20 October 2019
Another early start today as we need to be on the road by 7.30am. We are heading east now towards Chitwan National Park. As we drive we see school children all very neatly dressed in their school uniforms, some waiting for the bus and others cycling. We also notice that as well as rice people are growing lots of other vegetables as well here and we see trucks and tractor trailers full of sacks of potatoes.
We are very near the Indian border here so we see many, many trucks on the road. Initially it is all very flat as we travel across the Terai plains but then there are another crop of hills and we see one truck that has driven off the road and is balanced precariously in a tree and a tanker whose tank has rolled off the edge of the road. Kishor says that the truck drivers mostly try to travel at night when the roads are less busy but sometimes they fall asleep.
There are a lot of road works and a lot of vehicles so it is very slow going. When we are nearly there we find the road blocked by a fallen tree so we have to go via the ‘scenic route’. It seems to us that the road is better here and the houses and neat gardens seem a lot more prosperous than we have seen elsewhere. We are heading for the Barahi Jungle Lodge right on the edge of Chitwan National Park.
For this and other similar tours see:
Peregrine Adventures (Comfort tours)
Geckos Adventures (for 18 to 30s)
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