan gets landslide often and tourists faces problems to go, the air transfers were also stopped by the flood for few days as the airport was drown in the water.

Source: My republica

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