Enlisted as a world heritage site in the category of natural heritage, Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park of Nepal and is one of the last sanctuaries of Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned Asiatic Rhinos.
The park is spread in an area 932 sq. km. and remains the most visited destination in Nepal. The park consists of lush vegetation, a mosaic of riverine Sal forest and grasslands, fragile Siwalik-hill ecosystem as well as alluvial flood plains.
Exceptionally high in species diversity, there have been 31% of mammals, 61% of birds, 34% of amphibians and reptiles, and 65% of fishes recorded in the park. Further over 400 species of both migratory and resident bird species have been observed. Because of it precious biodiversity, the park has additioinally been recognized as one of the worlds’ biodiversity hotspots.
The region is also home to the indigenous Tharu community who are well known for their unique cultural practices. Some of the activities include elephant safari, jeep safari, visit to elephant breeding center, Jungle walk, Bird watching, canoe ride and Tharu cultural dance.