Tuesday, 6 December 2011

IMAGES OF NEPAL / Chitwan and Pokhara

Chitwan National Park is a picturesque five-hour drive from bustling Kathmandu. At once, you are transported to a tropical landscape, a completely different world with its wide natural expanses. Here are elephants bringing tourists on their early morning safari. shrouded in a cloud of mist.

An elephant crossing over the Budhi Rapti River near Sauraha.

An elephant bashes through the forest like no other creature.

We saw no tigers, but the prize find was an Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros and her child. Notice the distance kept between the visitors and the rhinos.

Mustard fields forever in Sauraha.

A view of the Rapti River near Sauraha.

The start of a short boat safari on the Budhi Rapti River on a look out for gharials, mugger crocodiles and wading birds.

Sunset over the forest at the Baghmara Community Forest.

Devi's Falls in Pokhara. Sometimes called Devin's Falls or Davis Falls, named after the unfortunate European woman who was swept away by the river in 1961.

A shrine overlooking Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Colourful boats on Phewa Lake.

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