Chitwan is located in South-Central region of Nepal. It is one of the 75 districts of the country. The word ‘Chitwan’ is locally pronounced as Chituwa Ban or Leopard Forest. The main languages of the district are Nepali, Tharu and English. Chitwan is blessed with rich flora and fauna. This is depicted in Chitwan National Park, which is one among the important tourist destinations of the country. The National Park is also listed among world heritage sites.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is also known as Royal Chitwan National Park. The park is a wonderful place to explore, especially for wildlife lovers. It is home to more than 50 species including wild elephant, gaur, striped hyena, four-horned antelope, monitor lizard, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, python, leopard, sambhar, barking deer, chital, sloth deer, hog deer, wild dog, palm civet, langur and rhesus monkeys. Royal Chitwan National Park has also more than 450 species of birds. The major adventurous activities in Chitwan National Park are given in the lines below.
For tourists, canoeing on Chitwan Rivers is a wonderful way to see the sparkling waterfalls at the Royal Chitwan National Park.
One of the major activities in Chitwan National Park is elephant ride. By elepahn ride, animals such as wild boar, red deer and other animals of the forest can be seen closely.
Tourists would love to enjoy jeep safari, here. By doing so, one can explore wildlife and flora, spread across the length and breadth of the Royal Chitwan National Park.