The ride to Chitwan was fast paced and steady. I took no breaks in the 190 km stretch (overshooting the team and being mocked for the same throughout the journey). Chitwan being the 5th largest town in Nepal, is fairly populated and urbanised. We were welcomed by the local Royal Enfield distributors who escorted us to our final destination – Hotel Royal Park – a country resort surrounded by lush green spaces. We headed out immediately to the Rapti river, enjoying river crossing and lazing on grassy banks watching the sun go down. We also encountered a baby elephant Appu (could it be more obvious) who was fairly playful and interactive. Numerous river side shacks offer good food and drinks with a view of calm running waters .