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Narayani River

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Address: Chitwan National Park 44200, Nepal
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fantastic place

Canoe flow, amazing crocodile impressions were every few meters, you can see watering deer, monkeys on the islet. Fantastic place.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kama D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canoe flow, amazing crocodile impressions were every few meters, you can see watering deer, monkeys on the islet. Fantastic place.

Thank Kama D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to see wildlife, birds, mammals and reptiles. A slow paddle down the river to many water birds , including kingfishers and herons.

Thank Charlie-Fans
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canoe seems small and scary to sit but its relatively safe .The lake is nice and surrounded by vast jungle .Many crocodiles .Literally infested with !!! I kept asking with so many crocs is it safe but they seem to be just at the edges near the shore not really a threat I guess .The serenity of the forest... More 

Thank Ramsmumbai
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful morning travelling down the river by canoe and our guide was quick to point out photo opportunity for birds and animals along the way. I counted at least 20 crocs along the way - all sunbathing but it added an element of excitement to the trip. Ending at the elephant breeding/training center, we spent some time watching... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pay a little extra for one of the older guides (Pem with Guida lodge was great), enjoy the canoe ride, or just watch the animals cross at sunset.

Thank ashton w
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Sighted as many as 20 crocs during morning (8am) canoeing on Buri Rapti river. Nice experience. Must do while in Chitwan. Go for Buri Rapti river.

Thank Narayan B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Taking a canoe ride down the Narayani river is a must when visiting Chitwan National Park. We were so lucky to see a mother rhino with her baby on the riverside, countless monkeys, so many birds, and two species (one only slightly less terrifying than the other) of crocs!

Thank ChildrenOverboard
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a great couple of hours cruising down the river enjoying the birds and crocodiles. We felt safe in our boat with our guide. Recommended activity!

Thank JazzApple
Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Difficult to get in and out of those canoes but staff extremely helpful. Birds galore and crocs lyng on the bank. saw elephants with passengers crossing river.

Thank Diana H
Goa, India
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Narayani river is full of Gharials - who can be seen lazing around on its sandy banks. It is also a great place to see sunset.

Thank AnuradhaGoyal

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