Chitwan National Park declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 is the first national park of Nepal where the dominant ethnic group living are Tharu. Chitwan National park is situated in central Nepal covering an area of 932sq.km having an easy road access with 4 to 5 drive or 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The park covers hilly areas of Siwalik area occupied by dense Sal forest and carpeted with grass, Savannah and riverine vegetation. The park has floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti and Reu Rivers. Chitwan National Park offers the wilderness of diverse ecosystem which consists of mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of various kinds. This national park provides habitat for more than 450 endangered Asian one-horned Rhino and has got largest population of Royal Bengal Tiger. Along Rhinos and Tigers you too will find four species of deer, leopards, langurs, sloth bear, wild boars, rhesus monkeys, wild dogs, white stocking gaurs and many others. Gharials and Marsh mugger’s crocodile roam around in the rivers here. It is also one of the great destinations of different migratory birds.
Here, 450 different unique species of birds can be witnessed some of them are cormorants, egrets, storks, geese, jungle fowl, kingfishers and endangered species such as Bengal florician, Lesser florician, Brahmin, duck, pintails, Indian pitta and parakeets. All these make Chitwan National Park a nature lover’s paradise. It is one of the richest wildlife reserves in Asia. Here, you can enjoy the activities such as Jungle walk, Jungle Safari on elephant back, Canoe ride etc.