When you visit Chitwan, the nature parks come to mind. During the Rana regime (1846 – 1950) this place was known as a hunting place. The Rana rulers invited their foreign guests and they organized hunting programs, including many animals, such as Deer, tiger etc. But today we live in the age of nature conservation and such hunting events are prohibited. Today the park is called “Chitwan National Park” and no longer “Royal Chitwan National Park” because the monarchy is now a thing of the past in Nepal.
This park is one of the largest forest areas in Asia. Here you can find animals such as the rhinoceros, many types of deer, leopards, wild pigs, freshwater dolphins, crocodiles, more than 350 bird species and also the Bengal tiger. You can also ride elephants, go on day hikes, canoeing and trekking. The game “Elefanten Polo” is also famous here for the water-loving, there is also the possibility to drive from Kathmandu to the Trishuli or Seti khola river and then come to Chitwan by boat. Chitwan is approximately 165 km. from Kathmandu. It takes about 5 hours. by bus. Chitwan literally means heart of the forest.
One of the most visited places, if you are visiting Nepal, would be Chitwan National Park. Established in 1973 as Nepal’s first ever national park, the park encircles the area of 93200 hectares and is the sanctuary for the last population of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros. The site was enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site in 1984. Chitwan National Park is the home for various flora and fauna. The region boasts Bengal tiger, crocodiles, deer, leopards, wild elephant and so forth. The national park is an epitome of the natural ecosystem. If you are fortunate, on clear weather, you might come across some of the wild animals in the park. However, encountering a Bengal tiger might make you the luckiest. You have various alternatives to go on a trip to Chitwan National Park. You may choose an elephant ride or do a jungle safari trip in a private vehicle.
- Jungle Safari
- Elephant ride
- Tharu Cultural Show
- Nature Walk
- Canoeing at Rapti River
- Elephant Breeding Centre
- Twenty Thousand Lake (Bishazari Tal)
- Jalbire Waterfall
- & many more